American journalist arrested in Indonesia over visa issue

American journalist arrested in Indonesia over visa issue

An environment journalist who has covered stories exposing environmental destruction in Indonesia has been arrested on Borneo island for alleged visa violations. Philip Jacobson, 30, an editor for Mongabay, an environmental science news website, is facing up to five years in an Indonesian jail and a fine on charges of violating immigration regulations, his lawyer said.

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Andrew Johnston
Andrew Johnston 3 months

"Journalist" now code for SJW eco warrior environmental activist, human rights agitator. Enter a country on a tourist visa and suffer the consequences.

porcus
porcus 3 months

According to mongabay.org's staff listing, the guy is a "content strategist and translator". He does appear to have an archive of articles with his name on them.

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