Covering the demonstration, journalists were beaten by company security
An online media journalist with the initials ID in Pohuwato became a victim of violence and intimidation by employees of PT. Inti Global Laksana (IGL) in Pohuwato, Gorontalo.
Violence was committed by employees of PT. IGL's name is Virteus Katelu and the company's head of security is David Tambunan, on Wednesday, 15 February 2023.
The incident began when ID covered a demonstration by hundreds of people from the Popayato sub-district at PT. IGL. When the demonstration ends in chaos, ID will do documentation, but the head of security at PT IGL forbids journalists to recor the chaos situation.
At the same time, employees of PT. IGL, Virteus Katelu approached the journalist then hit and pushed him.
Apart from ID, two online media journalists in Pohuwato were also reported to have experienced intimidation and physical violence by PT IGL security.
Journalist's organization condemned the intimidation of the three journalists and asked the Head of the Pohuwato Police to thoroughly investigate the act of violence.