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August 27, 2019

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Indonesia at Melbourne - August 27, 2019

There is a growing anxiety among rights activists regarding the trajectory of Indonesia's democracy.

August 4, 2019

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Kompas.com - 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

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Jakarta Globe - 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

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Jakarta Post - 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

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Tempo - 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

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Kompas - 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

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Tempo - 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

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Tempo - May 14, 2019

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

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Merdeka - 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

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Tempo - 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

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The Conversation - 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.

April 4, 2019

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The Guardian - April 4, 2019

Kate Lamb, Jakarta – Five years ago he was south-east Asia's democratic poster boy, Indonesia's Obama. His face plastered across Time magazine with three words: A New Hope.

March 29, 2019

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Tempo - March 29, 2019

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The head of the Indonesian Institute of Sciences' (LIPI) research center, Firman Noor, revealed the ever-strengthening political oligarchy in Indonesia

January 24, 2019

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Jakarta Post - January 24, 2019

Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – Gadjah Mada University (UGM) plans to nominate Indonesia's two biggest Muslim organizations, Muhammadiyah and Nahdlatul Ulama (NU), to share the Nobel Pe

May 1, 2018

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Foreign Service Journal - May 1, 2018

Edmund McWilliams – With a population of more than 260 million and an economy that ranks tenth in the world, Indonesia appears destined to be one of the major international players of t

March 26, 2018

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Asia Times - March 26, 2018

John McBeth, Jakarta – Twenty years after the fall of president Suharto's authoritarian regime, Indonesians are waking up to the fact that new laws which have either been passed or are

March 10, 2018

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Tempo - March 10, 2018

Ahmad Faiz, Ibnu Sani, Bogor – President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) considers himself to be a democratic individual and denounces the allegation of being an authoritarian.

February 14, 2018

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New Mandala - February 14, 2018

Daniel Peterson – Late last month, The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) issued its 2017 Democracy Index report.

February 12, 2018

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Merdeka - February 12, 2018

Muhammad Genantan Saputra – Protesters calling themselves the Civil Society Alliance Against the Draft Criminal Code held a rally at the front gate of the House of Representatives (DPR)

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Voice of America - February 12, 2018

Krithika Varagur, Jakarta – Hundreds of activists protested outside Indonesia's House of Representatives building on Monday against proposed revisions to the nation's criminal code, whi

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Metro News - February 12, 2018

Jakarta (BM) – Protesters calling themselves the Civil Society Alliance Against the Draft Criminal Code (RUU KUHP) held a rally on Monday February 12 in front of the House of Representa

February 1, 2018

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Jakarta Globe - February 1, 2018

Anthony Furci, Jakarta – Indonesia's ranking in the 2017 Democracy Index, published on Wednesday (31/01) dropped 20 places to 68th, thanks to the highly divisive Jakarta gubernatorial e

October 20, 2017

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New Mandala - October 20, 2017

Vedi Hadiz – The past year or so has seen conspicuous setbacks to Indonesian democracy's capacity to protect many social rights, including of some of the more vulnerable members of soci

September 15, 2017

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Jakarta Post - September 15, 2017

Jakarta – Democracy in Jakarta was on the decline in 2016, hitting its lowest point in the past seven years, the city's Central Statistics Agency (BPS) says.

August 9, 2017

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Jakarta Post - August 9, 2017

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo reiterated his message on Wednesday that he would not go down the authoritarian path as the country's constitution had a checks-and-balance system that coul