8 May 2013

Papuan radio host arrested after on air criticism of official

3:27 pm on 8 May 2013

Indonesian police have arrested a Papuan radio host after he allegedly criticised a cashier at the Manokwari Regency Office on air.

Abert Dimas Anggoro was arrested after allegedly naming the cashier in a programme critical of the service provided at the office.

Victor Mambor, who is a representative of the Independent Journalists' Alliance, the AJI, says its members accompanied Mr Dimas to the police station.

He says the incident demonstrates a lack of understanding of the work journalists do in Indonesia.