Radio Connects Remote Papuan Village

February 8, 2008

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By Marianne Kearney
07 February 2008

A remote village in the central highlands of Indonesia’s Papua province is now better connected to the outside world because of a new radio station. Marianne Kearney has more from Jakarta.

Until three months ago, if tribesman from Yahukimo wanted to get the latest news, they could rely on word of mouth, or make the arduous trek to town, almost 100 kilometers away, to buy a newspaper. Yahukimo had no electricity and no access to radio or TV. Read the rest of this entry »