Jakarta – The government and the DPR are retaining the flexible provisions in the revised ITE Law. This is an increasing threat to freedom of expression.
Freedom of Speech & Expression
January 19, 2024
January 5, 2024
Muhammad Ridwan – On Tuesday January 2, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo signed Law Number 1/2024 on the Second Amendment to Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions
Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi signed the second revision of the Electronic Information and Transactions Law or ITE Law on Jan. 2, 2024.
January 4, 2024
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed amendments to the law governing electronic transactions and information.
December 21, 2023
Adil Al Hasan, Jakarta – Presidential candidate number 3 Ganjar Pranowo assessed that signs of a new order have lately emerged since people's freedom of expression has been curtailed.
December 19, 2023
Adil Al Hasan, Daniel A.
December 17, 2023
Mong Palatino – Indonesia's parliament amended the Electronic Information and Transactions Law (ITE law) on December 5 amid the concerns raised by media and civil society groups that it
December 15, 2023
University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) Chairperson Melki Sedek Huang says he was shocked by the statement by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in which he said that fre
December 14, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Thomas Ch Syufi, the Executive Director of the Papuan Observatory for Human Rights (POHR), has condemned the dispersal of the World Human Rights Day rally in Papua on D
Jayapura, Jubi – Frits Ramandey, the Head of the Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua), highlighted the consistent stifling of citizens' freedoms by
Jayapura, Jubi – Emanuel Gobay, the Director of the Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua), called for law enforcement against officers involved in police brutality against the people wh
December 7, 2023
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that the alleged police intimidation of artist Butet Kartaredjasa brings back memories of the New Order (Or
December 6, 2023
With the policymakers having wrapped up their deliberations on the second revision to the Electronic Information and Transaction (ITE) Law without meaningful public consultation, we wil
December 5, 2023
Denty Piawai Nastitie, Jakarta – Criticism from civil society groups has accompanied agreement by the House of Representatives (DPR) to ratify revisions to the Information and Electroni
Jakarta – Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday passed a revision to its internet law, softening articles that critics said have been used to stifle government opposition.
November 21, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In Merauke Regency of South Papua Province, the local police disbanded a peaceful rally on Saturday (18/12/2023), detaining 20 demonstrators who were advocating for the
Jayapura, Jubi – Several civil coalitions expressed dismay over the apprehension of 20 individuals associated with the South Papua People's Student Alliance (AMPERA PS) by Merauke Polic
October 6, 2023
Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The police dispersed Greenpeace Indonesia's oligarchy monster action at the HI Roundabout in Central Jakarta today, October 6.
Jakarta – A protest action by Greenpeace activists at the Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle in Central Jakarta using a giant "oligarchy monster" was broken up by police on Friday Octo
September 20, 2023
Police in Indonesia's Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province have charged a Catholic man under the country's controversial Information and Electronic Transactions law for defami
August 11, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The National Police received more reports on the alleged fake news (hoax) spread by the political observer Rocky Gerung.
August 8, 2023
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that as many as 967 people have been arrested for articulating their views in the public doma
August 3, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – Three Papuan students from Mataram University were banned from taking photos and escorted off the campus area after they were spotted holding the Morning Star posters a
July 12, 2023
Wahyu Setiawan, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition says that the revisions to the Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) Law are undemocratic.
July 5, 2023
Nur Janti, Jakarta – Lawmakers are trying to water down a number of problematic provisions in the 2016 Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law that have often been used to cri
June 5, 2023
Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on Monday announced on his Twitter account that he will help assist a Junior H
May 17, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – In a recent online discussion on "Status and Trends of Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Digital Rights in West Papua", Esther Haluk, a women's rights activist from
May 5, 2023
Timika, Jubi – The Pusaka Bentala Rakyat Foundation (Pusaka) has released a report titled "Dong Penjarakan Tong Pu Suara dan Pikiran" (They Silence Us), highlighting 26 cases of alleged
April 19, 2023
Nur Janti, Jakarta – Lampung Governor Arinal Djunaidi has become embroiled in controversy over his alleged response to a student who criticized poor infrastructure in the region on the
April 18, 2023
Bima Yudho Saputro, an Indonesian student in Sydney, may breathe a sigh of relief after police announced that they found no criminal defamation intent in his criticism of his hometown o
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry's director general of human rights Dhahana Putra on Tuesday openly criticized Lampung Governor Arinal Djunaidi who reportedl
April 13, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The police on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, dispersed a silent protest demanding the release of Viktor Yeimo before the Jayapura District Court.
April 7, 2023
Makassar – A demonstration by Papuan students commemorating 56 years of PT Freeport Indonesia in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on April 7 was broken up by the Indone
April 4, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The peaceful expression of Papuan students in Bali has again been repressed.
April 3, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Bali City on Saturday, April 1, 2023, failed to hold a peaceful protest after it was blocked and attacked by the Patriot Garuda Nus
The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Bali City held a rally on April the first, calling on the Indonesian government to hold a referendum for self-determination for the Papuan people.
The Australia West Papua Association has condemned an Indonesian crackdown on a peaceful Papua self-determination rally in Bali at the weekend after a militant nationalist group targete
Aryo Mahendro, Denpasar – The Bali Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has slammed the attitude of the police for allowing a clash to occur between the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Bali and the
April 2, 2023
I Dewa Gede Rastana, Denpasar – A clash broke out between the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Bali committee, which was intending to hold a demonstration articulating the issue of human r
March 31, 2023
Nanda Perdana Putra, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has received a report that police violently broke up an action by hundreds of student protesters opposing the
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition, which comprises several human rights watchdogs, responded to the alleged violence and oppression law enforcers enacted against
March 29, 2023
Jakarta – Human Rights activists Haris Azhar and Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti will be tried in a case of alleged defam
March 26, 2023
Jakarta – University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) Chairperson Melki Sedek Huang says that State Secretary Ministry Special Staffer Faldo Maldini is trying to divert t
March 21, 2023
An Indonesian government official has withdrawn a defamation case against an activist Catholic priest but the priest refused to withdraw the human trafficking allegations against the of
March 17, 2023
Jakarta – United Indonesia Party (Perindo) Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo has filed a defamation case against the owner of a YouTube channel, police confirmed on Thursday.
March 15, 2023
BTV, Cirebon – A vocational school teacher in the West Java town of Cirebon was fired on Tuesday reportedly after he threw a question to Governor Ridwan Kamil about the latter's outfit
March 11, 2023
March 9, 2023
Pontianak Hendra Cipta (contributor), Jakarta – Four unidentified individuals attempted to close down a discussion on endangered Tapanuli orangutans threatened by a hydroelectric dam pr
March 6, 2023
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Democracy is asking the Jakarta chief public prosecutor to drop the case of alleged defamation against Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affai
February 21, 2023
Tria Sutrisna, Jakarta – Human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti are ready to face trial on charges of defamation against Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs an