Oktovianus Pugau was a brave journalist from Papua who passed away young. His name is now commemorated as an award for courageous writers.

  05 May 2017 10:50

Oktovianus Pugau was a young man from Papua who passed away last year. He was a brave journalist who started Suara Papua —the voice of Papua— to tell people what really happened in the eastern part of this country.

Pugau's name is now named as an award on courage in journalism for young journalists and writers.

Human Right Watch's Andreas Harsono will tell you more about the award and Pugau's life story.

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