West Papua

First published in 2003, Encounters With The Dani, a history of contact with the Dani tribe, is a book worth revisiting. It was written, photographed and designed by Susan Meiselas, one of the most influential and important documentary photographers working today. Meiselas, who studied anthropology before she became a professional […]

Book Review: Encounters with The Dani

Indonesian scientists will embark on an ambitious, two-year expedition to Raja Ampat in West Papua to study biodiversity there and possibly unearth new species in a region dubbed the world’s most diverse.

RI plans Frontier Study

Indonesians are renowned for taking their time in doing things, but, at last the government has issued a regulation officially renaming West Irian Jaya province to West Papua province, a political decision that may not automatically settle the prolonged dispute over the new province’s existence.

West Irian Jaya Renamed as West Papua