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Ertyn Lani championed Indonesia Junior Top Model 2017

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Erthyn Lani with her parent – IST

Jayapura, Jubi – Ertyn Margaretha Wene Lani, junior model from Papua came out as the winner in two categories at the event of Indonesia Junior Top Model 2017.

“She won the championship in two categories: Intercultural Archipelago and First Champion of Top Model Indonesia 2017 in children category,” said Bonny Lanni, her father, to Jubi via short message Sunday (September 10).

“We thank the Government of Puncak Papua and the Puncak Arts Council for raising the potential of our children, and thank you for all the support from our family and relatives,” said Bonny Lanny, who is also a prominent musician from Walesi, Wamena Jayawijaya District.

He admitted that the audition was conducted quite hurried and he was overwhelmed because there was no preparation, especially no sponsors from the local government and the Papua provincial government.

But he said, “The feeling is deeply moved to hear our daughter come out as a winner despite the hustle-paced preparations but maybe God has other plans for our child.”

The competition that took place in Jakarta on September 9, 2017 leaves many stories for both parents of Ertyn. Ertyn who brought the good name for Papua participated on behalf of Papua even without the support of regency government and Provincial Government.

“So far we have been working on our own by borrowing money from the family and others to try to take our children to the national level. For the future hopefully there are people who can help to sponsor our child,” he said.

Despite not receiving the attention of the government properly, for Bonny it is a challenge that must be borne as parents who want to encourage their talented children, “without effort, just pray, it can be in vain,” he said.

Ertyn will get several contracts in Jakarta for a year to become a commercial and soap opera star.

Separately, Thedy Pekei a chairman of the Rasta Kribo Community (KORK) Papua congratulates Ertyn Margaretha Wene Lani who won the national competition. He hopes that the development of young Papuan children of this kind should get support from local and the provincial government.

“Support and guide them in achieving and developing their talents, because they are Papuan assets in the future,” he said.

Ertyn Margaretha Wene Lani, representing Puncak Regency, previously won the second category of children aged 4-7 years in Fashion and Top Model contest at provincial level of Papua held at Papuan Arts Council, Jayapura, last Tuesday (September 5). (*)

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Papua Printing Company to support young Papuan writers

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Komunitas Sastra Papua (Papuan Literature Community) when launching a discussion on literacy education in Jayapura. – Jubi/Hengky Yeimo

Jayapura, Jubi- Komunitas Sastra Papua (Papuan Literature Community) asked the Papua Provincial Government to reactive the regional company ‘Percetakan Rakyat Papua’ (Papua Regional Printing Company) to response the current demand of publication since many young Papuans are now becoming a writer.

However, the main constraint is in printing,” said the secretary of Komunitas Sastra Papua (Kosapa) Aleks Giyai on Thursday (31/5/2018).

Percetakan Rakyat Papua is considered bringing opportunities for Papuans to get the lower-cost printing. “To print some printed items such as books, magazines, calendars and so on, we have to make an order in Java. Even though the printing cost is quite cheaper, the shipping cost is expensive,” explained Giyai.

Meanwhile, cultural activist Andy Tagihuma thought books play a crucial role in developing a character of a nation. “The gradual progress of literacy development in Papua is a result of the inconsistent book publishing,” said Tagihuma.

He further said Papua should be able to produce and publish books and other writings locally like what has been done by the University of Cenderawasih in the past, which printed most of their writings such as Warta Uncen and other scientific journals independently. “But now they mostly send it to Java for printing,” he said. (*)

Reporter: Hengky Yeimo

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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What is the most attractive thing to see in FDS 2018?

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Illustration of traditional Papuan dance – Jubi / Engel Wally

Sentani, Jubi – Jayapura Regent Mathius Awoitauw stated traditional food produced from sago and cultural performances would be the two most attractive things to see in Lake Sentani Festival (FDS) 2018.

Furthermore, he said location, where the festival takes place, must be set attractively to avoid an impression of a night fair event or a regular traditional market.

Those who will be directly involved in performances at the FDS, such as dancers, must wear cultural costumes. They are not allowed to wear anything else on stage,” he said.

The Second Vice Chairman of Jayapura House of Representatives Kornels Yanuaring said the FDS, which is an annual government agenda, should have a positive impact on the local community.

Visitors should acquire clear information about this event; what would perform in this festival. So, we could see their interest on the event, and it could be an indicator of the income for the local community,” he said. (*)

 

Reporter: Engel Wally

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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Papuan Voices promotes indigenous Papuans in film festival

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Papuan Film Festival II Committee when holding a press conference at Jerat Papua office, Jayapura City. – Jubi / Abeth You

Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Voices will promote indigenous Papuans through Papua Film Festival II (FFP II) which is running in Jayapura City on 7 – 9 August 2018.

Papuan Voices established in 2011 and now stations in six regions of Papua, namely Biak, Jayapura, Keerom, Wamena, Merauke, Sorong and Raja Ampat.

“The theme of FFP II is indigenous Papuans struggling facing modernization. We chose this theme to response the current situation occurred in Papua,  said Chairman of the Committee of FFP II Harun Rumbarar in Jayapura on Thursday (7/5/2018).

In this festival, Papuan Voices wants to increase public awareness on the critical issues faced by indigenous Papuans.

“Also, it acts as a forum to strengthen filmmakers networking in Papua. Our works further explain the position of indigenous peoples in facing the waves of development and investment,” he said.

Meanwhile, FFP II Secretary Bernard Koten said his organisation recently focus on producing a short documentary film about human and the land of Papua, which assign to all levels of community in Papua, Indonesia and abroad.

“To see Papua through the eyes of Papuans, in the form of a documentary film,” Koten said. (*)

 

Reporter: Abeth You

Editor: Pipit Maizier

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