Report – By Pacific Media Watch
Two under cover French journalists arrested in West Papua last week, Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, were reporting for a documentary for a Franco-German channel Arte and have been accused of working illegally in Indonesia.
Thomas Dandois, 40,was arrested in his hotel in the city of Wamena in the West Papuan Highlands on Thursday. He was with three members of the outlawed Free Papua Movement (OPM), which has fought for decades for independence for the Melanesian provinces from the Indonesian government, reported Radio France Internationale.
It is unclear under which circumstances Valentine Bourrat, 29, was arrested. Read more »