Journalist for Metro TV in Bogor, Sopian Sidik, experienced violence when covering the arrest of the perpetrators of theft and violence, in Jonggol District, Bogor Regency, West Java, on Friday 25 November 2022. The journalist's recorded data was forcibly deleted by the apparatus on duty at that location.
In a release from the Indonesian Television Journalists Association (IJTI), it was explained that the sopian who was at the location saw police activities arresting the perpetrators of theft and violence. Sopian recorded the incident on his cellphone. After taking pictures for coverage, Sopian was approached by a police officer on duty at the location.
The police then seized the victim's cellphone, which was used to record the arrest. The police deleted the recording, then returned the victim's phone.