Veronica Koman has been under fire from the Indonesian government, which tried to have her arrested.
A commuter plane flying in bad weather in Indonesia’s eastern Papua province lost contact with air traffic controllers minutes before it was supposed to land on Sunday.
Indonesia announced on Sunday that foreign journalists will be allowed to travel unhindered to West Papau, a region where a 50-year separatist movement has challenged Indonesian territorial claims.
A protest in Paniai was broken up with force on Monday, leaving five demonstrators dead, just as West Papuan activists unified for independence.
'The Hardest Thing Was Not Knowing the Outcome': VICE News Talks to the French Journalists Freed From Jail in Papua
In an interview with VICE News, two French journalists who faced up to five years in jail in Indonesia explain the circumstances surrounding their arrest.