Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Papua regent accused of beating journalist

 JAYAPURA: Mufriadi, a journalist with TOP TV Papua, was reportedly beaten by the South Sorong regent while he was covering a rally involving local residents outside of the regency administration office over the weekend.

“My journalist was beaten by Regent Otto Italahau while he was taping the event,” Amir Siregar, the station’s editor in chief , told reporters in Jayapura on Friday.

The case was reported to the police. “I have instructed the South Sorong police chief to follow up on the report. If true, the regent is liable to be investigated,” Papua Police Chief Lumban Tobing said.

Source; http://www.thejakartapost.com