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Papua's independence struggle

In the eastern-most parts of Indonesia, an independence struggle has been rumbling on for decades, largely unnoticed by the rest of the world.

Papua officially became part of Indonesia in 1969 after a controversial and very limited vote. Since then there have been calls for independence from the government in Jakarta.

Newsnight has obtained rare footage of independence fighters based deep in the Papuan jungle. Rachel Harvey, the BBC's correspondent in Indonesia until 2006, reports.

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