Jakarta attacks

No ban on foreign media in Papua - Jakarta

This comes after Reporters Without Borders condemned the Indonesian government for rejecting a recent visa application by French journalist Cyruk Payen.

The journalist visited Papua in mid-2015 and produced a documentary entitled "Forgotten War of the Papuans" which was aired last October.

The Tempo news service in Jakarta reports that the deputy foreign minister Abdurrahman Mohammad Fachir said foreign journalists would be asked about the purpose of their visit and who they would be meeting in Papua.

He says there would be no supervision or ban.

PM condemns attacks in Jakarta

On behalf of the people and Government of Papua New Guinea, the Prime Minister extended condolences to the families of people who have lost their lives in the attacks.

“The senseless violence that has occurred in Jakarta is disturbing,” the Prime Minister said.

“These disgraceful attacks against innocent people, members of the public who were simply going about their business and police on duty, are an outrage.

“Papua New Guinea offers sincere condolences to the families of two people who have been murdered.