A West Papua action group is urging New Zealand and other Pacific nations to lobby Indonesian authorities for the immediate release of two French journalists.
Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat were reporting in the Indonesian-controlled Papua region for a French-German television station when they were arrested.
They are being held for violating immigration regulations but the police say they are suspected of promoting instability.
A spokesperson for West Papua Action Auckland group, Maire (mai-ree) Leadbeater (led-better), says New Zealand's parliament only recently passed a resolution supporting media freedom in West Papua.
"This is a perfect opportunity really for the Government to put that resolution into action and to make a strong plea to the Indonesian authorities to release those two journalists."
A spokesperson for West Papua Action Auckland, Maire Leadbeater.
Reporters without Borders has also called for the release of the two journalists.