Press Release

IAWP launches in the Australia-Pacific region!

The International Academics for West Papua network officially launched in the Australia-Pacific region on September 1 at the University of Sydney’s conference, ‘Beyond the Pacific: West Papua on the World Stage’, hosted by the West Papua Project.

The ribbon was cut by West Papuan leader, Jacob Rumbiak, to an audience of Papuans and their international supporters. We also announced the network’s new patrons, Dr Benny Giay and Professor Noam Chomsky.

You can watch a short video of the launch here:

You can sign our academic open letter to the Indonesian government and the international community here.