apua Governor to invite the Foreign Correspondents Papua
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Government of Papua News POLITICS
Governor of Papua Province , Luke Enembe . ( Jubi / Alex )
Jayapura – To show progress and what is owned by Papua , Papua Province Governor Luke Enembe invited foreign journalists to travel to most areas in East Indonesia.
“Sure, why not . It’s okay to come here and there is no problem , because the foreign journalists also have to see firsthand the progress of what is happening in Papua , ” said Luke Enembe governor told reporters in Jayapura on Wednesday ( 9/10 ) .
What is owned or possessed Papua progress should not be covered , as well as the outside world must know what is actually happening in Papua . If it is clearly covered the outside world will ask what is actually happening in Papua . ” Foreign journalists should see progress happening in Papua . We should not cover it . There must be what this is. However, if we are open , they will see the tremendous changes taking place , ” he said .
Previously , news organizations of the Alliance of Independent Journalists ( AJI ) has not seen a positive reaction from the government of Indonesia to the demands of the international community is asking for international journalists unfettered access to Papua . In 2012 then , to a group of foreign journalists in Jakarta , Marty Natalegawa , Indonesian Foreign Minister said , there are 35 foreign journalists who have been given access to all the Papua Province 2011-2012. But this journalist understands that not everyone can do the coverage in Papua .
” Seven foreign journalists have been deported from Papua for doing journalistic work . Marty then promised to review the case even though Marty admitted foreign journalists are concerned about security , “said Coordinator of Advocacy and unions AJI Jayapura , Jack Wally .
But according AJI Jayapura , contrary to the claims Marty Natalegawa , AJI Jayapura noted some foreign journalists from New Zealand , the Netherlands , the UK and Australia have a hard time asking permission to enter Papua .
AJI Indonesia Jayapura view the government has no firm stance between limiting or open space for international journalists because until now there is no formal regulation aimed at restricting the entry of foreign journalists in Papua but in practice , international journalists believe , they are restricted to entry by Papua complicates entry to Papua .
AJI Jayapura see this situation shows that there is a “gray ” that at any time can be used to inhibit the freedom and independence of the press in Indonesia, which at any time could potentially reduce Indonesia’s ranking in the World Press Freedom Index
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