The New Zealand government recently calling for “genuine media freedom in West Papua”. Sadly, on 6th August two French journalists, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, who were reporting on the growing human rights crisis in the Lanny Jaya region of West Papua and are being threatened with a 5 year jail sentence and a 40,000 US dollar fine just for reporting in West Papua.
These events have sparked a new international call for media freedom in West Papua.
A model letter for you to send to your elected representative follows. We would be very grateful to hear of any response that you get from your government.