Indonesia: two students intimidated, doxxed ahead of online discussion on PapuaEvent
- Initial Date
- Jun 10, 2020
- Event Description
Student journalists from the University of Lampung (Unila) were the targets of digital attacks on June 10, amid preparations to hold an online discussion on racism in Papua. The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia condemn the digital attacks and call the authorities to conduct a thorough investigation immediately.
Writing for the student publication, Teknokra, two journalists, Chairul Rahman Arif and Mitha Setiani Asih received threats after they planned an online discussion on racial discrimination against Papuans. While Chairul received intimidating messages on WhatsApp, sending him his identity card and threats to his parents� security, the attacker sent Mitha dozens of food deliveries despite not ordering food and hacked Mitha and the publication�s Instagram and Facebook account.
One of the planned speakers for the discussion, Tantowi Anwari, who works for the Journalists Association for Diversity (Sejuk) and his wife also received threats.
AJI notes the same pattern of attacks, hacking a person�s social media account, sending anonymous messages and calls on WhatsApp and receiving unexpected food deliveries has been used many times against human rights and media freedom activists in Indonesia.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- Intimidation and Threats
- Online Attack and Harassment
- Rights Concerned
- Internet freedom
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to privacy
- Event Location
- Summary for Publications
On 10 June 2020, Chairul Rahman Arif and Mitha Setiani Asih, students, were intimidated, doxxed ahead of a planned online discussion on Papua by unknown perpatrarors, likely State actors in Lampung, Indonesia.