The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has submitted an amicus curiae to support Diananta Putra Sumedi, former chief editor of local online media Banjarhits.id.
Freedom of Information & The Press
July 27, 2020
July 24, 2020
In response to widening criticism, Timor-Leste's Ministry of Justice has revised its proposed criminal defamation law to exempt criticisms of political parties and public servants, but
Adam Prireza, Jakarta – Chairperson of the Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI), Abdul Manan, encouraged mass media corporations to be open regarding COVID-19 cases within its workpl
July 16, 2020
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) has submitted a legal advice highlighting the dangers of the proposed re-introduction of criminal defamation law into Timor-Leste to P
July 15, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah and Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) has expressed dismay over a widely circulated image of a list detailing the names of severa
July 12, 2020
Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – A Metro TV journalist who was recently found dead in Pesanggrahan, South Jakarta, was a murder victim, police confirmed on Saturday.
July 3, 2020
Pacific Media Watch – A senior Indonesian government official and a New Zealand journalism professor have clashed over differing perspectives on access for journalists and media to the
June 23, 2020
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate withdrawal of a bill that would criminalize defamation in Timor-Leste again, six years after a similar law inherited from the Po
June 20, 2020
Media and civil society leaders in Timor-Leste have expressed concern about the possible reintroduction of a criminal defamation law in the country.
June 18, 2020
Jim Nolan – The coronavirus pandemic has provided just the latest cover for a variety of authoritarian moves criminalising journalism across Southeast Asia.
June 13, 2020
Online feminist newsgroups, Magdalene and Konde.co experienced a range of digital attacks in the last month.
June 12, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Press Council have questioned proposed revisions to the Press Law under the omnibus bill on job creation.
June 11, 2020
The Minister of Justice in Timor-Leste plans to present to the Council of Ministers a proposal to include criminal defamation in the country's penal code.
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Press Council and the Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI) urged the removal of articles concerning press affairs from the draft of Job
Pacific Media Watch – Timor-Leste's Minister of Justice plans to present to the Council of Ministers a proposal to include criminal defamation in the country's penal code.
June 10, 2020
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The House of Representatives Legislation Body (Baleg) is considering dropping proposed revisions to the Press Law from the omnibus bill on job creation.
June 9, 2020
John McBeth – Jakarta's Administrative Court, reputedly the most progressive branch of Indonesia's much-maligned judicial system, may have broken new legal ground by ruling that the go
The trial of Diananta Putra Sumedi, former chief editor of local online media, banjarhits.id, began in Kotabaru District Court, South Kalimantan on June 8.
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities should immediately release journalist Diantara Putra Sumedi and stop legal proceedings against him, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today.
June 7, 2020
Jakarta – An online petition calling for the release of South Kalimantan journalist Diananta "Nanta" Putera Samedi, who was recently arrested for his reporting of a land dispute, conti
June 5, 2020
Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – The lawsuit against President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to cut off the internet in Papua and West Papua during antiracism protests in the two provinces l
June 4, 2020
The Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) ruled the government internet ban in Papua and West Papua during the anti-racism protests in August and September 2019 was unlawful.
Caesar Akbar, Friski Riana, Jakarta – After the Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) found the president and the Communication and Informatics Minister guilty for the internet bla
June 3, 2020
Jakarta (Reuters) – An Indonesian court on Wednesday (June 3) ordered President Joko Widodo to make an official apology after ruling that his government's decision to rein in Internet
An Indonesian court on Wednesday ordered President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to make an official apology after ruling that his government's decision to rein in internet speeds to contain ci