President Jokowi Frees Foreign Journalists for Journalistic Duty to Papua
Date 11 Mei 2015
President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) announces an important decision related to the task of journalism, particularly for foreign journalists. Starts this Sunday (10/5), foreign journalists are free to perform the task of journalism in all regions of Papua, as well as to other regions in Indonesia.
“Starting today, Sunday (10/5), I release foreign journalists who wanted to come to Papua as well as to other regions,” said President Jokowi told reporters that intercepted after doing harvest in Wapeko, Kurik District, Merauke, West Papua, Sunday (10/5).
President invites all parties to think positively and mutual trust that has been lost. He believes, the presence of foreign journalists in Papua is now no longer be able to provoke the citizens, especially at this time, the infrastructure projects in which become a plan, now have begun to enter the stage of realization.
“There should be no questions tilted again,” asked President Jokowi when asked for his response about the presence of foreign journalists to Papua which more covering the activities of armed groups.
President Jokowi who accompanied by First Lady Iriana visits to Merauke to do the harvest in Wapeko and distributing seeds of the tilapia into the drainage.
On that occasion, President Jokowi took time to dialogue with local farmers while providing bikes for those who can answer the questions. (Humas Setkab/ES)