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Attacks on journalists rise in Indonesia

On March 27, journalist Nurhadi of news outlet Tempo was assaulted in East Java while investigating a tax bribery case, raising concerns over growing violence against journalists in Indonesia. According to media reports, the act occurred while Nurhadi attempted to confirm details of a tax collection case from the former director of Inspection of the […]

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Indonesia jails U.S. environmental reporter

The International Press Institute (IPI), a global network of editors, media executives and owners, has urged Indonesia to immediately release journalist Philip Jacobson, who works as an editor for the environmental news outlet Mongabay. Jacobson, a U.S. national, was detained on January 21 on charges of visa violations according to a statement issued by his […]

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#WPFD2017: Media Coverage and Public Perception of Refugees and Migrants

The International Press Institute (IPI) hosted a panel discussion on “Media coverage and public perception of refugees and migrants” as part of the 2017 UNESCO World Press Freedom Day gathering in Jakarta, Indonesia May 3-4, 2017. The panel included: • Sawssan Abou-Zahr, Independent Journalist and Lebanon Peace-Building Expert for Peace Direct • Paul Dillon, Project Manager/Media Officer, […]

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Indonesia urged to address press freedom violations in West Papua

Just five months before Indonesia is set to host UNESCO’s 2017 celebration of World Press Freedom Day, its government still has not met a regional human rights watchdog’s demands to address press freedom violations in the country’s restive West Papua province. Upon the announcement in July that UNESCO would mark May 3, 2017 with a […]

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