By Max Lane
By Max Lane
Twenty-two Asian and global civil society organizations have expressed concerns that proposed amendments to the Indonesian Criminal Code will negatively impact civic space and fundament
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The President of the Prosperous Justice Party (PKS), Ahmad Syaikhu, said Indonesia had been sliding toward authoritarianism in the past ten years.
Jakarta – This time will be a good opportunity for the nation to look back at what happened 25 years ago when the severe Asian financial crisis started to devastate Indonesia's economy
Manokwari, Jubi – Filep Wamafma, a lawmaker of the Regional Representatives Council from West Papua, regrets the increasingly closed democratic space in Papua, as seen by police action
Sofia Tomacruz, Manila – Nobel laureates Jose Ramos-Horta and Maria Ressa have called on Southeast Asians to fight for democracy and continue demanding human rights amid growing threats
Jakarta – Anyone wondering what a police state in Indonesia would look like must watch the video clips of last week's ugly scenes in Wadas, a village near the Central Java town of Purwo
Mirza Bagaskara, Jakarta – A number of experts believe President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has only focused on economic growth in his second term in office.
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo, or Jokowi, on Thursday's Summit for Democracy 2021 event that was held virtually, expressed Indonesia's commitment to advancing democracy
Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that democracy in Indonesia has slowly died over th
Joshua Kurlantzick – On the face of it, East Timor would not seem like the most natural place to have built a democracy ranked by Freedom House, in its 2021 edition of Freedom in the Wo
Lavinda – The national survey pollster Indonesia Political Indicator (IPI) has reported that the public's dissatisfaction with the state of democracy in Indonesia has grown in September
Maidina Rahmawati and Erasmus AT Napitupulu – Over the past few weeks, police and local governments have painted over at least three murals voicing public criticism about the government
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Fadhilah Fitri Primandari, Bandung – The Economist's Democracy Index for 2020 has confirmed that Indonesia's democracy is dwindling.
Jakarta – The Jokowi administration sets back democracy in Indonesia. Civil freedoms and the eradication of corruption are under threat.
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) executive director Damar Juniarto argues that the existence of a cyber policing unit by the National Polic
Jakarta – September 2019, and Veronica Koman was enjoying her final days in Australia.
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
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
Annie Sloman – The COVID-19 pandemic has not only had global health, economic and social impacts, it has also impacted on civic space.
Nicholas Ryan Aditya, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 351 cases of civil rights violations across the country in 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Emil Salim, Jakarta – The recently launched book "Democracy in Indonesia: From Stagnation to Regression" has grabbed the attention of many.
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
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.
Jakarta – West Papua province has again been recorded as having the worst democracy index.
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
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
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
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
Joe Cochrane – The coronavirus pandemic has been devastating for Indonesia's economy.
Fadhilah Fitri Primandari – The Covid-19 outbreak has once again exposed Indonesia's lack of preparedness to handle disasters and emergencies.
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
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
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
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 – 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
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,