Weekly Wrap Up: Attacks in China, Indonesia as role model and protection for Afghan journalists

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A camera crew of the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) was attacked in rural China while interviewing a villager about land reforms and her father being killed during a land dispute with the government. After the attack, the journalists were forced to apologise and confess the ‘illegal interviewing’ as well as delete some of their footage. 

Read the full story on the websites of the Guardian and the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ).

Last Friday, Indonesia’s Communications and Information Minister Rudiantara met Adel Zaid Al Toraifi, Saudi Arabia’s Culture and Information Minister. During the meeting they talked about press freedom in both countries and Indonesia’s Press Law from 1999. Due to Rudiantara, Saudi Arabia was surprised that there is no censorship from the Indonesian government and wants to learn “how to manage the press”

Read the full story on the website of the Jakarta Post

To assist and protect female journalists especially in remote parts of Afghanistan, Reporters Without Boders opened its first ‘Center for the Protection of Afghan Women Journalists’.

Read the full story also on the website of the Daily Mail