Jakarta – The Press Council says that the digital attacks experienced by several online mass media sites recently are a form of censorship.
Freedom of Information & The Press
October 27, 2022
October 25, 2022
Two journalists have been summoned by the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) after publishing two articles on a minister's request to dismiss Gastao Pereira, the Director of Internal
October 11, 2022
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, the Press Legal Aid (LBH), and SAFEnet on Monday handed over an online petition – signed by more t
Jakarta – The Narrative Advocacy Team has handed over a petition calling for a full investigation into the recent hacking of Narrative Media staff social media accounts to the President
September 29, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has initiated an online petition urging national police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to fully investigate the co
September 28, 2022
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – Advocates have deplored a series of wide-ranging and coordinated cyberattacks against journalists and employees of the media company Narasi and have urged the po
September 7, 2022
Multiple journalists have been harassed and intimidated for their coverage of fuel smuggling in Mataram in the West Nusa Tenggara province.
September 4, 2022
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has identified 19 articles in the draft criminal code of Indonesia that could criminalize the work of journalists.
September 2, 2022
Pacific Media Watch – The co-founder of Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor has been presented with the 2022 Udin Award from Indonesia's Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) during the org
August 26, 2022
Sofie Syarief – The emergence of digital media has not resulted in more diversity in ownership control and editorial content in Indonesia's media industry.
August 24, 2022
Liam Scott – New regulations and revisions introduced in Indonesia this summer will likely have a devastating impact on freedom of expression for all Indonesians, experts say, with the
August 21, 2022
Huyogo Simbolon, Bandung – The Bandung branch of the Independent Journalists Association (AJI) believes that there are still a number of catch all articles in the latest version of the
August 13, 2022
Kyle Delbyck – Journalist Muhammad Asrul is awaiting word from Indonesia's Supreme Court about whether he will spend further time behind bars for reporting on corruption issues.
August 11, 2022
Jakarta, Jubi – The chief editor of Jubi who is also the former chairman of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jayapura, Victor Mambor, received the Udin Award at the 28th an
August 9, 2022
Ryan Dagur – A native Papuan journalist known for reporting on human rights issues has been awarded the press freedom award by an Indonesian journalists' organization.
July 27, 2022
The Indonesian government will begin blocking private electronic systems operators that fail to register their platforms by July 27, despite concerns from members of civil society that
Bangkok – Authorities in East Timor should drop their investigation into journalist Raimundos Oki and stop using legal threats to curb independent reporting, the Committee to Protect Jo
July 22, 2022
Three men attempted to intimidate a journalist at his house in Tamiang Layang, Central Kalimantan, on July 17, allegedly for his coverage of sexual harassment by a local official.
A global media watchdog has urged Timor-Leste to drop charges against a journalist accused of violating judicial confidentiality by publishing reports questioning the virginity tests of
July 21, 2022
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities should investigate a series of incidents of harassment and intimidation against local journalists, identify and bring the relevant perpetrators to justi
July 20, 2022
Anything concerning the Catholic Church is extremely sensitive in Timor-Leste, as Raimundos Oki, the editor of The Oekusi Post website can confirm, reports the Paris-based global media
July 19, 2022
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Timor-Leste's authorities to put the public interest first by dropping charges against a journalist accused of violating judicial confidentialit
July 15, 2022
Sirwan Kajjo, Dili – In a deeply Catholic country, accusations that an American priest abused dozens of children at an orphanage stunned many in East Timor.
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Press Council Chairperson Azyumardi Azra says that a media which broadcasts communist, Marxist and Leninist ideas could be subject to imprisonment.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) have slammed allegations of police intimidation a
July 12, 2022
Andreas Harsono – One would hope that an educational institution that learned of sexual assaults on campus would focus on holding perpetrators accountable and preventing further inciden
July 8, 2022
Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The Lintas Student Press Institute (LPM) Defenders Coalition is asking the Ambon State Administrative Court or the PTUN to be wise and just in its ruling on a
July 7, 2022
M Faiz Zaki, Jakarta – The Journalist Safety Commission (KKJ) in a statement on Wednesday expects the new Criminal Code Draft Law (RKUHP) that is set to be passed by the House and the g
July 5, 2022
Raimundos Oki, chief editor of news portal Oekusipost.com, has been accused of breaching judicial secrecy following an investigative report concerning the detention and forced virginity
July 4, 2022
Police in Timor-Leste have charged a journalist for allegedly violating judicial secrecy by publishing reports that question the virginity tests of some underage girls, who were sexuall
We, the undersigned, represent a global coalition of non-governmental organizations urging the Minister of Communication and Information of the Republic of Indonesia to repeal Ministeri
June 24, 2022
Muhammad Farhan, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) is calling for changes to be made to 14 articles in the Draft Criminal code (RKUHP) which threaten press freedom
Members of student press organisation LPM Lintas, at the State Institute for Islamic Studies (IAIN) Ambon, have faced ongoing threats and intimation after publishing an investigative st
June 23, 2022
Pepperidge Farm and those who closely follow Indonesian tech news may remember the Information and Communications Ministry's numerous empty threats to ban major online platforms over ad
May 30, 2022
A parliament minister has brought defamation charges under Timor Leste's Penal Code against journalist Francisco Belo Simoes da Costa, following coverage of an allegation of ministerial
May 20, 2022
May 9, 2022
For nearly 60 years, West Papua, a region in the easternmost stretches of the Indonesian archipelago, has been engaged in one of the longest-running independence struggles of any region
May 4, 2022
Masduki (360info), Yogyakarta – In the pre-digital autocratic era, Indonesian state officials controlled the media through direct censorship, advertising and strict media policies.
Herlambang P. Wiratraman (360info), Yogyakarta – Digital authoritarianism is becoming entrenched in Indonesia.
March 4, 2022
Prianka Srinivasan (ABC Pacific Beat) – International media has been facing scrutiny from indigenous groups in the Pacific for the way it has been covering the Russia-Ukraine war.
February 25, 2022
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) has condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI General Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.
February 9, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said press freedom is a fundamental pillar for the advancement of Indonesia as one of the largest democratic countries in the w
January 6, 2022
News Desk, Jakarta – The Jakarta Post journalist Dian Septiari has won the Foreign Ministry's prestigious 2022 Adam Malik Award for Best Print Journalist for her writing on inter
January 3, 2022
Ainur Rohmah – Investigative reporting has traditionally taken a back seat in Indonesia, as news outlets often compete instead to be the first to break news.
December 29, 2021
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) released its 2021 End of Year Report in virtual format on Wednesday December 29.
December 10, 2021
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Tempo Magazine was granted with the 2021 Press Council Award on Thursday, Dec. 9, as the print media which promotes press freedom.
Arnold Belau, Jayapura – Coinciding with the commemoration of International Human Rights Day on December 10, the Jayapura city Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) have launched th
December 8, 2021
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of Muhammad Asrul, a journalist in central Indonesia's South Sulawesi province who has been sentenced to three months in
November 26, 2021
Bangkit Adhi Wiguna, Graven (Intern), Jakarta – The existance of Law Number 11/2008 on information and electronic transaction, or ITE Law, failed to solve problems in the digital realm,