Attacks on journalists are rising, but are media owners providing enough safety training?


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  • Monday, 09 Jul 2018

Journalist safety trainer Red Batario said it is a media owner's duty of care to provide safety protection for its journalists. (SEAPA)

MEDAN: In the deforested hills of Gua Musang in Kelantan, two journalists covering the January 2017 orang asli blockade found themselves surrounded and handcuffed by over 20 state forestry officers who demanded that they stop filming.

Jules Rahman Ong and Too Chee Hung were filming a documentary about the protest to stop logging in the area when they were detained and subsequently investigated under the National Forestry Act 1984 for entering a forest reserve without a permit.

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