MetroTV Journalist Reports Cases of Violence to Banyumas Resort Police

By : Herry Barus And Aldo Bella Putra | Wednesday, October 11 2017 - 20:00 IWST

PWI Jateng Kutuk Kekerasan Terhadap Wartawan Banyumas (Foto Ist)
PWI Jateng Kutuk Kekerasan Terhadap Wartawan Banyumas (Foto Ist)

INDUSTRY.co.id - Purwokerto - MetroTV Journalist Darbe Tyas reported the case of violence he encountered while covering the forced dissolution of a protest action against the construction of the Baturraden Geothermal Power Plant to Banyumas Resort Police, Central Java.

Darbe who visited Banyumas Police Headquarters in Purwokerto, Banyumas Regency, Tuesday night, accompanied by Head of Bureau of MetroTV Special Region of Yogyakarta and Central Java Nizar Kherid received directly by Banyumas Police Chief Adjunct Senior Commissioner of Police Bambang Yudhantara Salamun.

After quite a while in the Living Room of the Police Chief, Darbe is welcome to report his case directly at the Integrated Police Service Center (SPKT) in accordance with the procedure.

Besides Darbe, Suara Merdeka's daily photographer who saw the violence immediately, Dian Aprilianingrum was also questioned as a witness by SPKT officers.

After his report was received with the number LP / B / 165 / X / 2017, Darbe directly undergo examination in Criminal Investigation Unit Unit Banyumas.

When met while accompanying Darbe undergoing inspection, Kabiro MetroTV DIY-Central Java Nizar Kherid said it as the representative of MetroTV Jakarta Editor wants to ensure the legal process against violence cases experienced by national private television journalist was running smoothly and thoroughly.

"The evidence already exists, there are visas, there are witnesses, there are recordings and a lot of people who can give information, even though not from among journalists, there are also residents.That is not difficult in uncovering this case and the police chief has ensured there are identities that have been checked from members, some also from members of Satpol PP," he said as quoted by Antara.

He said that any form of violence to journalists is a crime prohibited by Law Number 40 Year 1999 regarding the Press especially Article 18 paragraph 1 which explains that any form of prohibition against freedom of the press activities may be punished with the penalty of two years in prison or a fine of Rp500 million.

According to him, the legal process of the case needs to be escorted thoroughly because the effect is very dangerous if not complete.

"We know many cases of violence against unfinished journalists and what effect? ​​Many similar cases are happening," Nizar said.

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