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August 7, 2023

Jakarta Globe - August 7, 2023

Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – Indonesia's democracy index falls behind that of its close neighbor Malaysia.

June 23, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - June 23, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papua Legislative Council believes that stakeholders should work together to address the issue of freedom of expression in Papua.

May 30, 2023

UCA News - May 30, 2023

Human rights groups and a church leader have lamented the gradual decline in freedoms and civil liberties in Indonesia as the Southeast Asian nation gears up to mark the 25th anniversar

May 19, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - May 19, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In a public lecture organized by the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) and the Amnesty International Chapter of Cenderawasih University o

The Conversation - May 19, 2023

Melissa Conley Tyler and Andrea Fahey – Sunday May 21 is election day in Timor-Leste, when voters decide on 65 members of parliament to represent them.

April 13, 2023

Kompas.com - April 13, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has released its 2022 annual report which notes that democracy in the era of President Joko "Jokowi" Wido

December 30, 2022

East Asia Forum - December 30, 2022

Alexander R Arifianto – In 2022, two leading moderate Indonesian Islamic figures, Ahmad Syafii Ma'arif and Azyumardi Azra, passed away.

December 10, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 10, 2022

Jakarta – For several years now, alarm bells have sounded globally on the decline of democracy.

December 5, 2022

Melbourne Asia Review - December 5, 2022

Abdil Mughis Mdhoffir, Melbourne, Australia – It is a myth that civil society is a backbone of democracy.

October 20, 2022

CNN Indonesia - October 20, 2022

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) believes that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has played a significant role in the state of democracy in In

September 19, 2022

ISEAS Perspectives - September 19, 2022

By Max Lane

Executive summary

July 15, 2022

UCA News - July 15, 2022

Twenty-two Asian and global civil society organizations have expressed concerns that proposed amendments to the Indonesian Criminal Code will negatively impact civic space and fundament

June 20, 2022

Tempo - June 20, 2022

M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The President of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Ahmad Syaikhu, said Indonesia had been sliding toward authoritarianism in the past ten years.

May 24, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 24, 2022

Jakarta – This time will be a good opportunity for the nation to look back at what happened 25 years ago when the severe Asian financial crisis started to devastate Indonesia's economy

May 11, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - May 11, 2022

Manokwari, Jubi – Filep Wamafma, a lawmaker of the Regional Representatives Council from West Papua, regrets the increasingly closed democratic space in Papua, as seen by police action

May 3, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - May 3, 2022

Sofia Tomacruz, Manila – Nobel laureates Jose Ramos-Horta and Maria Ressa have called on Southeast Asians to fight for democracy and continue demanding human rights amid growing threats

February 14, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 14, 2022

Jakarta – Anyone wondering what a police state in Indonesia would look like must watch the video clips of last week's ugly scenes in Wadas, a village near the Central Java town of Purwo

January 14, 2022

Tempo - January 14, 2022

Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – A number of experts believe President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has only focused on economic growth in his second term in office.

December 10, 2021

Tempo - December 10, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, on Thursday's Summit for Democracy 2021 event that was held virtually, expressed Indonesia's commitment to advancing democracy

October 19, 2021

Kompas.com - October 19, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that democracy in Indonesia has slowly died over th

October 4, 2021

Council of Foreign Relations - October 4, 2021

Joshua Kurlantzick – On the face of it, East Timor would not seem like the most natural place to have built a democracy ranked by Freedom House, in its 2021 edition of Freedom in the Wo

September 26, 2021

Katadata - September 26, 2021

Lavinda – The national survey pollster Indonesia Political Indicator (IPI) has reported that the public's dissatisfaction with the state of democracy in Indonesia has grown in September

August 23, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - August 23, 2021

Maidina Rahmawati and Erasmus AT Napitupulu – Over the past few weeks, police and local governments have painted over at least three murals voicing public criticism about the government

August 21, 2021

The Economist - August 21, 2021
Agree or disagree: "Homosexuals should be given corporal punishment." That is one of the many odd questions posed in a civil-service exam taken by the 1,300 employees of Indonesia's Corrup

August 17, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - August 17, 2021

By Pastor Dr Socratez S.

June 12, 2021

East Asia Forum - June 12, 2021

Fadhilah Fitri Primandari, Bandung – The Economist's Democracy Index for 2020 has confirmed that Indonesia's democracy is dwindling.

May 28, 2021

Tempo - May 28, 2021

Jakarta – The Jokowi administration sets back democracy in Indonesia. Civil freedoms and the eradication of corruption are under threat.

March 5, 2021

Tempo - March 5, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) executive director Damar Juniarto argues that the existence of a cyber policing unit by the National Polic

February 19, 2021

CNN Indonesia - February 19, 2021

Jakarta – September 2019, and Veronica Koman was enjoying her final days in Australia.

February 18, 2021

CNN Indonesia - February 18, 2021

Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Commissioner Choirul Anam says that the move by Yogyakarta (DIY) Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X to restrict demonstrations

February 17, 2021

Tempo - February 17, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – In response to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on the idea of revising the Law on Information and Electronic Transactions or ITE Law, the human rights

February 8, 2021

New Mandala - February 8, 2021

Annie Sloman – The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had global health, economic and social impacts, it has also impacted on civic space.

January 26, 2021

Kompas.com - January 26, 2021

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 351 cases of civil rights violations across the country in 2020.

November 24, 2020

Kompas.com - November 24, 2020

Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) researcher Lucius Karus has highlighted Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electroni

November 17, 2020

Kompas.com - November 17, 2020

Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – The Institute of Research, Education and Information of Social and Economic Affairs (LP3ES) says that democracy in Indonesia is experiencing a retreat, which ha

November 12, 2020

Tempo - November 12, 2020

Friski Riana, Jakarta – A legal expert from Al-Azhar University, Suparji Ahmad, argued that the existence of the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (ITE Law) hampers the democra

October 26, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 26, 2020

Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Civil liberties in the world's third largest democracy are in jeopardy, according to the latest study by pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia, amid public

October 25, 2020

Kompas.com - October 25, 2020

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – As many as 36 percent of respondents say that Indonesia has become less democratic according to the results of a national survey by Indonesian Political

October 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 20, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The first year of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin's administration was marked by continued democratic decline, the Commissi

Tempo - October 20, 2020

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Usman Hamid, opined that after one year of Joko Widodo or Jokowi-Ma'ruf Amin's governance, the qua

October 19, 2020

CNN Indonesia - October 19, 2020

Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawati has cited a number of symptoms showing a rise in authoritarianism over the first year of President Joko "Jokowi"

Kompas.com - October 19, 2020

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Commissioner Fatia Maulidiyanti says that that they recorded 158 cases of violations aga

Jakarta Post - October 19, 2020

Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Democratic and Islamic values are intrinsically aligned in Muslim-majority Indonesia, experts and activists have said, amid growing concerns about a ri

September 28, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 28, 2020

Emil Salim, Jakarta – The recently launched book "Democracy in Indonesia: From Stagnation to Regression" has grabbed the attention of many.

September 5, 2020

Kompas.com - September 5, 2020

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that democracy, which has developed rapidly in the public realm, has resulted

August 4, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 4, 2020

Nina Loasana, Jakarta – Indonesia scored 74.92 points out of 100 in the 2019 democracy index, up by 2.53 points from the previous year, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday.

August 3, 2020

CNN Indonesia - August 3, 2020

Jakarta – West Papua province has again been recorded as having the worst democracy index.

July 13, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 13, 2020

Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – An article in the controversial omnibus bill on job creation that broadens the scope of the National Police's authority has raised concerns among activi

July 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - July 1, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and various human rights organizations have sent an open letter to the Indones

June 14, 2020

Kompas.com - June 14, 2020

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Director Asfinawati says that there are three indications of authoritarianism which are still being displayed by th