Organizations Using the Internet
Papua New Guinea
Modified 31 July 2003
- Bougainville Freedom Movement, the Meekamui ``government'', a group that refuses to participate in the peace process, and which has run Radio Free Bougainvilla. Sounds like something out of a W. Somerset Maugham story.... http://www.magna.com.au/~sashab/BFM.htm
- Mekamui Defense Force (MDF) and Radio Independent Mekamui -- "Broadcasting from the 15km no-go zone centred on the Panguna copper mine and defended by the peoples Mekamui Defense Force (MDF). The no-go zone is set up by the current traditional land-owner Francis Ona, President of the Mekamui National Congress. This congress is the voice of the traditional chiefs supporting the no-go zone in Central Bougainville. [....] The short wave radio station is the people's only communications to the outside world. Living in the mountains and jungles around the mine site, the people set up the no-go zone to stop efforts to regain control of the mine now that the 10 year civil war has ended and peace restored" Using e-mail address firstname.lastname@example.org
- West Papue News Online -- http://www.westpapua.net/
- Also see the Indonesia section, for separatist movements on the western, Indonesia-controlled, half of the island.
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