AJI condemns police, public following violence against journalists during Jakarta riot - News Summed Up

AJI condemns police, public following violence against journalists during Jakarta riot


The journalists are identified as Budi Tanjung (CNN Indonesia TV), Ryan (MNC Media), Ryan Hadi (CNNIndonesia.com), Fajar (Sindo Trijaya Radio), Fadli Mubarok (Alinea.id) and Intan Bedisa and Rahajeng Mutiara (RTV). The head of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) in Jakarta, Asnil Bambani, lambasted the police and protesters. “We condemn the violent acts against journalists and the hampering of the journalists' work,” Asnil said through a written statement received by The Jakarta Post on Friday. 40/1999 on the press, which states that those who intentionally interfere with journalists’ work are subject to two years' imprisonment and Rp 500 million (US$34,800) in fines. “We urge the public and the police to respect and support press freedom without intimidating and interfering with their work,” he added.


Source: The Nation Bangkok May 25, 2019 12:22 UTC



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