Report – By Pacific Media Watch
The Indonesian Press Council has urged the government to deport French journalists Thomas Charles Dandois and Valentine Bourrat, who are currently detained by police in West Papua, to their home country.
“They not only abused their tourist visas, they also contacted a number of sources in Papua,” Press Council chairman Bagir Manan told reporters at a conference in Jakarta, as quoted by Antara news agency.
He said the council had sent a letter to the Law and Human Rights Ministry’s immigration directorate-general, requesting the deportation of both journalists. Read more »