Stop Arresting Foreign Journalist
The arrest of a foreign journalist has damaged Indonesia’s reputation. It is all under the guise of narrow nationalism.
THE arrest of American journalist Philip Myrer Jacobson is further evidence of the Indonesian government’s paranoia and dislike of criticism. Although the official reason for the detention was a visa matter, it is difficult not to link it to Jacobson’s activities in Indonesia.
When he was detained in Palangka Raya, Central Kalimantan, the journalist from the environmental portal Mongabay was preparing an article on takeovers by corpo...