REVIEW: West Papua’s highway of blood and betrayal

Review of The Road: Uprising in West Papua, by John Martinkus

Keywords: foreign correspondence, foreign correspondents, Indonesia, investigative journalism, reviews, Timor-Leste, war correspondents, West Papua

Abstract

The Road: Uprising in West Papua, by John Martinkus. Carlton, Vic: Black Books Inc. 2020. 114 pages. 978-1-760-64242-6

The rugged mountainous highlands of New Guinea stretch from the Owen Stanley range in the east of the independent state of Papua New Guinea through the Star mountains straddling the border with Indonesian-ruled West Papua westwards through the perpetually snow-capped Puncak Jaya, at 4884m the highest peak.

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Author Biography

David Robie, Pacific Media Centre - AUT

Editor of Pacific Journalism Review and Professor of Communication Studies and Journalism

School of Communication Studies

Auckland University of Technology

References

Martinkus, J. (2011). A dirty little war: An eyewitness account of East Timor’s descent into hell, 1997-2000. Sydney, NSW: Random House.

Robie, D. (2017, November 15). Indonesia’s development dilemmas—a green info gap and budget pressure. Asia Pacific Report. Retrieved from https://asiapacificreport.nz/2017/11/15/indonesias-development-dilemma-a-green-info-gap-and-budget-pressure/

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Published
31-07-2020
How to Cite
RobieD. (2020). REVIEW: West Papua’s highway of blood and betrayal: Review of The Road: Uprising in West Papua, by John Martinkus. Pacific Journalism Review : Te Koakoa, 26(1), 305-308. https://doi.org/10.24135/pjr.v26i1.1109