Aliansi Jurnalis Independen


PRESS CLOSURES IN INDONESIA ONE YEAR LATER
July 1, 1995, 2:26 pm
Filed under: Kliping

July 1995 Vol. 7, No. 9

INDONESIA
PRESS CLOSURES IN INDONESIA ONE YEAR LATER
Today marks the first anniversary of the Indonesian government’s ban on three popular Indonesian news publications: the weekly magazines, Tempo and Editor, and the tabloid newspaper, Detik. The ban reversed a trend toward greater openness in Indonesia. It was followed by harassment, including arrests, of independent journalists, attempts to prevent discussions of social and political issues from taking place in the media or in seminars; and gag orders, detention proceedings, and other punitive measures against well-known critics or political opponents of the government. Continue reading