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June 23, 2022

Coconuts Jakarta - June 23, 2022

Pepperidge Farm and those who closely follow Indonesian tech news may remember the Information and Communications Ministry's numerous empty threats to ban major online platforms over ad

May 30, 2022

Internatinoal Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Press Release - May 30, 2022

A parliament minister has brought defamation charges under Timor Leste's Penal Code against journalist Francisco Belo Simoes da Costa, following coverage of an allegation of ministerial

May 20, 2022

May 9, 2022

Global Voicecs - May 9, 2022

For nearly 60 years, West Papua, a region in the easternmost stretches of the Indonesian archipelago, has been engaged in one of the longest-running independence struggles of any region

May 4, 2022

Jakarta Post - May 4, 2022

Masduki (360info), Yogyakarta – In the pre-digital autocratic era, Indonesian state officials controlled the media through direct censorship, advertising and strict media policies.

Jakarta Post - May 4, 2022

Herlambang P. Wiratraman (360info), Yogyakarta – Digital authoritarianism is becoming entrenched in Indonesia.

March 4, 2022

Asia Pacific Report - March 4, 2022

Prianka Srinivasan (ABC Pacific Beat) – International media has been facing scrutiny from indigenous groups in the Pacific for the way it has been covering the Russia-Ukraine war.

February 25, 2022

Kompas.com - February 25, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) has condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI General Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.

ifex - February 25, 2022

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.

February 9, 2022

Tempo - February 9, 2022

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said press freedom is a fundamental pillar for the advancement of Indonesia as one of the largest democratic countries in the w

January 6, 2022

Jakarta Post - January 6, 2022

News Desk, Jakarta – The Jakarta Post journalist Dian Septiari has won the Foreign Ministry's prestigious 2022 Adam Malik Award for Best Print Journalist for her writing on inter

January 3, 2022

IJNet - January 3, 2022

Ainur Rohmah – Investigative reporting has traditionally taken a back seat in Indonesia, as news outlets often compete instead to be the first to break news.

December 29, 2021

Kompas.com - December 29, 2021

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) released its 2021 End of Year Report in virtual format on Wednesday December 29.

December 10, 2021

Suara Papua - December 10, 2021

Arnold Belau, Jayapura – Coinciding with the commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10, the Jayapura city Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) have launched th

Tempo - December 10, 2021

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Tempo Magazine was granted with the 2021 Press Council Award on Thursday, Dec. 9, as the print media which promotes press freedom.

December 8, 2021

Reporters Without Boarders News Release - December 8, 2021

Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Muhammad Asrul, a journalist in central Indonesia's South Sulawesi province who has been sentenced to three months in

November 26, 2021

Tempo - November 26, 2021

Bangkit Adhi Wiguna, Graven (Intern), Jakarta – The existance of Law Number 11/2008 on information and electronic transaction, or ITE Law, failed to solve problems in the digital realm,

November 25, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 25, 2021

Jakarta – The prison sentence handed down against journalist Muhammad Asrul in Palopo, South Sulawesi, on November 23 has raised concerns about press freedom in Indonesia which should b

November 2, 2021

October 6, 2021

Tempo - October 6, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI Indonesia) urges the House of Representatives (DPR) and the government to dismiss problematic articles th

September 17, 2021

Tempo - September 17, 2021

Antara, Jakarta – The spokesperson of the Transportation Ministry Adita Irawati on Thursday issued a public apology following a physical aggression acted by the Transportation Minister'

September 1, 2021

June 25, 2021

JPPN - June 25, 2021

Pematang Siantar – North Sumatra regional police have arrested three people over the murder of Mara Salem Harahap or Marsal (42), a Media Online journalist in Simalungun regency, North

June 9, 2021

Tempo - June 9, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Journalist Safety Committee (KKJ) strongly condemns the acts of terror and string of threats against journalists and media outlets joined in the independent

June 2, 2021

Radio New Zealand - June 2, 2021

Continuing telecommunications outages in Indonesia's Papua region have created a media blind spot by blocking the flow of information about ongoing conflict in its central highlands.

June 1, 2021

ABC Pacific Beat - June 1, 2021

Hellena Souisa – Tensions have been rising in the past month, between pro-independence campaigners and the military in Indonesia's eastern most provinces of West Papua and Papua that sh

May 18, 2021

International Federation of Journalists - May 18, 2021

Over the last month, Indonesia's president Joko Widodo initiated a military crackdown in West Papua targeting journalists and human rights activists.

May 5, 2021

UCA News - May 5, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian journalists marked World Press Freedom Day on May 3 by calling on the government and parliament to revise a law they say has been used to gag and pers

May 3, 2021

Kompas.com - May 3, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) is calling in a pledge made by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in 2015 related to press freedom in Papua, w

CNN Indonesia - May 3, 2021

Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) says that 90 journalists were victims of violence over the last year with most of the alleged perpetrators being police.

April 24, 2021

Radio New Zealand - April 24, 2021

Indonesia's Alliance of Independent Journalists has condemned actions of intimidation against a leading West Papuan journalist.

April 23, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - April 23, 2021

Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Independent Journalists Alliance in Jayapura condemned the attack on executive director and guarantor of the Jayapura-based Jubi, Victor Mambor, in which unident

April 22, 2021

Suara Papua - April 22, 2021

Reza Gunadha and Chyntia Sami Bhayangkara – Journalist and editor of the Papuan based Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, has become the victim of a terrorist act.

April 16, 2021

Tempo - April 16, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Jakarta chapter of the Alliance of Indonesian Journalists (AJI) reported the alleged persecution of Tempo journalist Nurhadi by police members to the Nationa

April 15, 2021

April 7, 2021

Tempo - April 7, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Press Council appreciated the National Police Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo who apologized and revoked the telegram letter regarding the internal media

April 6, 2021

Tempo - April 6, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police (Polri) Chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo has issued a circular that firmly instructs every police internal media unit not to bring media

Coconuts Jakarta - April 6, 2021

Update: The National Police has apologized and rescinded the circular amid the public backlash.

Original story follows.

Jakarta Globe - April 6, 2021

Jakarta – The National Police on Tuesday made a sharp u-turn on a recent circular issued by Police Chief Listyo Sigit Prabowo which bans the media from reporting violent acts by officer

March 29, 2021

CNN Indonesia - March 29, 2021

Jakarta – A Tempo journalist in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya, Nurhadi, was abused and threatened when investigating a case of alleged tax bribery involving the former di

March 28, 2021

Tempo - March 28, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Chief Editor of Tempo Magazine, Wahyu Dhyatmika, strongly criticizes the persecution of one of its journalist named Nurhadi, which took place in Surabaya, on Sat

February 24, 2021

Tempo - February 24, 2021

M Rosseno Aji, Friski Riana, Jakarta – Two of Tempo's newspaper and magazine brands, Koran Tempo and Majalah Tempo, took home four awards in The 12th Indonesia Print Media Awards (IPMA)

February 9, 2021

Tempo - February 9, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – In the commemoration of the National Press Day on Tuesday, February 9, Cabinet Secretary Pramono Anung said the press freedom must be maintained as stipulated in

February 5, 2021

Asia Pacific Report - February 5, 2021

Lusa News, Dili – The Timorese Press Council today asked journalists to avoid being "messenger boys", referring to the publication of a statement about former Timor-Leste president Xana

February 1, 2021

Mongabay - February 1, 2021

Mongabay editor Philip Jacobson has been awarded the 2020 Oktovianus Pogau Award for Courage in Journalism. The award, announced Jan.

January 17, 2021

Jakarta Globe - January 17, 2021

Elena Couper & Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – Tempo is doing what any respected media company should do: reporting facts and providing valuable analytical opinions on issues that matter

December 29, 2020

Jakarta Post - December 29, 2020

Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has revealed that cases of violence against journalists had increased to an all-time high in 2020, with most cases related to int

December 28, 2020

Kompas.com - December 28, 2020

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Chairperson Abdul Manan says that there were many cases of violence against journalists in 2020.

November 24, 2020

New Mandala - November 24, 2020

Muhammad Beni Saputra – COVID-19 pandemic has increased the thirst for local news among people across Indonesia's vast archipelago since the first coronavirus case was announced in Marc

November 23, 2020

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Press Release - November 23, 2020

Nirmala Maulana, who works for a national online media Kompas.com, was assaulted by members of the military when covering the removal banners of Islam Defenders Front (FPI) Leader Rizie