Foreign Journalists Allowed on Papuan Soil as Jokowi Lifts Ban
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has officially revoked a regulation that bans foreign journalist from reporting events occurring on Papuan soil
However, the government claimed that they are on the process of drafting a technical guideline for foreign media reporting on Papua. "The president has given clear instruction that foreign media can enter Papua. Yet we need code of conducts," said Army Chief of Staff General Moeldoko.
Moeldoko later explained that the condition on Papua has started to improve with no ongoing military operation.
Previously, President Jokowi has officially revoked a policy banning foreign journalists from entering Papua on May 10, 2015. Prior to the revocation, foreign journalists must to fill out a reporting permit form, which might not be granted by the government.
TRI YARI KURNIAWAN