If you haven’t heard much about the ongoing genocide in Papua New Guinea then your not alone, most don’t know anything about it. The indonesian government has annexed the province of West Papua with the backing of the USA government and other western powers due to the existence of vast mineral wealth in the area. Western powers are supplying the indonesians with weapons and logistical information in their quest to gain control of the region and ethnically cleanse the area of the indigenous people there.
The above link states that the indonesians are suppressing the culture of the indigenous people and that it is illegal there for the indigenous people to play their folk music.
The media blackout in the west about this situation may have something to do with the media being somehow bribed or pressured by interests that have financial investments in the area… or the people who have financial investments in the area might own very large shares in the media corporations.
In the comments I will post a comment that links to a youtube video which shows excessive harassment by the authorities to the indigenous people.