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Land & Agrarian Conflicts

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January 10, 2022

Tempo - January 10, 2022

Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI) chairperson Henry Saragih on Monday responded to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's decision to revoke mining and forest-use permits

January 7, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 7, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) supports the move by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to revoke some 2,078 mining business permits which are inactive or "lying

January 6, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 6, 2022

Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) has revealed that throughout 2021 almost 50 percent of land procured by the government for national strategic projects (PSN) originated fr

December 29, 2021

Mongabay - December 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – In 2020, residents of Suka Mukti village in southern Sumatra paid 10 million rupiah each, about $700, to a government agency to obtain titles to their land

November 29, 2021

UCA News - November 29, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Tano Batak indigenous people in North Sumatra will continue protests in Jakarta after several protesters were arrested at a demonstration outside Indonesia's Env

Mongabay - November 29, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indonesia has no effective mechanism for resolving its epidemic of land conflicts between rural communities and palm oil companies, according to a new stud

November 22, 2021

Agence France-Presse - November 22, 2021

Haeril Halim and Lucie Godeau, Mandalika, West Nusa Tenggara – The holiday island of Lombok welcomed thousands of fans Sunday for Indonesia's first superbike race on a new circuit that

October 28, 2021

Mongabay - October 28, 2021

Kulon Progo, Indonesia – On the coastline south of one of Java's oldest kingdoms, a group of chili farmers grapples with a centuries-old sultanate on ancient plains of dark sand.

September 22, 2021

UCA News - September 22, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – The families of 21 Catholic farmers detained by police for more than two months over a land dispute in Indonesia's East Nusa Tenggara province have sought help fro

July 29, 2021

Radio Free Asia - July 29, 2021

Indonesia – Some residents of an Indonesian island where a world-class luxury resort and motor-racing circuit is being constructed with China-linked money say they have been threatened

June 17, 2021

June 10, 2021

Mongabay - June 10, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – An Indonesian court has upheld a landmark 2017 ruling that all plantation data and maps in the country must be made publicly available – a ruling that the

April 26, 2021

UCA News - April 26, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Ruteng – Legal experts in the Indonesian Church have agreed to help two farmers in East Nusa Tenggara province sue provincial officials, including the governor, for issuing

March 25, 2021

Coconuts Bali - March 25, 2021

A Bali hotel owner has acknowledged that beaches are public property and that his staff shouldn't have kicked out a local who was sitting on the sand in front of the hotel.

March 20, 2021

CNN Indonesia - March 20, 2021

Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that the forced evictions of Buntu Lane II residents in Pancoran, East Jakarta, by officials of the state-owned oil-and-gas company

March 17, 2021

Tabloid JUBI - March 17, 2021

Hans Kapisa, Bintuni, Jubi – Indigenous people in Fruata and Rauna villages in Bintuni Bay Regency, in West Papua province, rejected logging activities done by PT Prabu Alaska in the fo

March 16, 2021

Mongabay - March 16, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – The framework for resolving land disputes involving palm oil companies in Indonesian Borneo has largely failed, allowing conflicts to fester for a decade o

March 3, 2021

UCA News - March 3, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Police in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province have charged a Catholic priest with a public order offense in what he says is a move to silence him.

March 1, 2021

Kompas.com - March 1, 2021

Zakarias Demon Daton, Samarinda – Three leading figures from the Dayak Modang Long Wai traditional community in Long Bentuk village, Busang sub-district, East Kutai, East Kalimantan, we

February 19, 2021

UCA News - February 19, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Environmentalists in Indonesia have called on the government to try and settle more than 1,000 disputes triggered by the presence of palm oil plantations, includ

February 15, 2021

Mongabay - February 15, 2021

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Conflicts over land flared up across Indonesia in 2020, as Indigenous and rural communities tried to hold off pulpwood, palm oil and logging companies ramp

February 8, 2021

UCA News - February 8, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – An indigenous community in Indonesia's East Kalimantan province has launched a campaign seeking more than US1 million in compensation from a palm oil company by

February 4, 2021

Tempo - February 4, 2021

Friski Riana, Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) Secretary-General Dewi Karika argued that the validation process of electronic land certificates has the potential to worsen

January 26, 2021

UCA News - January 26, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – More than 160 indigenous people have been killed in Indonesia due to conflicts between local people and mining companies during President Joko Widodo's term in o

Tabloid JUBI - January 26, 2021

Jayapura, Jubi – A number of Catholics in Papua, calling themselves "One Voice of Catholic Laypeople in Papua", declared a vote of no confidence in all the bishops in Papua and in the B

January 24, 2021

CNN Indonesia - January 24, 2021

Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (Jatam) says that the presence of retired Indonesian military (TNI) and police generals in mining companies is ridden with conflicts of interest.

January 6, 2021

Kompas.com - January 6, 2021

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) recorded 241 cases of agrarian conflicts in Indonesia throughout 2020.

December 29, 2020

CNN Indonesia - December 29, 2020

Jakarta – The secretary general of the Agrarian Land Consortium (KPA), Dewi Kartika, has called in a pledge by Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto, who said during the 2019 presidential e

December 15, 2020

CNN Indonesia - December 15, 2020

Jakarta – Residents of Tambrauw regency in West Papua province are opposing the establishment of the Tambrauw 1810 District Military Command (Kodim) which was officially inaugurated on

November 20, 2020

Mongabay - November 20, 2020

Across Indonesia, hundreds of communities are in conflict with companies seeking control of their resources. In some cases, the resistance has been led by women.

October 15, 2020

Tempo - October 15, 2020

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) asked President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to come up with solutions for the land dispute in Mandalika MotoGP Cir

Jakarta Post - October 15, 2020

Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – Local authorities allegedly clashed with members of an indigenous community in Pubabu-Basipae village in South Central Timor regency, East Nusa Tenggara (NTT),

October 1, 2020

Jakarta Post - October 1, 2020

Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has asked the Indonesian Tourism Development Corporation (ITDC) to temporarily halt the construction of the Mandalika Moto

September 30, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 30, 2020

Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – Dozens of indigenous peoples of Kampung Durian Selamak, Langkat regency, North Sumatra were injured in a clash with security forces on Tuesday after attempting

September 25, 2020

Jakarta Post - September 25, 2020

Nina Loasana, Jakarta – The coronavirus pandemic did not stop agrarian reform activists from staging a protest in front of the House of Representatives compound in Central Jakarta to ma

Tempo - September 25, 2020

Jakarta – The extraction of sand for the reclamation of Makassar New Port threatens the livelihoods of fishermen. Matters will get worse after the omnibus law is passed.

September 24, 2020

CNN Indonesia - September 24, 2020

Jakarta – As many as 290 farmer, fisherpeople, student, labour and environmental organisations have united to reject the Draft Omnibus Law on Job Creation – which is still being deliber

September 23, 2020

CNN Indonesia - September 23, 2020

Jakarta – The National Agrarian Reform Committee (KNPA) has recorded at least 35 cases of agrarian conflicts between March and September 2020 or since the Covid-19 pandemic started in I

September 12, 2020

CNN Indonesia - September 12, 2020

Jakarta – The Mining Advocacy Network (JATAM) says that 11 people were arrested by the South Sulawesi regional water police (Polair) during an action against the ship Boskalis which was

September 4, 2020

August 27, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 27, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Central Kalimantan Police reportedly arrested the customary leader of the Laman Kinipan community, Effendi Buhing, on Wednesday in relation to a years-lo

August 25, 2020

Straits Times - August 25, 2020

Jakarta (Reuters) – More than 100 Indonesian farmers gathered outside the presidential palace in Jakarta on Monday (Aug 24), having walked about 1,800km from the island of Sumatra to pr

August 20, 2020

Jakarta Post - August 20, 2020

Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – To celebrate Independence Day on Aug.

August 11, 2020

July 1, 2020

Inside Indonesia - July 2020

Ahmad Dhiaulhaq & Ward Berenschot – This year marks the 150th birthday of one of the most consequential laws in Indonesian history.

May 10, 2020

Mongabay - May 10, 2020

A little-known provision in a sweeping deregulation package now before the Indonesian parliament could make it easier for plantation firms to preserve forests within the areas they hav

May 7, 2020

Mongabay - May 7, 2020

Barita News Lumbanbatu, adapted by Basten Gokkon, Deli Serdang, Indonesia – A forest in Indonesia's Sumatra Island is being cleared to build access roads for a state-funded dam project

April 28, 2020

Mongabay - April 28, 2020

Hans Nicholas Jong, Jakarta – Indigenous rights activists in Indonesia have condemned local authorities over the death in custody of a farmer accused of stealing palm fruit from a plan

Jakarta Post - April 28, 2020

Belseran Christ, Maluku – Four years ago, Ruth Lawalata did not expect to bid farewell to her activist husband Yohanes Yonatan Balubun for a final time.

April 22, 2020