Forum Jurnalis Perempuan Indonesia (FJPI, Women Journalists Forum of Indonesia) condemns the violence that was committed against journalists covering the street protests in Jakarta on 22 May 2019. At least seven journalists covering the demonstration were physically attacked or threatened during their coverage of the incident. Two of them were women journalists — Intan Bedisa and Rahajeng Mutiara — who suffered physical and verbal assaults, said FJPI.
The Southeast Asian Press Alliance is a regional network of organizations working together to defend and promote genuine press freedom and freedom of expression in Southeast Asia. Established in November 1998, it has 12 members in 7 countries in Southeast Asia. The organization operates from Bangkok through a regional secretariat, which is governed by its Board of Trustees.
SEAPA is registered as a non-profit and non-governmental “association” under the Thai Civil and Commercial Code under the name “Association of the Southeast Asian Press Alliance”.