Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Journalists from Melanesian countries are urging the Indonesian government to put a stop to criminalizing journalism, following concerns about growing thr
Freedom of Information & The Press
November 14, 2019
November 7, 2019
Sausan Atika, Jakarta – Former agriculture minister has filed a civil lawsuit with the South Jakarta District Court against Tempo weekly magazine over an investigative report it publis
November 4, 2019
Jakarta – The 2019 Press Freedom Index in Papua is still in the lowest position out of Indonesia's 34 provinces.
October 15, 2019
Jakarta – Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Chairperson Abdul Manan predicts that violence against journalists by security forces will still represents a real threat under the
October 2, 2019
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Press Council condemned acts of violence and intimidation committed by security officers against journalists while covering demonstrations against the ratificati
September 30, 2019
Shinta Maharani, Jakarta – Other than university students, the Independent Journalist Alliance or AJI Yogyakarta joined the second students' demonstration dubbed Gejayan Memanggil 2 he
September 27, 2019
Dandhy Dwi Laksono, a journalist filmmaker for WatchDoc, was arrested on September 26 and charged under Indonesia's controversial Information and Electronic Transaction Law (ITE Law) f
Journalists covering student protests in cities across Indonesia were attacked by police in a series of brutal incidents on September 24.
September 26, 2019
Journalist organisations in Indonesia have condemned alleged discrimination towards their colleagues by police in West Papua.
Police in Indonesia have not only been accused of using excessive force against protesters taking part in student-led demonstrations against the government that have erupted in cities
September 25, 2019
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities should carry out a thorough investigation into the police assaults of reporters covering protests in Makassar and hold those responsible to account, th
September 18, 2019
Journalists covering the demonstration in front of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Jakarta, on Friday, September 13, were harassed, blocked and had their equipment damag
September 17, 2019
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) director Ade Wahyudi affirmed that the cover illustration of Tempo Magazine's September 16-22 edition which dep
September 11, 2019
Michael Andrew – For the past three weeks a wave of violent protest has been spreading across West Papua and Indonesia.
September 2, 2019
Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – An association of Indonesian journalists has asked the government to reconsider a Criminal Code bill which if passed could be used to persecute anyon
Ika Karlina Idris, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has blocked internet access as they deployed security forces to its easternmost provinces following days of violent protests ther
August 29, 2019
Karina M. Tehusijarana, Jakarta – YouTube has blocked a satirical video about West Papua from being viewed in Indonesia following a "legal complaint from the government".
Andreas Harsono – In early January 2016, journalists in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta chatted about a doctor who had left her husband, moving to Kalimantan Island and joining a bac
August 26, 2019
Following the government-led internet shutdown in Indonesia's eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua a journalist has been doxxed and harassed online.
August 25, 2019
Maddy Eagan – Following days of unrest, the Indonesian government blocked internet access on August 22nd in the provinces of Papua and West Papua (known collectively as West Papua).
August 24, 2019
Gemma Holliani Cahya and Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Papua is widely known for its poor telephone and internet network, and coupled with challenging geographical terrain, it is a diffic
Paris (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an immediate end to a two-day-old internet blackout in West Papua, where Indonesi
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – West Papua journalist Victor Mambor claims he has faced intimidation and harassment for reporting on the internet blackout sanctioned by the government amid
August 23, 2019
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Chairman of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, Abdul Manan, condemned the internet block applied in Papua and West Papua by the government
Ika Karlina Idris – The Indonesian government has blocked internet access as they deployed security forces to its easternmost provinces following days of violent protests there.