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American Journalist Philip Jacobson Faces 5 Years in Prison in Indonesia

HeadlineJan 23, 2020

In Indonesia, American journalist Philip Jacobson is facing up to five years in prison after being detained on Borneo Island and accused of carrying out journalistic activities that were not covered by his business visa. Jacobson is an award-winning journalist with the news outlet Mongabay. He has reported on deforestation in Borneo and has examined Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s record on environmental issues.

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