Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Press Council condemned acts of violence and intimidation committed by security officers against journalists while covering demonstrations against the ratificati
Freedom of Information & The Press
October 2, 2019
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
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
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
August 29, 2019
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
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".
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
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
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
August 23, 2019
Michael Andrew – The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights researcher and former journalist.
Following riots and demonstrations in Papua and West Papua, the internet has been blocked in Indonesia's eastern most provinces since Wednesday, August 21.
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.
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) urges Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) to immediately lift the internet blocking policy as it h
August 20, 2019
Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – Gadjah Mada University's (UGM) rectorate has forced Balairung student magazine to remove a report on agrarian conflict entitled "Fighting Against Depriva