Jakarta – September 2019, and Veronica Koman was enjoying her final days in Australia.
Democracy & Civil Rights
February 19, 2021
February 18, 2021
Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Commissioner Choirul Anam says that the move by Yogyakarta (DIY) Governor Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwono X to restrict demonstrations
February 17, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – In response to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement on the idea of revising the Law on Information and Electronic Transactions or ITE Law, the human rights
February 8, 2021
Annie Sloman – The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had global health, economic and social impacts, it has also impacted on civic space.
January 26, 2021
Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 351 cases of civil rights violations across the country in 2020.
November 24, 2020
Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) researcher Lucius Karus has highlighted Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electroni
November 17, 2020
Sania Mashabi, Jakarta – The Institute of Research, Education and Information of Social and Economic Affairs (LP3ES) says that democracy in Indonesia is experiencing a retreat, which ha
November 12, 2020
Friski Riana, Jakarta – A legal expert from Al-Azhar University, Suparji Ahmad, argued that the existence of the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (ITE Law) hampers the democra
October 26, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – Civil liberties in the world's third largest democracy are in jeopardy, according to the latest study by pollster Indikator Politik Indonesia, amid public
October 25, 2020
Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – As many as 36 percent of respondents say that Indonesia has become less democratic according to the results of a national survey by Indonesian Political
October 20, 2020
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Executive Director of Amnesty International Indonesia, Usman Hamid, opined that after one year of Joko Widodo or Jokowi-Ma'ruf Amin's governance, the qua
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The first year of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin's administration was marked by continued democratic decline, the Commissi
October 19, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Asfinawati has cited a number of symptoms showing a rise in authoritarianism over the first year of President Joko "Jokowi"
Marchio Irfan Gorbiano, Jakarta – Democratic and Islamic values are intrinsically aligned in Muslim-majority Indonesia, experts and activists have said, amid growing concerns about a ri
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Commissioner Fatia Maulidiyanti says that that they recorded 158 cases of violations aga
September 28, 2020
Emil Salim, Jakarta – The recently launched book "Democracy in Indonesia: From Stagnation to Regression" has grabbed the attention of many.
September 5, 2020
Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD says that democracy, which has developed rapidly in the public realm, has resulted
August 4, 2020
Nina Loasana, Jakarta – Indonesia scored 74.92 points out of 100 in the 2019 democracy index, up by 2.53 points from the previous year, Statistics Indonesia (BPS) reported on Tuesday.
August 3, 2020
Jakarta – West Papua province has again been recorded as having the worst democracy index.
July 13, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – An article in the controversial omnibus bill on job creation that broadens the scope of the National Police's authority has raised concerns among activi
July 1, 2020
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
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