Indonesian journalists face job losses, pay cuts and obstruction during outbreak: LBH Pers

first_imgAnother journalist, Sahril Helmi, was physically assaulted while reporting on state funds allocated for the COVID-19 response in Busiu village, South Halmehera regency, North Maluku, on Friday.LBH Pers also cited the job creation omnibus bill and Criminal Code Bill as threats to Indonesian press freedom.“The fact that the House of Representatives has been aggressively proposing the bills to be passed amid the pandemic has made the freedom of the press situation in Indonesia more concerning,” Ade said. LBH Pers also urged President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo to instruct the Manpower Ministry to oversee employment rights violations in the press industry. A recent survey from the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) also revealed that more than 65 percent of journalists worldwide have suffered pay cuts, job losses and worsening job conditions. The survey also found that 73 percent of journalists have been experiencing more restrictions in covering COVID-19-related news.  LBH Pers director Ade Wahyudin said that most media organizations cited the outbreak as force majeure that forced the companies to cut their journalists’ salary or lay them off. “However, force majeure does not automatically justify termination of employment and/or pay cuts and pay delays, according to the Employment Law,” Ade said in a written statement on Sunday, citing Article 164 of the 2003 Employment Law, which states that layoffs due to force majeure are only allowed if a company has permanently closed or is no longer operating.LBH Pers also reported that the pandemic had spurred growing hostility against journalists, with three cases of violence reported so far.Journalists Mohammad Hashemi Rafsanjani and Dinar were intimidated and assaulted for reporting a resident’s death due to hunger during the pandemic in Banten province on April 20. The COVID-19 outbreak may also threaten Indonesian journalists with unfair employment treatment and limitations placed on press freedom, the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) said on Sunday, setting a tone for the annual World Press Freedom Day that is much bleaker than previous years.Between April 3 and May 2, LBH Pers and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) received 61 reports from journalists from 14 media organizations in Greater Jakarta whose employment rights had allegedly been violated.The organizations received 26 reports from journalists who were laid off due to the economic fallout of the outbreak, while 21 journalists also reported that they had been furloughed and 11 reported they received pay cuts.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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Impossible to delay Olympics again, says Tokyo chief

first_img He said holding the Games would require not only Japan but also the rest of the world to have the virus under control. Impossible to delay Olympics again, says Tokyo chief Read Also: UEFA endorse Spanish FA proposal for European spots The organising committee itself has been hit the virus, saying Wednesday that a staff member in his 30s working at its Tokyo headquarters had tested positive for the disease. Postponing the Games is a massive logistical undertaking, and expected to incur significant additional costs. Kyodo News quoted Mori as saying the opening and closing ceremonies would need to undergo “drastic reviews” in order to cut costs, adding that organisers would ask the ceremonies’ directors to consider including a message about the coronavirus crisis. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldWhat Is A Black Hole In Simple Terms?Top 10 Iconic Personalities On TV Now7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes10 Characters That Should Be Official Disney Princesses6 Of The Best 90s Shows That Need To Come Back ASAP8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?The Best Cars Of All Time The Tokyo 2020 Olympics cannot be delayed beyond the year-long postponement already forced by the coronavirus outbreak, the organising committee’s president has warned in comments published Thursday.Tokyo 2020 president Yoshiro Mori said there is “absolutely no” chance of postponing the Games beyond their rescheduled July 23, 2021 opening, according to Kyodo News agency.The 2020 Olympics will be delayed for a year “Also thinking about athletes and issues over Games management, it is technically difficult to delay it by two years,” Mori was quoted as saying. Mori said he had earlier asked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe whether Japan should consider a two-year postponement but “the prime minister decided that one year is the way to go”. Under heavy pressure from athletes and sports associations, Japanese organisers and the International Olympic Committee in March agreed to a year-long postponement of the Games. Organisers and Japanese officials have said the delayed Olympics will be a chance to showcase the world’s triumph over the coronavirus, but questions have arisen about whether even a year’s postponement is sufficient. Earlier this week, a Japanese expert who has criticised the country’s response to the coronavirus warned he is “very pessimistic” that the postponed Olympics can be held in 2021. “To be honest with you, I don’t think the Olympics is likely to be held next year,” said Kentaro Iwata, a professor of infectious diseases at Kobe University.center_img Loading… last_img read more

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