Investigative reporters who covered land disputes murdered in western Indonesia

first_img November 19, 2020 Find out more November 4, 2019 Investigative reporters who covered land disputes murdered in western Indonesia Melanesia: Facebook algorithms censor article about press freedom in West Papua August 21, 2020 Find out more On eve of the G20 Riyadh summit, RSF calls for public support to secure the release of jailed journalists in Saudi Arabia RSF_en News The bodies of the two reporters, Maraden Sianipar and Maratua Siregar, were found last week with multiple stab wounds near a palm plantation in the “regency” (county) of Labuhan Batu, on Sumatra’s northeast coast. Sianipar’s body was found in a ditch on 30 October. The body of Siregar, also known as Sanjay, was found nearby the next day. August 12, 2020 Find out more “We call on the Indonesian police and prosecutor’s office to do everything possible to find the perpetrators and instigators of this double murder and, if necessary, to create a special team of investigators,” said Daniel Bastard, the head of RSF’s Asia-Pacific desk. “The nature of the reporting undertaken by these two journalists in recent years should be the source of a significant body of hypotheses about the identity of those behind their deaths. No lead should be neglected.” Indonesia is ranked 124th out of 180 countries in RSF’s 2019 World Press Freedom Index. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionEnvironmentViolence Follow the news on Indonesia Receive email alertscenter_img Organisation Help by sharing this information News News News An Indonesian man extinguishes a fire at an oil palm plantation in Sumatra on August 14, 2018. Maraden and Sanjay were specifically investigating this type of plantation (Photo: WahyudiI / AFP). to go further Red alert for green journalism – 10 environmental reporters killed in five years The Jakarta Post newspaper has quoted a friend of the two journalists as saying they had been planning to meet local representatives about 350 hectares of land that is the subject of a dispute. The land is currently an oil palm plantation operated by PT SAB, an Indonesian conglomerate also known as KSU Amalia. IndonesiaAsia – Pacific Condemning abusesProtecting journalists CorruptionEnvironmentViolence The two reporters first made a name for themselves when they did investigative reporting for the online magazine Pilar Indonesia Merdeka, or Pindo Merdeka (“Pillar of Free Indonesia), which had to close in 2017. Since then, they had been working as freelancers, often covering land disputes between palm oil companies and residents in Panai Hilir, the district where they lived, which is part of Labuhan Batu. Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for an independent investigation to identify the perpetrators and instigators of the brutal murders of two journalists who reported allegations of illegal land expropriation by palm oil companies on the island of Sumatra, in western Indonesia. last_img read more

Hollywood happenings for Harris film festival

first_imgWhatsApp Facebook Previous articleThe Simon and Garfunkel StoryNext articleLimerick man seeks funding for ebola campaign Rose Rushehttp://www.limerickpost.ieCommercial Features and Arts Editor at Limerick Post Linkedin by Rose RusheLeft, Jamie Harris, Allegra and Jared Harris and niece, EllaPhoto: Billy HayesTHE band played on the packed opening night party for the Richard Harris International Film Festival in George Boutique Hotel as Harris Bros, Jared (‘Lincoln’, ‘Mad Men’) and Jamie (‘The Prestige’, ‘Rise of the Planet of the Apes’) held court.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Richard’s sons are active supporters of the festival that platforms new work by Irish film makers and promotes industry by the diaspora. They were present for the premier of Limerick producer Keith Bogue’s well received film, ‘All Washed Away’. It features Jon Kenny in title role, a host of local actors and crew, and sound mix by Tom Newman, producer of the seminal ‘Tubular Bells’.Committed to covering every aspect of the Harris programme (October 24-26),they also presented ‘Transformers’ actor Jack Reynor with the first ever Richard Harris Award for Break-Through Artist, who attended with Limerick fiancée, model Madeline Mulqueen. Next week, the Harrises meet with festival director Zeb Moore and movie makers in Los Angeles to expand on strategy for 2015’s event on a transatlantic scale.The three days (October 24-26) of networking and film competition coincided with the 12-year anniversary of the death of the late Oscar nominated Harris Snr.“It is a wonderful honour to be here in Limerick for this, I feel massively honoured for my Dad,” Jamie Harris said in heartfelt tones Limerick Post. “I feel that he would have loved it. I think it is wonderful that his name is kept alive like this”, appreciating the platform for emerging film makers and actors.“The Irish film industry world has changed and it’s very hard to get film made unless they are big budget movies, often very facile without much depth”.While Jamie is busy actor (‘Kingdom’, ‘Agents of the Shield’ in the pipes), older brother Jared is known for award winning work on many projects. Musing on what lies ahead for this emerging international fulcrum created by Zeb Moore, Eleanor McSherry and Rob Gill, Jared underpinned its strengths:“It’s unique in that this is the only film festival in the world to be based around and actor,” he observed. “The longevity of the Richard Harris International Film Fest [2014 was the second], it needs to rely on his personality and interests and the source of all things that originated in Limerick that influenced Dad.“We are now able to look back on his time here, a time when Limerick was very Catholic, religious, restrictive,” stated the Emmy and Screen Actors Guild winner. “At the same time [Richard] was having this incredible experience of sport through rugby although that was short term.“He discovered his love of theatre here while he spend two years in recovery”.On Saturday 25, 10 new short films were screened in competition for selection to screen in California’s prestigious Newport Beach Festival in a unique tie-in that attracted submissions from all over. Twittercenter_img NewsHollywood happenings for Harris film festivalBy Rose Rushe – October 30, 2014 655 Advertisement Print Emaillast_img read more