IFJ Criticizes AJI Palu Office Attack

Monday, 03 January, 2011 | 18:26 WIB

TEMPO Interactive, Jakarta:The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has voiced concern over the attack of the Palu branch of the Indonesian Journalists Alliance (AJI) by a youth organization last week.

The attack, according to the IFJ statement received by Tempo, is related to news written by Beritapalu.com, which shares the same office as AJI in Palu.

The attack seriously harmed TV One correspondent Mohammad Sharfin, while Iwan Lapasere and Palu AJI's chairman also sustained neck injuries.

The Asia-Pacific IFJ said it was worried by several cases of violence against journalists in Indonesia. Based on data compiled by AJI, there were 46 cases of violence against journalists in 2010, but the perpetrators were only sentenced in relation to two incidents.

Abdul Manan | Febriyan

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