Tuesday, 12 November 2019

SafeNET Suspects Information on Papua Intentionally Suppressed

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  • Indonesian security forces patrolling on the street in Ilaga, Puncak Regency, Papua, Monday, October 1, 2019. Security officers' patrol to ensure the safety of post-terrorist shootings and arson in the region. ANTARA FOTO/Sevianto Pakiding

    Indonesian security forces patrolling on the street in Ilaga, Puncak Regency, Papua, Monday, October 1, 2019. Security officers' patrol to ensure the safety of post-terrorist shootings and arson in the region. ANTARA FOTO/Sevianto Pakiding

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Regional coordinator of SafeNET, Damar Juniarto, suspects there are blatant attempts to suppress information regarding Papua as they deemed information from the region has been framed in inaccuracy. 

    He argues that the international community was unable to fully receive information regarding Papua and said that countries in Europe and New Zealand have been targeted by false information regarding the situation in Papua. 

    “The contents are diverted to fake websites,” said Damar on Thursday, October 17.

    Moreover, Damar said there are ongoing cyber attacks against websites that report on the suspected human rights violations happening in Papua. This adds to the problems regarding fake media accounts, internet bot mobilizations, and mirror websites to attack pro-Papuan activists.

    “We are already in the high alert (siaga satu) on freedom of expression and the protection of pro-democracy activists,” he argues. 

    NINDYA ASTUTI