BREAKING NEWS. Indonesian press are reporting that foreign media will not have free and open access to West Papua. Conditions will apply. Journalists to be told what they are not allowed to report on.
Journalists will not be allowed to write things that “contain slander or vilify-disfigure the Indonesian government”
TNI indonesian military likely to have final say on which journalists are allowed to report.
MANOKWARI, KOMPAS.com – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Tedjo Edhi Purdijatno said that journalists can go to stay abreast of the terms. But there are also requirements that include reporting that does not contain slander, things that are not real, vilify-disfigure the Indonesian government and unbalanced.
Foreign press, continued Tedjo, could be allowed to covered in the mountains like to Wamena and others. However, journalists should ask permission first.
“Perhaps it should first be selected who can go. Because security is linked TNI and Police and we also have to be responsible for their safety. If there’s anything goes wrong we can be blamed as well. They will select,” said Tejo.