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April 2, 2024

Tribun News - April 2, 2024

Satia, Medan – An online journalist, Sukandi Ali, suffered serious injuries after being abducted from his home and assaulted by three Indonesian Navy (TNI AL) officers in North Maluku.

February 21, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2024

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo said on Tuesday that he took harsh criticism from the media in his stride and he respected the media's opposition to some of his political moves

February 11, 2024

Jakarta Post - February 11, 2024

Jakarta (Agencies) – Two of three presidential contenders pledged to protect press freedom in Indonesia at a weekend event that frontrunner Prabowo Subianto didn't attend.

February 9, 2024

Jakarta Globe - February 9, 2024

Antara, Jakarta – As Indonesia commemorates National Press Day leading up to the 2024 election, the press takes on a crucial role by providing accurate information, debunking hoaxes, an

February 8, 2024

Antara News - February 8, 2024

Makassar, South Sulawesi – Deputy Chief of the National Police (Polri), Commissioner General Agus Andrianto, stated that journalistic products from lawful press companies cannot be crim

November 7, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - November 7, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In Papua, the Press Freedom Index is quite low, with a rating of 64.01, lower than West Papua's index which is 68.22, says Hans Bisay, the chairman of the Indonesian Jo

November 1, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 1, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Foreign journalists facing restrictions when reporting in Papua is a significant factor impacting the state of journalism in the area.

October 27, 2023

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - October 27, 2023

On October 14, West Papuan journalist Victor Mambor was informed that the police investigation into an explosion outside his home in January had been terminated months prior.

October 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - October 9, 2023

Jakarta – In 1983, from an empty laundry warehouse, five rival media companies banded together to create an English-language daily, an experiment during the New Order era that some saw

October 8, 2023

Suara Papua - October 8, 2023

Yance Wenda, Jayapura – After being initiated in 2017, the Papua Journalists Association (AWP) was officially launched at the Maranatha Convent Hall in Waena, Jayapura City, Papua, on S

September 15, 2023

Asia Pacific Report - September 15, 2023

A Radio New Zealand Pacific journalist has alleged that an Indonesian official attempted to both bribe and intimidate him following an interview at the Melanesian Spearhead Group

September 12, 2023

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - September 12, 2023

A Radio New Zealand (RNZ) journalist has alleged that an Indonesian official attempted to both bribe and intimidate him following an interview at a recent meeting of a Melanesian

September 8, 2023

Kompas.com - September 8, 2023

Fika Nurul Ulya, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) has condemned the verbal intimidation against a journalist covering the 43rd ASEAN Summit (KTT ASEAN) which was h

Benar News - September 8, 2023

Ahmad Syamsudin, Jakarta – Indonesia's image as a free-press country got dinged this week when a Voice of America reporter traveling with the U.S.

September 6, 2023

VOA - September 6, 2023

Liam Scott, Washington – Indonesian security officials on Wednesday attempted to block a White House pool reporter from covering the summit between the United States and the Association

September 2, 2023

UCA News - September 2, 2023

Press freedom in Indonesia's predominantly Christian Papua province is now the worst in the Muslim-majority Southeast Asian nation, according to a recent survey.

August 31, 2023

Detik Jabar - August 31, 2023

Rifat Alhamidi, Bandung – Journalists from four organisations in Bandung, West Java (Jabar), held a demonstration at the Vanda Park on Thursday August 31.

Tempo - August 31, 2023

Anwar Siswadi, Jakarta – Around 50 journalists from four organizations, student press, residents, and artists staged a protest in front of the Bandung Metropolitan Police headquarters t

Java Post - August 31, 2023

Tazkia Royyan Hikmatiar – A 2023 Press Freedom Index (IKP) survey conducted by the Press Council found a significant decline compared to 2022, with the IKP dropping to 71.57 from 77.87

August 16, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 16, 2023

Front Row, Jakarta – Cinephiles converged upon The Jakarta Post Building last week for a series of movie screenings and discussions as the newspaper wrapped up the first of two w

August 15, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 15, 2023

Front Row, Jakarta – The fourth event of Media Matters took place on Friday to commemorate The Jakarta Post's 40th anniversary, featuring eminent speakers across two sessi

Jakarta Post - August 15, 2023

Front Row, Jakarta – As part of The Jakarta Post's 40th anniversary celebrations, the English-language daily is holding a series of Media Literacy bootcamps until Aug.

August 11, 2023

Radio New Zealand - August 11, 2023
Kelvin Anthony – News media in Indonesia act as "government loudspeakers" by advancing a one-sided narrative regarding the conflict in West Papua, a new study reveals.

The human rights a

August 9, 2023

Jakarta Post - August 9, 2023

Jakarta – To commemorate its 40th anniversary, The Jakarta Post is holding an exhibition called "Portraits of a Nation: Indonesia's Journey of Change and Resilience", which recou

July 31, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - July 31, 2023

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has not yet signed the planned presidential regulation on media sustainability, and it will only take effect later this year once he does, but i

July 28, 2023

July 27, 2023

Kompas.com - July 27, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Jakarta Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI) has condemned the acts of violence suffered by journalists during a Golkar Party Youth Movement event in Se

Tempo - July 27, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Metro Jaya Police Department have received a report on the harassment toward a national TV journalist covering a discussion held by Golkar Youth Generation (GMPG) in P

July 18, 2023

Tempo - July 18, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – State-Owned Enterprises or SOE Minister Erick Thohir and media company PT Tempo Inti Media Tbk agreed to settle the dispute over Tempo's podcast 'Boc

July 17, 2023

The Guardian - July 17, 2023

Natashya Gutierrez – Yolanda Agne, 23, was just months away from graduating in journalism at a university in Maluku province, Indonesia, when she was banned from finishing her studies.

July 14, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - July 14, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Press organizations in Papua, including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) of Jayapura City, the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) of Papua, and the I

July 11, 2023

Tempo - July 11, 2023

M. Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – News portal Tempo.co won KASAD Award 2023 for Gender Mainstreaming and Combating Radicalism categories.

May 22, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - May 22, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Unggul Sagena, the Head of the Internet Access Division at the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFENet), highlighted that activists and journalists in Pap

Human Rights Watch Statement - May 22, 2023

Jakarta – The Indonesian government should support the national Press Council's efforts to protect university media outlets and mediate their disputes with school authorities, Human Rig

May 8, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - May 8, 2023

Jakarta – Remembering the virtues of press freedom remains as relevant today as when the United Nations General Assembly declared in 1993 to mark May 3 as World Press Freedom Day.

April 26, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - April 26, 2023

Jakarta – Late last week, as millions of Indonesians traveled to their hometowns in the annual Idul Fitri mudik (exodus), this newspaper celebrated its 40th anniversary.

Jakarta Post - April 26, 2023

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – Looking back over 40 years of The Jakarta Post, each photograph captures the emotions behind the country's events and experiences.

April 24, 2023

UCA News - April 24, 2023

A journalist group has slammed a top police official in Indonesia's Catholic-majority Island of Flores for threatening a journalist with planned violence for his critical writings.

April 3, 2023

UCA News - April 3, 2023

The Working Group for the Safety of Papuan Land Journalists was launched on April 1 in Jayapura, the capital of Papua province, involving journalist organizations, indigenous people and

March 16, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - March 16, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Violence against the press in Papua continues to occur in early 2023.

March 3, 2023

Jakarta Post - March 3, 2023

Jakarta – The Press Council demanded on Friday that the government continue to give it the sole authority to oversee the media industry in the country including in the business of negot

February 9, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - February 9, 2023

Jakarta – As representatives from media companies, politicians and government officials including President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gather in Medan, North Sumatra, on Thursday to celebrate

Tempo - February 9, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in commemoration of the 2023 National Press Day in North Sumatra acknowledged that his presidential status is the result of his

February 1, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - February 1, 2023

Jakarta, Jubi – Victor Mambor, a journalist born in Muara Enim, Sumatra, the chief editor of Papuan newspaper Jubi who often covers discrimination against indigenous Papuans, received t

January 26, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - January 26, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Intimidation and terror are still being experienced by journalists in Papua.

January 24, 2023

International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) Statement - January 24, 2023

Veteran journalist and former regional AJI head Victor Mambor has reported the detonation of an explosive device outside his home on the morning of January 23, 2022.

CNN Indonesia - January 24, 2023

Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist and editor of the news website Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor, says that yesterday's bomb explosion next to his home in Jayapura was not the first act of

Tabloid Jubi - January 24, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City Police are investigating the explosion on Monday morning, January 23, 2023 at the Bak Air Complex, Jl.

Pacific Media Watch - January 24, 2023

Dandy Koswaraputra and Pizaro Gozali Idrus – A veteran journalist known for covering rights abuses in Indonesia's militarised Papua region says a bomb exploded outside his home yesterda

Tempo - January 24, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – Jayapura Resort Police launched an investigation into the bomb attack that occurred near the house of senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor, on Monday, January 23, 20