Philip Jacobson, 30, is expected to be deported from Indonesia. Photo: news.mongabay.com
Joe Cochrane
Opinion

Opinion

Joe Cochrane

Indonesia’s arrest of US journalist reflects trend of xenophobia against Westerners

  • Philip Jacobson, an editor for a local environmental website, was recently arrested after being spotted at a legislative meeting
  • The case is the latest instance of a Westerner being imprisoned or blacklisted on charges ranging from ‘visa violations’ to ‘espionage’ and ‘hurting Indonesia’
Philip Jacobson, 30, is expected to be deported from Indonesia. Photo: news.mongabay.com
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