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
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September 15, 2023
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Rifat Alhamidi, Bandung – Journalists from four organisations in Bandung, West Java (Jabar), held a demonstration at the Vanda Park on Thursday August 31.
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
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.
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
The human rights a
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 – 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
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
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
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
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
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
M. Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – News portal Tempo.co won KASAD Award 2023 for Gender Mainstreaming and Combating Radicalism categories.
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
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 – 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
Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Looking back over 40 years of The Jakarta Post, each photograph captures the emotions behind the country's events and experiences.
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.
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.
April 3, 2023
The Working Group for the Safety of Papuan Land Journalists was launched on April 1 in Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, involving journalist organizations, indigenous people and
March 16, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Violence against the press in Papua continues to occur in early 2023.
March 3, 2023
Jakarta – The Press Council demanded on Friday that the government continue to give it the sole authority to oversee the media industry in the country including in the business of negot
February 9, 2023
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in commemoration of the 2023 National Press Day in North Sumatra acknowledged that his presidential status is the result of his
Jakarta – As representatives from media companies, politicians and government officials including President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gather in Medan, North Sumatra, on Thursday to celebrate
February 1, 2023
Jakarta, Jubi – Victor Mambor, a journalist born in Muara Enim, Sumatra, the chief editor of Papuan newspaper Jubi who often covers discrimination against indigenous Papuans, received t
January 26, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Intimidation and terror are still being experienced by journalists in Papua.
January 24, 2023
Although no one was injured in the blast near Victors home on Monday (around 4.00 am), Victor reports that the low-powered explosion "was so loud that my house shook like there was an e
Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor suspects that yesterday's bomb attack next to his house in Jayapura on Monday January 23 was linked to several reports published over th
Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist and editor of the news website Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, says that yesterday's bomb explosion next to his home in Jayapura was not the first act of
Antara, Jakarta – Jayapura Resort Police launched an investigation into the bomb attack that occurred near the house of senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor, on Monday, January 23, 20
Veteran journalist and former regional AJI head Victor Mambor has reported the detonation of an explosive device outside his home on the morning of January 23, 2022.
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities must thoroughly and swiftly investigate the recent attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor's home and hold those responsible to account, the Committee
Dandy Koswaraputra and Pizaro Gozali Idrus – A veteran journalist known for covering rights abuses in Indonesia's militarised Papua region says a bomb exploded outside his home yesterda
Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City Police are investigating the explosion on Monday morning, January 23, 2023 at the Bak Air Complex, Jl.
January 23, 2023
Dandy Koswaraputra and Pizaro Gozali Idrus – A senior journalist who often covers human rights violations in Papua says that a bomb exploded near his home on Monday.
January 20, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) board of directors consulted with the Press Council on Thursday as they plan to submit a complaint against three mas
January 17, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has launched a security report of journalists in Indonesia throughout 2022, which says journalists are in a less safe situ
December 30, 2022
Jakarta – Saying that the financial distress faced by Indonesia's media industry has reached a disastrous level, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin called for global tech giants to strike a fai
December 17, 2022
December 12, 2022
December 8, 2022
The Indonesian government has passed a controversial new Criminal Code that seriously violates international human rights standards and will effectively curtail freedom of expression an