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July 27, 2020

International Federation of Journalist Press Release - July 27, 2020

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.

July 24, 2020

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - 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

Tempo - July 24, 2020

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

International Federation of Journalist (IFJ) Press Release - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

Jakarta Globe - 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

Asia Pacific Report - 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 Boarders (RSF) News Release - 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

Global Voices - 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

The Interpreter - 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

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) News Release - June 13, 2020

Online feminist newsgroups, Magdalene and Konde.co experienced a range of digital attacks in the last month.

June 12, 2020

Jakarta Post - 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

International Federation of Journalists Media Release - 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.

Tempo - June 11, 2020

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

Asia Pacific Report - June 11, 2020

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

Jakarta Post - 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

Asia times - 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

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Press Release - June 9, 2020

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.

Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) Press Release - June 9, 2020

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 Post - 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

Jakarta Post - 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

International Federation of Journalists Press Release - 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.

Tempo - June 4, 2020

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

Straits Times - 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

South China Morning Post - June 3, 2020

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