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1) Foreign media should obtain permits to cover Papua: Chief minister
2) Foreign Journalists Allowed on Papuan Soil as Jokowi Lifts Ban
TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has officially revoked a regulation that bans foreign journalist from reporting events occurring on Papuan soil
However, the government claimed that they are on the process of drafting a technical guideline for foreign media reporting on Papua. "The president has given clear instruction that foreign media can enter Papua. Yet we need code of conducts," said Army Chief of Staff General Moeldoko.
Moeldoko later explained that the condition on Papua has started to improve with no ongoing military operation.
Previously, President Jokowi has officially revoked a policy banning foreign journalists from entering Papua on May 10, 2015. Prior to the revocation, foreign journalists must to fill out a reporting permit form, which might not be granted by the government.
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Victor Mambor is a journalist for Tabloid Jubi, and interviewed President Jokowi, who told him that the ban on foreign journalists would be lifted.
Mr Mambor says after he spoke with President Jokowi he read an article quoting the the Minister of Internal Affairs, Tjahjo Kumolo, who said that foreign media will still need special permission.
"The president said, all of the foreign journalists can come to West Papua free, no special needs. But his minister said foreign journalists who come to West Papua need special requests, need a special permit, need to write a letter, need to explain where they want to go. So I'm sorry, that's a problem."
Victor Mambor says foreign journalists must try to enter West Papua and test the process.
The Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs, Tedjo Purdijatno, has told the Antara news agency there will be screening and permits, which carry preconditions if journalists want to report.
He says reports must not discredit Indonesia.
Indonesian President, Joko Widodo arrived in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea and paid a courtesy call on Governor-General, Grand Chief Sir Michael Ogio and wife, Lady Esmie, at the Government House.