Indonesia deports American journalist jailed over visa issue

Indonesia deports American journalist jailed over visa issue

Indonesian authorities deported a US journalist who was detained for more than six weeks after meeting with indigenous rights activists on Borneo island. Philip Myrer Jacobson of California was detained on Jan. 21 on charges of violating immigration laws for failing to secure a journalist visa. Jacobson, 31, is an editor for Mongabay. Jacobson vowed to return by applying for a correct visa.

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