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
Democracy & Civil Rights
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
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.
July 25, 2019
Jakarta – The Communications and Information Ministry has completed the personal data protection bill, pushing closer to a more stringent electronic data law in the country.
July 5, 2019
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The wiretapping draft bill (RUU) currently being formulated by legislators at the House of Representatives (DPR) prohibits wiretap recordings to be kept
June 16, 2019
Abba Gabrillin, Jakarta – A survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) has found that there has been a declining trend in democratic reforms, particularly following the May
May 14, 2019
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – The newly government-formed legal aid team is currently studying 13 suspected hate speech cases expressed by notable figures in Indonesia such as Kivlan Zen, Egg
Avit Hidayat, Jakarta – A civil society group will reportedly reject the decision of Coordinating Minister of Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs Wiranto upon forming a legal assista
May 11, 2019
Muhammad Genantan Saputra – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Commissioner Choirul Anam says that the national legal team formed by Coordinating Minister for Politics, Secu
May 8, 2019
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Wiranto clarified his plan to establish a national legal team tasked to study words, actions, and ideolog
May 7, 2019
Jimmy Daniel Berlianto Oley and Yudi Fajar M Wahyu – Is tolerance among different groups a prerequisite for democracy? Indonesia's case shows that it's not.