Human Rights & Human Security Journalism, Advocacy and Media, Training and Consultancy for Melanesia

Media, Interviews, Audio, Video Resources

Here you will find a sample of Media interviews I have done over the last few years.  There are many more, but that is what google is for.

20th April 2006 – The Wire – National Community Radio.

September 12, 2006: ABC RN World Today: Papuan activists reject ICG report.

November 2006: Channel 4 UK Unreported World – Rainforest Warriors (worked as fixer to get journalists inside and out of West Papua for this program) – audio.. Reporter: Evan Williams.

Nick Chesterfield, a spokesman for the Australia-based Free West Papua Campaign, says the Pacific region is naturally sympathetic to the Papuan cause, along with a substantial number of Australians.

But he warns that Indonesia’s growing political influence in the region, and Australia’s nervousness over its own relations with Jakarta, have combined to intimidate the region into keeping silent.

2005: Hack- Triple J – interview on West Papuans gaoled for raising Morning Star Flag.

8th April 2006: 2SER Radio interview with Nick Chesterfield from the Free West Papua Campaign (Melbourne).

Joyce joins doubters on border bill The Age – May 12, 2006

A spokesman for the West Papua independence campaign, Nick Chesterfield, said Indonesia needed to allow an international forensic team to investigate claims

Papuans ‘hiding’ after boat sinking –The Age – Apr 26, 2006

Nick Chesterfield, a spokesman for the Free West Papua Campaign, said the 18 students were said by networks in West Papua to be alive after their boat

PM – Melanesian student group jailed in Indonesia for peaceful protest ABC Online – Apr 28, 2008

JEFF WATERS An Australian supporter of the Free Papua movement activist Nick Chesterfield says the prisoners are being mistreated

Interview with Jeff Waters, ABC Australia Network, May 2008.  In West Papua the Indonesian forces continue to oppress Papuans. Eleven more political prisoners are being detained, intimidated and tortured – simply for speaking out and raising their flag. Australia Network NewsHour report by Jeff Waters.

Indonesians accused of torture The Age – Jun 27, 2006

Nick Chesterfield Australian head of the Free West Papua Movement said he had grave fears for 200 students who had disappeared since the mine riot

Papua New Guinea bishop: “Islamic extremists coming to West Papua” asianews.it Mar 27, 2006

Nick Chesterfield, Free West Papua Campaign Australian organizer, said the bishop’s comments backed OPM claims that Muslim extremists were being armed by

Australia & Indonesia agree to build military capabilities together Sept 22, 2008, 2SER FM
Download Australia & Indonesia agree to build military capabilities together in MP3 format
Produced by Shevonne Hunt

The Defence Minister- Joel Fitzgibbon- has announced that Australia is “more than happy” to help Indonesia build it’s defence force. The deal is expected to bring Indonesia and Australia even closer together, with Australian military companies setting up shop in the archipelago. This is despite ongoing reports of military human rights abuses in West Papua, and the failure of the Indonesian government to bring any military personel to real justice for abuses in Aceh and East Timor. Featured in story: Jacob Rumbiak- West Papuan Activist, Dr Clinton Fernandes-Senior Politics Lecturer, Australian Defence Force Academy and Nick Chesterfield – human rights activist.

RNZI Dateline Pacific: TNI increasingly blamed for Papua violence

Interview on RNZI Dateline Pacific Friday, April 17, about bombs, election violence and deteriorating Human Rights and Security situation in West Papua.  Johnny Blades reports that the finger is being pointed to the Indonesian military for waves of increasing violence across West Papua.

Victor Yeimo, West Papua National Front; Socratez Sofyan Yoman, President West Papuan Baptist Union; Nick Chesterfield, Australia based West Papua activist; Agus Alua, Chairman, MRP (Papuan People’s Assembly). …

Article is about 10:35 min into program, after Fiji story.

Don't mention the human rights abuses in West Papua
03/11/10  JG & SBY have met in Jakarta, but the Indonesian President wasn’t keen on international pressure over footage showing soldiers torturing civilians in West Papua. Read More >>

 

Papua floods may fuel tensions – Asia-Pacific – Al Jazeera English

7 Oct 2010 Nick Chesterfield of West Papua Media told Al Jazeera that if
english.aljazeera.net/news/asia…/10/2010106124332102360.html

PM – Missing boatload of asylum seekers found at Cape York

abc.net.au18 Jan 2006 NICK CHESTERFIELD: I got phone calls pretty much simultaneously from NICK CHESTERFIELD: Sorry, they did tell me how many people were on
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1550489.htm

Canberra’s treaty ‘killing off’ Papuan democracy – National

theage.com.au9 Nov 2006 Free West Papua campaigners Nick Chesterfield and Jacob Rumbiak say the treaty with Indonesia will thwart human rights controls in the
http://www.theage.com.auNational

PM – Papuan woman makes coercion claims against Indonesia

abc.net.au11 May 2006 Free Papua activist Nick Chesterfield says we have every reason to believe NICK CHESTERFIELD: Because this is totally consistent with
http://www.abc.net.au/pm/content/2006/s1636522.htm

Papuan asylum seekers return to Indonesia – World -…


Sydney Morning Herald – Nov 30, 2008

Nick Chesterfield, a Melbourne-based Papuan activist said: “We wish them all the best for the future and we hope Indonesia stands by its obligation to

Indonesian refugees return to their…‎ – The Age

More RNZI INterviews:

  1. Papuan asylum seekers on Christmas Island allowed first access to

    30 Jan 2006 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Nick Chesterfield, says the first outside access to the Papuans was achieved during the
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  2. Large numbers march on Papua parliament’s upper house

    9 Jul 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Nick Chesterfield says the march was the biggest of a series of protests drawing tens of
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  3. Papua journalists on edge after colleague killed

    3 Aug 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Nick Chesterfield says the death comes soon after a journalist was found dead in East
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  4. Tension feared to hamper Papua flood relief

    6 Oct 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Nick Chesterfield from West Papua Media says he’s heard medical personnel are stretched to
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  5. Papua torture footage deemed authentic

    19 Oct 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Activist and editor, Nick Chesterfield, says they have confirmed the identity of the Papuans
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  6. Papuans yet to make formal decision on rejecting special autonomy

    4 Aug 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News But an Australia-based human rights advocate, Nick Chesterfield, says the upper house and the
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  7. Indonesian police praised for showing restraint so far in huge

    9 Jul 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Australia-based activist Nick Chesterfield says the protest has been peaceful but that this
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  8. Indonesia military chief orders probe into Papua torture video

    19 Oct 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Activist and editor of West Papua Media, Nick Chesterfield, says there needs to be an
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  9. Papuan political prisoners charged with inciting riot at Abepura

    12 Dec 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News The editor of West Papua Media, Nick Chesterfield, says the two men are not responsible for
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  10. Questions over Papua police probe of Freeport killings

    22 Jul 2009 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Australia-based Papua human rights activist Nick Chesterfield says “intensive questioning” is
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  1. Activists rounded up across Indonesia’s Papua province over March

    14 Apr 2008 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Nick Chesterfield says at least 70 Papuans have been detained for their involvement in the
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  2. Australian group welcomes granting of visa to Papuan refugee

    1 Aug 2006 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News The Free West Papua Campaign’s Nick Chesterfield says he’s glad Australia is following its
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  3. Doubt surrounds Indonesian claim of foreign role in Papua violence

    17 Jul 2009 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News However, Australia-based activist Nick Chesterfield says this contradicts the Minister’s
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  4. Australian Senate calls for Indonesia to allow Red Cross back into

    24 Aug 2009 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News But activisit Nick Chesterfield says Indonesia has obligations under the Geneva Convention to
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  5. Concern voiced for Papuan activists detained over rebellion charges

    14 Apr 2008 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Nick Chesterfield says at least 70 Papuans have been detained for their involvement in the
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  6. Large numbers march on Papua parliament’s upper house

    9 Jul 2010 Current Location in Site. RNZI Home > News Australia-based activist Nick Chesterfield has been monitoring the situation.
    http://www.rnzi.comNewsCached
  1. Papua New Guinea – indonesia Papua New Guinea bishop: “Islam…


    asianews.it Mar 27, 2006

    Nick Chesterfield, Free West Papua Campaign Australian organizer, said the bishop’s comments backed OPM claims that Muslim extremists were being armed by
  2. 42 West Papuan asylum seekers get temporary Australian…


    Wikinews Mar 24, 2006

    A spokesman for the Free West Papua Campaign, Nick Chesterfield, said the decision highlights the dire situation. “What this clearly demonstrates is that
  3. Hope for West Papuan asylum seekers


    Torres News Feb 8, 2006

    Nick Chesterfield, AWPA spokesman ,said: “Access has been allowed by telephone very briefly to us,” when he spoke via phone to the Torres News.

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