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December 3, 2022

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 3, 2022

Jakarta – This year's Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) marked another big win for the country's art-house cinema.

December 2, 2022

Jakarta Post - December 2, 2022

Felix Martua, Jakarta – The two-year global pandemic and the surge of digital streaming platforms have put Indonesia's radio stations on edge.

November 17, 2022

Jakarta Post - November 17, 2022

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – As this year's Indonesian Film Festival (FFI) draws closer, the award committee has disclosed its final jury in charge of picking the winners.

November 16, 2022

Jakarta Post - November 16, 2022

Tenggara Strategics, Jakarta – The government finally migrated on Nov.

November 3, 2022

Jakarta Globe - November 3, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian government has launched a complete switch from analog television to digital since midnight on Wednesday but several broadcasters continued to air on analog chan

October 7, 2022

Jakarta Post - October 7, 2022

Deni Ghifari, Jakarta – The Communications and Information Ministry has once again postponed the analog switch-off (ASO) program for Jakarta, leading experts to question whether digital

August 14, 2022

Tempo - August 14, 2022

Antara, Jakarta – The quality and appeal of child-friendly broadcast programs in Indonesia are improving with an increase in their advertising revenue, deputy chairperson of the Indones

August 11, 2022

Jakarta Globe - August 11, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian government sticks to its plan of ceasing analog television broadcast entirely on November 2, the Communication and Information Technology Ministry confirmed on

June 27, 2022

Global Voices - June 27, 2022

An interview with filmmaker Irene Yuliana Fatagur

April 22, 2022

Jakarta Globe - April 22, 2022

Herman, Jakarta – Indonesia is set to begin the first phase of migration to digital broadcasts next week after many delays, with the government expecting to complete the whole process b

September 10, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - September 10, 2021

In what appears to be an attempt to save face, the Indonesian Broadcast Commission (KPI) has once again distanced itself from involvement in the blurring of bikinis worn by female carto

August 20, 2021

Mothership - August 20, 2021

Faris Alfiq – The Indonesian Broadcast Commission has given a written warning to South Jakarta-based television channel, Trans TV, over its broadcast of the 2017 movie, Baywatch.

August 17, 2021

New Mandala - August 17, 2021

Arnoud Arps – On the 13th of August 2021, four days before Indonesia celebrated its 76th year of independence, Jim Taihuttu's De Oost [henceforth The East] was released worldwide.

August 11, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - August 11, 2021

Diatyka Widya Permata Yasih and Vedi Hadiz – Since the turn of the millennium, a variety of Indonesian films featuring Islamic characters grappling with moral issues have emerged.

August 9, 2021

Nikkei Asia - August 9, 2021

Ian Lloyd Neubauer, Jakarta – With undeniably dreamy backdrops and colorful local culture, the Indonesian island of Bali has lured foreign filmmakers for nearly as long as there has bee

August 5, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - August 5, 2021

Indonesia may finally be seeing progress in pushing back overzealous TV censors after officials deemed athletes wearing bikinis and swimsuits while competing at the Olympics to be total

June 4, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - June 4, 2021

A lot of us joked that the showrunners of a controversial sinetron (Indonesian soap opera) would use a trite storytelling device to replace a teen actress.

June 2, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - June 2, 2021

Indonesians are calling for severe sanctions toward a TV network after it aired some extremely disturbing content in a soap opera pertaining to the sexualization of a child.

May 31, 2021

Tempo - May 31, 2021

Istiqomatul Hayati, Jakarta – Tourism and Creative Economy Minister Sandiaga Uno is campaigning for the Back to Movie Theaters and Watch National Films movement.

April 10, 2021

Tempo - April 10, 2021

Jakarta – The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission issued guideline for broadcasting during the fasting month of Ramadan. It turned into a moral police force.

Tempo - April 10, 2021

Istiqomatul Hayati, Jakarta – The documentary 'Pulau Plastik' or Plastic Island will be played limitedly in theaters starting April 22, to coincide with the commemoration of World Earth

March 24, 2021

Nikkei Asia - March 24, 2021

Marco Ferrarese, Jakarta – You know that the nightmare is not over when the Queen of Black Magic picks up her severed head and slots it back onto her neck as if nothing has happened.

January 13, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - January 13, 2021

An Indonesian cartoon for children has become the subject of a controversy related to Islamic radicalism ahead of the show's movie debut.

October 28, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 28, 2020

Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated a new station of state-owned television provider TVRI in West Papua on Wednesday, coinciding with the commemoration o

September 17, 2020

East Asia Forum - September 17, 2020

Muhammad Beni Saputra – In August, RCTI and iNews TV – two television stations owned by Indonesia's most influential media oligarch and Perindo Party Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo – filed

August 28, 2020

The Conversation - August 28, 2020

Budi Irawanto – The short film Tilik (Ladies on Top), directed by young filmmaker Wahyu Agung Prasetya, has become a social media sensation in Indonesia.

August 18, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 18, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Tjahjo Kumolo has sparked public outrage after sharing links of Indonesian movies, which were illegally uploa

August 17, 2020

The Conversation - August 17, 2020

David Hanan – The evolution of the Indonesian film industry is marked not only by its economic development, but more importantly by the contribution of the country's best filmmakers.

May 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - May 12, 2020

Ramadani Saputra, Jakarta – A group of sportscasters working for state-owned TV broadcaster TVRI is demanding up to seven months in back salaries, claiming they haven't been paid since

February 12, 2020

Jakarta Globe - February 12, 2020

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – The Australian Embassy is bringing back its annual film festival to six cities across Indonesia.

January 31, 2020

Tempo - January 31, 2020

Jakarta – The chaos at Republic of Indonesia Television (TVRI) seems to be never-ending.

January 27, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 27, 2020

Asni Ovier, Jakarta – Indonesian film "Lima" has been invited to the 16th Kazan International Muslim Film Festival in the Russian Federation state of Tatarstan scheduled for September.

January 25, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - January 25, 2020

James Massola and Karuni Rompies, Jakarta – The streaming company doesn't want to talk about it. The head of the fatwa board denies it.

January 23, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 23, 2020

Jakarta – The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) has said that it is ready to issue a fatwa against popular streaming service Netflix should the platform be reported and found to have host

January 22, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 22, 2020

Jakarta – The supervisory board of public television broadcaster TVRI has criticized its former president director, Helmy Yahya, who was fired from his position after purchasing the ri

January 14, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 14, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New film "Anak Garuda," or "Children of Garuda," produced by the Selamat Pagi Indonesia School in Batu, East Java, has transformed the heartbreaking stories of yo

Coconuts Jakarta - January 14, 2020

An online campaign aiming to sway public opinion against Netflix in Indonesia has not yielded its desired outcome, as netizens in the country defended the streaming giant in numbers ag

January 10, 2020

Jakarta Globe - January 10, 2020

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – New documentary film "Nyanyian Akar Rumput," or "Song of the Grassroots," attempts to bring public attention back to the still-unsolved disappearance of poet and

January 7, 2020

Coconuts Jakarta - January 7, 2020

Does anyone think that a single country can enforce protectionist policies against the global behemoth that is Netflix?

December 20, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 20, 2019

Vela Andapita, Jakarta – A new Portuguese-language Netflix comedy "The First Temptation of Christ" has made world headlines after sparking controversy and anger for depicting Jesus Chr

November 26, 2019

Tempo - November 26, 2019

Budiarti Utami Putri, Bogor – Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) planned to strengthen the authority of the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI).

November 22, 2019

Tempo - November 22, 2019

Dias Prasongko, Jakarta – The House of Representatives' (DPR) Information Commission asked public broadcasters, RRI and TVRI, to serve as the government's public relations.

November 19, 2019

Jakarta Globe - November 19, 2019

Jakarta – Islamic boarding schools in Indonesia, or pesantren, have an image problem.

September 18, 2019

Hollywood Reporter - September 18, 2019

Indonesia has selected the controversial coming-of-age drama Memories of My Body as its submission for the international feature film category at the 2020 Oscars.

September 16, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - September 16, 2019

Children's cartoon Spongebob Squarepants has fallen afoul of Indonesia's broadcasting watchdog. Again.

August 9, 2019

Jakarta Globe - August 9, 2019

Mikael Johani – The wait is, finally, almost over.

June 27, 2019

Suara.com - June 27, 2019

Ferry Noviandi, Ismail – Falcon Picture is again producing a film based on a story taken from a novel by Indonesia foremost author Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

June 19, 2019

Jakarta Globe - June 19, 2019

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The producers of Bumi Manusia, or This Earth of Mankind the movie, a long-awaited adaptation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer's 1980 classic leftist novel based on the li

April 29, 2019

Tempo - April 29, 2019

Aisha Shaidra and Chitra Paramaesti, Jakarta – A number of rejections loomed over the release of Garin Nugroho's latest film entitled Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku, released internationally as

April 27, 2019

Antara News - April 27, 2019

Feru Lantara, Depok – The Depok Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) in West Java has issued a letter supporting the Depok government's decision to ban the screening of the film "Memories of