Indonesia: media worker arrested for covering land disputeEvent
- Initial Date
- Nov 7, 2022
- Event Description
On November 7, North Sulawesi police harassed and arrested Sulawesian reporter Noufriadi Sururama while he was at a land dispute protest in Mandolang. Police officers asked for Sururama’s identity card, but according to reports did not respect his press card. Law enforcement apprehended the journalist, tearing his shirt in the process. Sururama was detained and taken to the Manado Precinct Police office.
In 2017, the Indonesian Press Council signed a memorandum of understanding with the National Police, agreeing to decriminalise journalistic practice and respect press freedom. Under the Indonesian Press Law, disputes over news reporting must be settled through a press council mechanism, which includes the right to reply and corrections.
- Impact of Event
- Gender of HRD
- (Arbitrary) Arrest and Detention
- Violence (physical)
- Rights Concerned
- Right to healthy and safe environment
- Right to liberty and security
- Media Worker
- Monitoring Status
- Summary for Publications
On 7 November 2022, Noufriadi Sururama, media worker, was assaulted and arrested by the police while covering an ongoing land dispute protest in Mandolang, Indonesia.