Meleva Thorn & Sienna Curnow, Jakarta – Indonesian journalists are waging a war on fake news through a collaborative fact-checking network involving nearly all major media organizat
January 16, 2021
Pacific Media Watch – The pro-independence conflict in West Papua with a missionary plane reportedly being shot down at Intan Jaya has stirred contrasting responses from the TNI/POLRI s
Jakarta – The government is once again unfurling an electric car program. It needs a comprehensive and consistent policy to allow the old dream to not collapse.
Jakarta – At least 42 people have died from the West Sulawesi earthquake, and more than 800 people suffered minor to serious injuries as the search and rescue teams work around the cloc
Niniek Karmini and Yusuf Wahil, Mamuju – Damaged roads and bridges, power blackouts and lack of heavy equipment on Saturday hampered Indonesia's rescuers after a 6.2 magnitude earthquak
January 15, 2021
Angie Teo, Jakarta – A 6.2-magnitude earthquake on Indonesia's Sulawesi island has killed at least 35 people and injured hundreds the country's disaster mitigation agency said, as panic
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Indonesia recorded 12,818 coronavirus cases on Friday to set a new high for the third day in a row and take its total to 882,418, according to Health Ministry
Jakarta – Prominent Muslim preacher Syekh Ali Jaber died on Thursday following 19 days' treatment at Yarsi hospital in Central Jakarta.
Unggul Wirawan, Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Indonesia's Constitutional Court has rejected on Thursday a motion to expand its broadcasting law that would put content creators on digital platf
Antara, Jakarta – Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin said he was open to the possibility of paid Covid-19 vaccination programs carried out by corporations.
Antara, Jakarta – The Search and Rescue (SAR) team of the South Kalimantan Police's Mobile Brigade Unit (Brimob) evacuated residents affected by the flood at night.
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Technology giant Grab requests early access to the Covid-19 vaccine for their driver partners and merchants as part of the prioritized vulnerable populatio
Erwida Maulia, Jakarta – Indonesian state oil and gas company Pertamina said on Friday it has begun a second round of test production for a biodiesel made entirely from palm oil at its
Jakarta – The government is recruiting a million teachers under a contract scheme. A short term solution for the matter of badly distributed quality educators.
January 14, 2021
Jakarta – Banning all activity of the Islam Defenders Front solved nothing. There should be a strategic cultural design to address extremism.
Heru Andriyanto, Dina Manafe, Jakarta – Indonesia began the campaign for mass vaccination against coronavirus on Thursday, a day after President Joko Widodo and a number of prominent pe
Sebastian Partogi, Jakarta – Institutional problems have hampered sustainable food systems in Indonesia, making it hard for the country to provide adequate nutrition for people across t
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Presidential Palace stated that it had reprimanded a celebrity, Raffi Ahmad, for neglecting the health protocols during a gathering with a number of other fam
Rebecca Ratcliffe – At the Uluwatu temple in Bali, monkeys mean business.
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) hoped that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to appoint Comr. Gen.
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia strongly criticized the controversial statement issued by deputy minister of law and human rights Eddy Hiariej who claimed that p
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – As Indonesia continues to see a spike in COVID-19 cases placing its healthcare system in dire straits, the central government has introduced new measures t
Agus Susanto, East Lampung, Indonesia – It's early December and Sujiono is busy trimming the branches of a ficus tree in his village in Sumatra's Lampung province.
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Mahfud MD said that the final report on the deaths of six Islam Defenders Front (FPI) members has reache
Antara, Jakarta – Social Affairs Minister Tri Rismaharini or Risma initiated a breakthrough by making identity cards for street buskers, homeless people, and other marginal people in Ja