Indonesia: media worker faces death threats, online harassment after reporting president's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictionsEvent
- Initial Date
- May 26, 2020
- Event Description
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has urged the police to investigate the alleged doxing (dissemination of personal information) and intimidation of a journalist working for popular news outlet Detik.com following his report on President Joko �Jokowi� Widodo�s plan to monitor �new normal� preparation measures in malls in Bekasi, West Java.
�We demand the police investigate the alleged crime of doxing and threats of violence and murder against the journalist until the perpetrators are brought to court,� AJI Jakarta chairman Asnil Bambani and AJI Jakarta advocacy team head Erick Tanjung said in a joint statement on Thursday.
The harassment was apparently inspired by an article titled �Jokowi to lead the opening of several malls in Bekasi this afternoon amid pandemic� published by Detik.com on Tuesday.
Asnil said the journalist obtained all of the information from the Bekasi administration�s head of external publication.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Death threat
- Intimidation and Threats
- Online Attack and Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Internet freedom
- Media freedom
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Media Worker
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 26 May 2020, a media worker was victim of doxxing, death threat, online harassment by unknown social media users after reporting the president's plan to ease COVID-19 restrictions in Bekasi, Indonesia.