Jakarta – The Indonesian representative to the ASEAN Intergovernmental Commission on Human Rights (AICHR) and various human rights organizations have sent an open letter to the Indones
Democracy & Civil Rights
July 1, 2020
June 14, 2020
Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Director Asfinawati says that there are three indications of authoritarianism which are still being displayed by th
June 12, 2020
Muhammad Hendartyo, Jakarta – A public attorney of Legal Aid Center for the Press, Rizki Yudha, on Thursday addressed the cyberattack against event organizers of an online public discu
June 11, 2020
Joe Cochrane – The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for Indonesia's economy.
June 7, 2020
May 8, 2020
Fadhilah Fitri Primandari – The Covid-19 outbreak has once again exposed Indonesia's lack of preparedness to handle disasters and emergencies.
May 4, 2020
Febriana Firdaus – Some 3 million Indonesian workers have been laid off since the coronavirus pandemic hit the country in early March, many of them migrants who have been left stranded
April 24, 2020
Tara Marchelin, Jakarta – The Witness and Victim Protection Agency (LPSK) said they keep providing protection for witnesses and victims who have concerns with their safety despite ongo
February 11, 2020
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – A study performed by the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation, or YLBHI, shows that democracy in Indonesia deteriorated last year, as more than 50 people died in demon
Jakarta – Speakers at an Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) seminar on Monday warned that free speech may be in peril as the government pushed for more foreign and domestic invest
January 31, 2020
Jakarta – As many as 40 people's organisations and civil society groups from the Indonesian People's Faction (Fraksi Rakyat Indonesia, FRI) have expressed their opposition to the Draft
January 30, 2020
Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Forty civil society organizations in a coalition called the Indonesian People's Faction (FRI) have rejected deliberations on an omnibus bill on job creation,
January 28, 2020
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition has provided a report on the resolution of cases of human rights violations during the first 100 days of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second t
January 22, 2020
Dion Bisara, Jakarta – Indonesia's flawed democracy improved for the first time in four years, bucking a global trend that saw the rise of strongmen and oligarchs, gripping government
January 18, 2020
Jakarta – The online petition website change.org recorded that petitions related to the democracy and anti-corruption movement were the most popular in 2019.
December 11, 2019
November 28, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Next week's Bali Democracy Forum will highlight the role of women in democracy with an official theme of "Democracy and Inclusivity," an official said on Thursday
Dian Septiari, Jakarta – Indonesia is to host the 12th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) next week when representatives from at least 81 foreign countries and international organizations sit
November 27, 2019
Jakarta – Indonesian Home Minister Tito Karnavian has suggested that nondemocratic countries are more economically well-off than democratic countries.
November 12, 2019
There is a worrying attitude emerging in Indonesia that the pursuit of economic development runs in conflict with democratic freedom, or is even a priority over it.
November 5, 2019
Jakarta – Civil freedoms under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo are seen as having declined.
September 27, 2019
William Gallo, Jakarta – Indonesia is seeing its largest protests in two decades, amid a wave of public anger at a proposed overhaul of the country's criminal code and a controversial
August 27, 2019
There is a growing anxiety among rights activists regarding the trajectory of Indonesia's democracy.
August 4, 2019
Deti Mega Purnamasari, Jakarta – Democracy in Indonesia has declined for the first time since the beginning of the reformasi era – the political reform process that began in 1998.
July 29, 2019
Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Indonesian Democracy Index, or IDI, improved slightly in 2018 from the year before, the Central Statistics Agency announced on Monday.