For investigative journalists in Indonesia ‘the threats are real’

When Indonesian journalist Nurhadi’s investigation into toxic waste at military bases raised questions from officials, Free Press Unlimited partner Tempo helped him into hiding. Nurhadi acknowledges that working with a reputable organisation like Tempo makes a big difference. “The senior editor of Tempo took a number of actions to ensure my safety. Unfortunately, not all journalists have the same advantage,” he said. “There need to be clear protection standards for journalists in Indonesia. This protection must be given from the beginning of the investigative reporting process. [Publications should] not wait for intimidation to happen first.”

Year Country Author Type
2019 Indonesia Free Press Unlimited story/stories
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Intermediate Outcome 2 investigative journalism Download/link