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10.11.15

West Papuans fear for survival as a people | West Papua Action Network: Transcript

-- West Papuans say their survival as a people is increasingly threatened under Indonesian rule.
But Jakarta says it’s working to address what it sees as the real issues holding the indigenous people back.
Johnny Blades reports after securing a rare journalist visa to enter Papua.
It’s estimated that West Papuans are now a minority in their homeland. A University of Sydney study predicts they will make up less than 30 percent of the population within five years. The Governor of Papua province, Lukas Enembe, who is a Papuan himself, warns the inward migration of Javanese and other non-Papuans poses a critical threat.


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