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Freedom of Information & The Press
June 23, 2022
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
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
Masduki (360info), Yogyakarta – In the pre-digital autocratic era, Indonesian state officials controlled the media through direct censorship, advertising and strict media policies.
Herlambang P. Wiratraman (360info), Yogyakarta – Digital authoritarianism is becoming entrenched in Indonesia.
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
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) has condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI General Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Indonesia's Alliance of Independent Journalists has condemned actions of intimidation against a leading West Papuan journalist.
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
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
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
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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
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
Update: The National Police has apologized and rescinded the circular amid the public backlash.
Original story follows.
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
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
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
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
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
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 editor Philip Jacobson has been awarded the 2020 Oktovianus Pogau Award for Courage in Journalism. The award, announced Jan.
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 – 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
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
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
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