Two journalists back in France after 11 weeks in Indonesian jails

first_imgNews to go further News August 21, 2020 Find out more Organisation On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia Receive email alerts News Help by sharing this information Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua November 19, 2020 Find out more Follow the news on Indonesia They arrived in Paris in the morning and, along with their families, were received in the evening at Reporters Without Borders headquarters by RWB staff, their support committee, the Memento TV production company, the TV channel Arte and friends.“The return of Dandois and Bourrat is a big relief for us, said Benjamin Ismaïl, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Asia-Pacific desk. Their detention and eventual trial was one of the biggest ordeals they have ever had to endure.”“Their conviction sets a dangerous precedent for all journalists trying to visit Indonesia in the future. This case is not over. We know that some of the people they met have been detained since 6 August. They should benefit from the protection accorded to journalists’ sources.”One of their sources, Areki Wanimbo, the tribal leader of the Lanny Jaya district, and three other locals were arrested at the same time as the journalists. He is currently in prison and may be tried on a charge of “rebellion.” News French journalists Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat returned yesterday to France after being detained for 11 weeks in the Indonesian province of Papua, where a court in Papua’s capital, Jayapura, convicted them last week of misusing tourist visas to work as journalists. August 12, 2020 Find out more October 31, 2014 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Two journalists back in France after 11 weeks in Indonesian jails Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years RSF_en IndonesiaAsia – Pacific IndonesiaAsia – Pacific last_img

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