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May 8, 2020

The Interpreter - May 8, 2020

Fadhilah Fitri Primandari – The Covid-19 outbreak has once again exposed Indonesia's lack of preparedness to handle disasters and emergencies.

May 4, 2020

Foreign Policy - May 4, 2020

Febriana Firdaus – Some 3 million Indonesian workers have been laid off since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in early March, many of them migrants who have been left stranded

April 24, 2020

Jakarta Globe - April 24, 2020

Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) said they keep providing protection for witnesses and victims who have concerns with their safety despite ongo

February 11, 2020

Jakarta Globe - February 11, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – A study performed by the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, or YLBHI, shows that democracy in Indonesia deteriorated last year, as more than 50 people died in demon

Jakarta Post - February 11, 2020

Jakarta – Speakers at an Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) seminar on Monday warned that free speech may be in peril as the government pushed for more foreign and domestic invest

January 31, 2020

CNN Indonesia - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – As many as 40 people's organisations and civil society groups from the Indonesian People's Faction (Fraksi Rakyat Indonesia, FRI) have expressed their opposition to the Draft

January 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 30, 2020

Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Forty civil society organizations in a coalition called the Indonesian People's Faction (FRI) have rejected deliberations on an omnibus bill on job creation,

January 28, 2020

CNN Indonesia - January 28, 2020

Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has provided a report on the resolution of cases of human rights violations during the first 100 days of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second t

January 22, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 22, 2020

Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Indonesia's flawed democracy improved for the first time in four years, bucking a global trend that saw the rise of strongmen and oligarchs, gripping government

January 18, 2020

CNN Indonesia - January 18, 2020

Jakarta – The online petition website change.org recorded that petitions related to the democracy and anti-corruption movement were the most popular in 2019.

December 11, 2019

November 28, 2019

Jakarta Globe - November 28, 2019

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Next week's Bali Democracy Forum will highlight the role of women in democracy with an official theme of "Democracy and Inclusivity," an official said on Thursday

Jakarta Post - November 28, 2019

Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Indonesia is to host the 12th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) next week when representatives from at least 81 foreign countries and international organizations sit

November 27, 2019

Jakarta Post - November 27, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Home Minister Tito Karnavian has suggested that nondemocratic countries are more economically well-off than democratic countries.

November 12, 2019

Indonesia at Melbourne - November 12, 2019

There is a worrying attitude emerging in Indonesia that the pursuit of economic development runs in conflict with democratic freedom, or is even a priority over it.

November 5, 2019

CNN Indonesia - November 5, 2019

Jakarta – Civil freedoms under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo are seen as having declined.

September 27, 2019

Voice of America - September 27, 2019

William Gallo, Jakarta – Indonesia is seeing its largest protests in two decades, amid a wave of public anger at a proposed overhaul of the country's criminal code and a controversial

August 27, 2019

Indonesia at Melbourne - August 27, 2019

There is a growing anxiety among rights activists regarding the trajectory of Indonesia's democracy.

August 4, 2019

Kompas.com - August 4, 2019

Deti Mega Purnamasari, Jakarta – Democracy in Indonesia has declined for the first time since the beginning of the reformasi era – the political reform process that began in 1998.

July 29, 2019

Jakarta Globe - July 29, 2019

Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Indonesian Democracy Index, or IDI, improved slightly in 2018 from the year before, the Central Statistics Agency announced on Monday.

July 25, 2019

Jakarta Post - July 25, 2019

Jakarta – The Communications and Information Ministry has completed the personal data protection bill, pushing closer to a more stringent electronic data law in the country.

July 5, 2019

Tempo - July 5, 2019

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The wiretapping draft bill (RUU) currently being formulated by legislators at the House of Representatives (DPR) prohibits wiretap recordings to be kept

June 16, 2019

Kompas - June 16, 2019

Abba Gabrillin, Jakarta – A survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) has found that there has been a declining trend in democratic reforms, particularly following the May

May 14, 2019

Tempo - May 14, 2019

Avit Hidayat, Jakarta – A civil society group will reportedly reject the decision of Coordinating Minister of Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto upon forming a legal assista

Tempo - May 14, 2019

Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – The newly government-formed legal aid team is currently studying 13 suspected hate speech cases expressed by notable figures in Indonesia such as Kivlan Zen, Egg