ARTICLE 19 and a number of other organisations has signed a joint letter from TAPOL, submitted to Mr Joko Widodo,  President of the Republic of Indonesia, expressing concern about the absence of free and open access to the Indonesian provinces of Papua and West Papua (henceforth: Papua) for international journalists, humanitarian organisations and human rights observers. The media blackout in Papua denies the Papuan people the right to have their voices heard and allows human rights violations such as killings, torture and arbitrary arrests to continue with impunity.

Read the full letter below.

Full letter to Indonesian President.