Journalist for TribunBengkulu.com M Panji D N was intimidated by several police or law enforcement officials in Rejang Lebong regency, Bengkulu, for writing news about two policemen beating residents in Rejang Lebong caught on CCTV. Journalist M Pandi was expelled from the WA group, because he had made the report.
The article was published at the end of January 2023. Since this report was published, Panji has been prohibited from taking press releases or information from the Rejang Lebong Police, and the Police in the Rejang Lebong jurisdiction.
Panji also could not confirm the incident in the jurisdiction of the Rejang Lebong Police.
Apart from that, Panji was also threatened that the news that had been published in the TribunBengkulu media would be taken down. In fact, Panji said that a few days earlier, he had been sought by members of the Rejang Lebong Police.