Journalists under attack in Indonesia

Members of the NZ Acheh Support Group were verbally trespassed from the NZ Institute of

International Affairs where the Indonesian Ambassador was due to speak on 'The Recent Presidential Elections and the Future of Democracy in Indonesia.' As the Indonesian Ambassador rose to speak five members of the Group moved to the front of the lecture theatre and unfurled banners and gagged themselves in a silent protest.

The protest was in response to a report in the Jakarta Post on the 7th of February that a proposed draft of the Criminal Code contains up to 49 articles that could threaten press freedom.

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