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Freedom of Speech & Expression

February 5, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - February 5, 2020

Jakarta – Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini has revealed that she was the one who reported Zikria Dzatil, a homemaker who was arrested for calling Risma a "female frog" in a Facebook post

February 4, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - February 4, 2020

Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Surabaya, East Java – Zikria Dzatil – a homemaker and mother of three in Bogor, West Java – had not thought much of a Facebook status she casually posted almost a

January 15, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - January 15, 2020

Indonesia's controversial Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) is so far-reaching in its application that one ongoing lawsuit is serving as a reminder not to publicly c

January 8, 2020

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - January 8, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – A 29-year-old resident of North Sumatra, Febi Nur Amelia, has been charged with defamation for attempting to ask for her money back from Fitrian

December 6, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - December 6, 2019

Jakarta – The State Palace has warned critics of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to be careful when throwing criticism at the President, saying that criticism was not the same as slande

December 5, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - December 5, 2019

Halida Bunga, Jakarta – Lecturer and government critic Rocky Gerung said his criticism belittling President Jokowi's understanding of the Pancasila (five state ideologies) is his right

November 27, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - November 27, 2019

Ghina Ghaliya, Kharishar Kahfi, and Devina Heriyanto, Jakarta – The joint decree, issued on Nov.

November 25, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
The Conversation - November 25, 2019

Usman Hamid – More and more people are falling victim to Indonesia's Information Law, which is notorious for being used to criminalise political dissidents.

November 4, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
CNN Indonesia - November 4, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) says that civil freedoms under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo have tended to worsen.

November 2, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - November 2, 2019

Jakarta – University of Indonesia (UI) lecturer Ade Armando has been reported to the police for allegedly circulating an insulting meme of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Facebook.

October 30, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - October 30, 2019

Jakarta – A student discussion scrutinizing President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration at Udayana University in Bali has been dispersed by the campus' authority on the grounds the

October 27, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Kumparan - October 27, 2019

The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 78 cases of violations of freedom of expression in public between January and October 2019.

October 17, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - October 17, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian Chief of Police Gen. Tito Karnavian reminded about staging demonstrations ahead of the presidential inauguration.

October 16, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - October 16, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi claimed that he did not order police apparatus to prohibit public demonstration on the day of the presidential inauguration on O

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - October 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) has handed down disciplinary sanctions against five more serving Army personnel in relation to negative social media posts about the recent atta

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
CNN Indonesia - October 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) says that freedom of expression and opinion in Indonesia has declined since 2014.

October 15, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - October 15, 2019

Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have decided not to issue protest permits from Oct. 15 until the presidential inauguration on Oct. 20

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - October 15, 2019

The Central Jakarta District Court yesterday absolved Ina Yuniarti, a woman who was accused of violating the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) for uploading a video

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - October 15, 2019

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Syafruddin has emphasised that state civil servants or ASN are not allowed to criticise the government in public

October 14, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - October 14, 2019

Last week's violent attack on chief security minister Wiranto has had several unexpected repercussions in Indonesia, including sanctions for those who commented on the incident in a ne

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
CNN Indonesia - October 14, 2019

Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Jaya regional police chief Gatot Eddy Pramono has emphasised that they will not issue permits for people wanting to hold protests in Jakarta.

October 12, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Globe - October 12, 2019

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military, has taken disciplinary action against three of its members after their wives raised doubt on social media over Thursday's attack in B

October 3, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - October 3, 2019

Jakarta – The actions of the social media buzzers supporting President Joko Widodo are increasingly endangering democracy in this nation.

September 4, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Globe - September 4, 2019

Antara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police have identified a new suspect in the sporadic violence that has plagued several cities in Papua and West Papua over the past two weeks.

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Kompas.com - September 4, 2019

Devina Halim, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is of the view that the naming of Veronica Koman as a suspect could create fear among the public