Saturday, July 12, 2014

Seminar in Auckland. West Papua: The Pacific's Secret Shame

                      Not to be missed open seminar - West Papua: The Pacific's Secret Shame

The Organising Committee for West Papua Seminar invites you to 

                                               Friday 1 August, 6.30-8.30pm

                                                    Saturday 2 August, 9am-5pm

Faculty of Law, The University of Auckland
Level 2 (Friday) and Level 3 (Saturday)
9 Eden CrescentAuckland 1010·

The latest from on the ground in West Papua.
The urgent need to improve media and international NGO access to West Papua.
New Zealand’s historical and current complicity with Indonesia, including providing police and military training and condoning environmental exploitation.
Support for West Papua in Melanesia and Indonesia’s attempts to undermine this support through the Melanesian Spearhead Group.
Is West Papua the new East Timor?
Political panel with representatives from major parties.

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Keynote speaker
Victor Mambor, Chairperson for the Alliance of Independent Journalists (Papua chapter)

Other speakers include
Prof. David Robie (Director, Pacific Media Centre, AUT)
Dr. Elizabeth Stanley (Victoria University of Wellington)
Maire Leadbeater (Human Rights activist)
Paul Bensemann (Independent NZ journalist)
Johnny Blades (Radio NZ reporter - via video link)
Paula Makabory (West Papuan human rights activist, Melbourne) tbc

The event is hosted by the Organising Committee for West Papua Seminar. For more information please contact Maire Leadbeater

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