Tagged: Indonesia

Indonesia police kill Papua woman, clash claim disputed



Jakarta,  – Indonesian paramilitary police fatally shot a woman in what they said was a clash with stone-throwing villagers in the troubled Papua region, but a relative of the victim disputed their account of events.

Police said in a statement Monday that the 61-year-old woman was among villagers who intervened to help an 18-year-old man who jumped out of a boat to escape custody after being detained on suspicion of theft. Baca lebih lanjut


RSF’s decries journalist’s expulsion from Indonesia’s Papua region



Jakarta,  – After the BBC’s Indonesia editor was expelled from the country’s easternmost Papua region last weekend over a tweet, Reporters Without Borders (RSF) again urges the Indonesian authorities to allow journalists to report freely in the troubled region, which continues to be an information black hole.

An Australian journalist based in Jakarta since 2006, the BBC’s Rebecca Henschke got a special permit to visit Papua with a crew to cover a military aid operation, but was arrested and expelled, shortly after arriving, on the grounds that she had “hurt the feelings” of soldiers in a tweet. Baca lebih lanjut

Three contributors and journalists BBCNews Expelled from Papua By the Indonesian military

BBCnews Journalist, Rebecca Alice Henschke

Army officers escort BBC journalists to Mimika airport.


Jayapura,  – Expulsion of journalists who did re-coverage occurred in Papua. It now affects three BBC Indonesia contributors and journalists, namely Dwiki, Affan and Rebecca Alice Henschke. They could not relinquish their journalistic activities after being questioned by police in Agats, Asmat, and being questioned by immigration officers in Timika, Mimika was then repatriated.

Asmat received the attention of the media and the public because of the extraordinary incidents of Measles and malnutrition that caused at least 71 children died – 69 of them for measles, 3 malnutrition. Baca lebih lanjut