President Jokowi opens foreign media access to Papua

Merauke, Papua (ANTARA News) - President Joko Widodo, here on Sunday, said foreign media are now free to enter Papua, like when they want to go to other regions in Indonesia.

"Beginning today, Sunday, I allow foreign journalists if they want to go to Papua, like to other regions," President Jokowi said in response to ANTARAs question after attending a grand harvest in Wapeko, Kurik Sub-district, Merauke District, Papua Province.

Starting now, the nation should think positively and promote mutual trust which is disappearing lately.

"Don't ask that question, that's enough," Jokowi said when he was asked about a fact that usually foreign journalists prefer to cover activities of illegal armed groups.