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State secrets bill a ‘threat to free press’

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Fri, February 1 2013 | 08:18 am

PREMIUM The Press Council is calling for a rethink of the draft state secrets bill that has been given priority on the House of Representatives’ legislative agenda for 2013.

If enacted into law, the current bill would jeopardize press freedom, which is one of the pillars of democracy, the council said.

The bill, drafted by the Defense Ministry, stipulates that state information about sec...