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May 17, 2024

Straits Times - May 17, 2024

Hariz Baharudin, Jakarta – Journalist organisations and netizens in Indonesia have slammed proposed changes to the country's broadcasting law, saying this could stifle press freedom and

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 17, 2024

Jakarta – Press freedom is facing a new challenge.

May 16, 2024

Tempo - May 16, 2024

Adinda Jasmine Prasetyo, Jakarta – Chairman of the National Awakening Party (PKB) Muhaimin Iskandar or Cak Imin said the Broadcasting Law must be designed to face the challenges of jour

Channel News Asia - May 16, 2024

Jakarta – Indonesian journalist organisations have voiced concerns over stifled press freedom and threats to investigative journalism following proposed changes to the country's broadca

May 15, 2024

CNN Indonesia - May 15, 2024

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy believes that the Draft Broadcasting Law (RUU Penyiaran) contains several provisions that indicate there is a systematic effort to

Tempo - May 15, 2024

Defara Dhanya Paramitha, Jakarta – Chairman of the Indonesian Television Journalists Association (IJTI) Herik Kurniawan asked the entire press community to reject the revision plan of t

May 14, 2024

Kompas.com - May 14, 2024

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Press Council has declared its rejection of revisions to Law Number 32/2003 on Broadcasting that is currently being deliberated by the House of Repr

May 11, 2024

CNN Indonesia - May 11, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Television Journalists Association (IJTI) has highlighted the Draft Law on Broadcasting (RUU Penyiaran) starting from the drafting process to the substance of t

May 3, 2024

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 3, 2024

Jakarta – When Prabowo Subianto takes office as Indonesia's eighth president in October, it may be worth restating this was made possible because of the free and fair democratic electio

Reporters without Borders - May 3, 2024

Since the democratic transition that began in 1998, hundreds of independent media outlets have emerged, making Indonesia a pioneer in this domain in Southeast Asia.

April 25, 2024

CNN Indonesia - April 25, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has rejected revisions to the Broadcasting Law because they believe they threaten press freedom.

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 25, 2024

Jakarta – As The Jakarta Post celebrates its 41st anniversary today, journalism may be on the cusp of something revolutionary.

April 2, 2024

Tribun News - April 2, 2024

Satia, Medan – An online journalist, Sukandi Ali, suffered serious injuries after being abducted from his home and assaulted by three Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) officers in North Maluku.

February 21, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2024

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Tuesday that he took harsh criticism from the media in his stride and he respected the media's opposition to some of his political moves

February 11, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 11, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Two of three presidential contenders pledged to protect press freedom in Indonesia at a weekend event that frontrunner Prabowo Subianto didn't attend.

February 9, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 9, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – As Indonesia commemorates National Press Day leading up to the 2024 election, the press takes on a crucial role by providing accurate information, debunking hoaxes, an

February 8, 2024

Antara News - February 8, 2024

Makassar, South Sulawesi – Deputy Chief of the National Police (Polri), Commissioner General Agus Andrianto, stated that journalistic products from lawful press companies cannot be crim

November 7, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - November 7, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In Papua, the Press Freedom Index is quite low, with a rating of 64.01, lower than West Papua's index which is 68.22, says Hans Bisay, the chairman of the Indonesian Jo

November 1, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 1, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Foreign journalists facing restrictions when reporting in Papua is a significant factor impacting the state of journalism in the area.

October 27, 2023

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - October 27, 2023

On October 14, West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor was informed that the police investigation into an explosion outside his home in January had been terminated months prior.

October 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 9, 2023

Jakarta – In 1983, from an empty laundry warehouse, five rival media companies banded together to create an English-language daily, an experiment during the New Order era that some saw

October 8, 2023

Suara Papua - October 8, 2023

Yance Wenda, Jayapura – After being initiated in 2017, the Papua Journalists Association (AWP) was officially launched at the Maranatha Convent Hall in Waena, Jayapura City, Papua, on S

September 15, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - September 15, 2023

A Radio New Zealand Pacific journalist has alleged that an Indonesian official attempted to both bribe and intimidate him following an interview at the Melanesian Spearhead Group

September 12, 2023

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - September 12, 2023

A Radio New Zealand (RNZ) journalist has alleged that an Indonesian official attempted to both bribe and intimidate him following an interview at a recent meeting of a Melanesian

September 8, 2023

Kompas.com - September 8, 2023

Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) has condemned the verbal intimidation against a journalist covering the 43rd ASEAN Summit (KTT ASEAN) which was h

Benar News - September 8, 2023

Ahmad Syamsudin, Jakarta – Indonesia's image as a free-press country got dinged this week when a Voice of America reporter traveling with the U.S.

September 6, 2023

VOA - September 6, 2023

Liam Scott, Washington – Indonesian security officials on Wednesday attempted to block a White House pool reporter from covering the summit between the United States and the Association

September 2, 2023

UCA News - September 2, 2023

Press freedom in Indonesia's predominantly Christian Papua province is now the worst in the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation, according to a recent survey.

August 31, 2023

Detik Jabar - August 31, 2023

Rifat Alhamidi, Bandung – Journalists from four organisations in Bandung, West Java (Jabar), held a demonstration at the Vanda Park on Thursday August 31.

Tempo - August 31, 2023

Anwar Siswadi, Jakarta – Around 50 journalists from four organizations, student press, residents, and artists staged a protest in front of the Bandung Metropolitan Police headquarters t

Java Post - August 31, 2023

Tazkia Royyan Hikmatiar – A 2023 Press Freedom Index (IKP) survey conducted by the Press Council found a significant decline compared to 2022, with the IKP dropping to 71.57 from 77.87

August 16, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 16, 2023

Front Row, Jakarta – Cinephiles converged upon The Jakarta Post Building last week for a series of movie screenings and discussions as the newspaper wrapped up the first of two w

August 15, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 15, 2023

Front Row, Jakarta – As part of The Jakarta Post's 40th anniversary celebrations, the English-language daily is holding a series of Media Literacy bootcamps until Aug.

Jakarta Post - August 15, 2023

Front Row, Jakarta – The fourth event of Media Matters took place on Friday to commemorate The Jakarta Post's 40th anniversary, featuring eminent speakers across two sessi

August 11, 2023

Radio New Zealand - August 11, 2023
Kelvin Anthony – News media in Indonesia act as "government loudspeakers" by advancing a one-sided narrative regarding the conflict in West Papua, a new study reveals.

The human rights a

August 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 9, 2023

Jakarta – To commemorate its 40th anniversary, The Jakarta Post is holding an exhibition called "Portraits of a Nation: Indonesia's Journey of Change and Resilience", which recou

July 31, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - July 31, 2023

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has not yet signed the planned presidential regulation on media sustainability, and it will only take effect later this year once he does, but i

July 28, 2023

July 27, 2023

Kompas.com - July 27, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Jakarta Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI) has condemned the acts of violence suffered by journalists during a Golkar Party Youth Movement event in Se

Tempo - July 27, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Metro Jaya Police Department have received a report on the harassment toward a national TV journalist covering a discussion held by Golkar Youth Generation (GMPG) in P

July 18, 2023

Tempo - July 18, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – State-Owned Enterprises or SOE Minister Erick Thohir and media company PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk agreed to settle the dispute over Tempo's podcast 'Boc

July 17, 2023

The Guardian - July 17, 2023

Natashya Gutierrez – Yolanda Agne, 23, was just months away from graduating in journalism at a university in Maluku province, Indonesia, when she was banned from finishing her studies.

July 14, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - July 14, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Press organizations in Papua, including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) of Jayapura City, the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) of Papua, and the I

July 11, 2023

Tempo - July 11, 2023

M. Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – News portal Tempo.co won KASAD Award 2023 for Gender Mainstreaming and Combating Radicalism categories.

May 22, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - May 22, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Unggul Sagena, the Head of the Internet Access Division at the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFENet), highlighted that activists and journalists in Pap

Human Rights Watch Statement - May 22, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian government should support the national Press Council's efforts to protect university media outlets and mediate their disputes with school authorities, Human Rig

May 8, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 8, 2023

Jakarta – Remembering the virtues of press freedom remains as relevant today as when the United Nations General Assembly declared in 1993 to mark May 3 as World Press Freedom Day.

April 26, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 26, 2023

Jakarta – Late last week, as millions of Indonesians traveled to their hometowns in the annual Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), this newspaper celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Jakarta Post - April 26, 2023

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Looking back over 40 years of The Jakarta Post, each photograph captures the emotions behind the country's events and experiences.

April 24, 2023

UCA News - April 24, 2023

A journalist group has slammed a top police official in Indonesia's Catholic-majority Island of Flores for threatening a journalist with planned violence for his critical writings.