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Indonesia slammed for banning journalist from Papua | Radio New Zealand News

17.1.16

Indonesia slammed for banning journalist from Papua | Radio New Zealand News: The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, who pledged to open up the restive provinces to foreign media, summoned the French ambassador.

Mr Payen, who lives in Thailand, has had his request for a new visa revoked.

The head of Reporters Without Borders' Asia-Pacific desk, Benjamin Ismail, said in a statement that he condemns such a flagrant violation of media freedom.

Mr Ismail says Mr Widodo's promise to open up the provinces to international media was deceptive.


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