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Indonesia - Air force tries to impose news blackout on fighter jet crash

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores the beating that six journalists received from air force personnel when they tried to cover the crash of an air force fighter jet yesterday in Riau province in the eastern part of Sumatra Island. Armed Forces chief Admiral Agus Suhartono defended the use of violence on "public safety" grounds. Onlookers at the crash site in the village of Kampar, near the provincial capital of Pekanbaru, had to be kept at a distance because the fighter may have had bombs (...)

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