BBC journalist ordered out of Papua over tweets that 'hurt soldiers' feelings'

Country
Indonesia (ID)
Score
0.75
Source
The Guardian
Time
2018-02-04 (UTC)
ID
10742502

Broadcaster’s Indonesia editor was forced out for tweeting about type of food being sent to tackle malnutrition crisis A BBC journalist reporting on a health and malnutrition crisis in Indonesia’s easternmost area of Papua has been forced to leave the province after the military said tweets she sent during her trip had “hurt soldiers’ feelings”. Rebecca Henschke, the BBC’s Indonesia editor, had tweeted a photo of supplies on her personal Twitter account , adding: “This is the aid coming in for severely malnourished children in Papua – instant noodles, super sweet soft drinks and biscuits.” Continue reading...