Jakarta – The police's Nemangkawi task force in Papua has just arrested a man in Mimika Regency for allegedly talking about "genocide" against Papuans in his Facebook account.
Freedom of Speech & Expression
May 8, 2021
May 6, 2021
Tsarina Maharani, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the virtual police unit initiated by Indonesian police chief (Kapolri) General
April 14, 2021
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto say that the state of freedom of expression in digital space wor
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) recorded 147 digital attacks in 2020, the majority of which targeted groups that are often cri
April 8, 2021
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia recorded 132 cases of violations of freedom of expression which were suffered by social groups in 2020.
April 3, 2021
Jakarta – The authorities have been acting against criticism online using the virtual police. This is an erroneous way to apply restorative justice.
April 2, 2021
Titik Puji Rahayu – For more than a decade, the Electronic Information and Transaction Law (ITE Law) has been the face of internet governance in Indonesia.
April 1, 2021
Tim Mann – For a brief moment in February, it looked as though Indonesia's notorious Information and Electronic Transactions Law ("the ITE Law") would be revised.
March 20, 2021
Jakarta – Our national legislative process is fraught with transactions to maintain various interests.
March 17, 2021
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has criticised the "badge awards" program announced by the national police criminal investigations directorate cyber crimes division.
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia condemns police's plan to award people with a 'badge of honor' for reporting alleged criminal offenses committed in the vast soc
March 16, 2021
Jakarta – The cyber crimes division at the national police's criminal investigations directorate will give out rewards in the form of badges or pins to members of the public who activel
Indonesia's newly-launched Virtual Police has all but proved its critics right after it shut down a man for his criticism of President Joko Widodo's son and Solo Mayor Gibran Rakabuming
March 15, 2021
Jakarta – The Surakarta (Solo) Virtual Police team has arrested a resident of Slawi, AM, who wrote a comment deemed to be a hoax about President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo eldest son Solo Dep
March 14, 2021
The following is a statement by the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance (KASBI) in response to a police summons for KASBI General Chairperson Nining Elitos over alleged health prot
March 12, 2021
Benny Mawel, Jayapura – Papuan Students Alliance (AMP) lawyer, Michael Himan, said the National Police chief Gen. Listyo Prabowo must fire Malang Police chief Sr. Come.
March 9, 2021
Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (Safenet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto is questioning the government and the House of Representatives' (DPR)
March 5, 2021
Semarang – Police have broken up a protest action against the extension of Special Autonomy (Otsus) in Papua that took place on Jalan Imam Barjo in the Central Java provincial capital o
March 3, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD in Twitter wrote that the retraction of the law on alcohol investments announced by Preside
Amirullah, Jakarta – The Information and Electronics Transactions (ITE Law) review team reportedly completed gathering inputs from people who were both reported using the law and people
Max Lane – On 8 February, President Joko Widodo made a call for more criticisms of his government from society.
March 2, 2021
Jayapura – Papua Legislative Council deputy speaker, Yunus Wonda, said the legislators who use their constitutional rights to voice native Papuans' concerns to the central government we
February 26, 2021
Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) – an institution concerned with freedom of expression in the digital world – has criticised the newly established vi
February 25, 2021
Mind what you post online, because the National Police has launched a Virtual Police division that is out to warn internet users who violate the country's Information and Electronic Tra
February 24, 2021
Jakarta – Virtual Police from the Bhayangkara Corps – as the Indonesian police are known – have officially begun operating.