We Are Not Free In PNG

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Don’t kid yourself Papua New Guinea, you do not live in a free country. I’ve seen the Japanese Prime Minister arrive at our airport but no security like this was ever placed around the airport.

So there we stood in the rain as the Cannon was fired to welcome Jokowi to Port Moresby for the second time this year.



So where are all the protesters? Where are all the activitists? Why am I myself even scared to shout out ‘Papua Merdeka’ as I stand here in the rain. The simple truth is we are not free, even in our own country which enshrines the freedom of speech in our own Constitution. We have in effect self censored ourselves.

Our only hope now may finally be in our on Prime Minister, Peter O’Neill who in March finally spoke out and laid bare 3 key points:

1. That Indonesia fulfill President, Susilo…

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