Confirming to the Mining Corporate, the DW journalist experience intimidation
It is alleged that mining operations at PT Indonesia Weda Bay Industrial Park (IWIP) pollute the Sagea River in North Maluku.
A female journalist correspondent from Deutsche Welle (DW) attempted to contact the company's public relations department in an attempt to obtain confirmation, but received no response.
The journalist then intended to obtain direct confirmation by visiting the company. She was stopped by the security personnel when she approached while carrying a phone equipped with a camera.
Security then aggressively intimidated the journalist after they discovered that an unauthorized individual had entered the premises and begun recording.