Papuan street art, freedom seminar pose challenge at Jakarta’s WPFD2017

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Article by AsiaPacificReport.nz

Photographs by David Robie and Bernard Agape in Jakarta

The World Press Freedom Day organisers, UNESCO and the Indonesian Press Council, marginalised the highly sensitive issue of West Papuan media and human rights violations in Jakarta last week.

But they failed to silence West Papuan media freedom advocates.

This seminar, at one of the other WPFD cluster of hotels, was a resounding success at raising the issues.

1. Papuan street art on display at WPFD2017 freedom seminar. Image: Davd Robie/PMC

2. World Press Freedom Day (WPFD2017) conference logo. Image: David Robie/PMC

3. Free Press in West Papua poster. Note the bird of paradise and pen nib logo.

4. “Free” Papua symbolic puppets. Image: David Robie/PMC

5. Save Papuan journalists. Image: David Robie/PMC

6. Lining up screen shots. Image: David Robie/PMC

7. Human rights lawyer Asep Komarudin speaking. Image: David Robie/PMC

8. Panel: Victor Mambor (from right); human rights lawyer Usman Hamid (centre) of Amnesty International Indonesia; and David Robie. Image: Bernard Agapa

9. PMC’s David Robie (from left); a human rights lawyer; and Jubi chief editor Victor Mambor. Image: Bernard Agapa

10. PMC’s Dr David Robie; flanked on his right by human rights lawyer Veronica Korman; and on his right Image: Bernard Agapa

11. PMC’s Pacific Media Centre director Dr David Robie at WPFD2017. Image: Bernard Agapa

12. The “tell it how it is” panel on West Papua at WPFD2017. Image: David Robie/PMC

13. “Tell no lies” panel with David speaking.

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