Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – A former officer in Indonesia's special forces has filed a complaint with the country's press council and police against prominent news magazine Tempo.
Freedom of Information & The Press
June 12, 2019
May 25, 2019
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – A local independent journalists association is condemning violence committed against journalists during post-election riots in Jakarta.
May 24, 2019
At least seven Indonesian journalists were reportedly attacked during post-election protests this week in Jakarta, prompting calls on authorities to investigate alleged press freedom v
May 23, 2019
Arie Dwi Satrio, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) have slammed the actions of both police as well as demonst
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on protesters and riot police who have been clashing for the past two days in the Indonesian capital, Jakarta, to respect the work of journalists.
Once again freedom of the press in Indonesia was marred as journalists were assaulted and threatened while reporting at the rally that turned into a riot around the Election Monitoring
May 22, 2019
Jakarta – Former Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono-era education and cultural affairs minister Muhammad Nuh has been appointed as the new chairman of the Press Council for the 2019-2022 term.
May 7, 2019
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Director of the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) Ade Wahyudin gave his response to the statement expressed by Coordinating Minister for Political, Le
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Press Council is demanding Coordinating Minister for Politics, Legal, and Security Affairs, Wiranto, clarify his remark on a threat to shut down media that helpi
May 3, 2019
Klojen (Surya Malang) – Journalists in the East Java city of Malang held a peaceful action at the Freedom Square to commemorate International Press Freedom Day on Friday May 3.
May 2, 2019
Eva Mazrieva, Washington DC – In mid-April Reporters Without Borders (RSF) released its annual report and world press freedom index.
April 25, 2019
Jakarta – The Jakarta administration has received a "red" average rating for its poor public information openness, according to a study conducted by the Alliance of Independent Journal
April 15, 2019
Jakarta – The deputy chairperson of Prabowo Subianto's Greater Indonesia Movement Party (Gerindra), Arief Poyuono, will report US independent journalist Allan Nairn to the police who h
April 12, 2019
Jakarta – A special task force authorized to take down all non-credible news portals was officially established on Friday after a long-standing plan.
April 10, 2019
Paul – The West Papua immigration office insists that it will take firm action against foreign journalists trying to cover the elections in West Papua.
April 9, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – Press agencies and legal aid organizations have formed the Journalist Safety Committee in the face of the rise in violence against journalists in Indonesia,
April 3, 2019
Bogor – Prosecutors demanded on Tuesday the death penalty for two of the three defendants who are standing trial at the Cibinong District Court for the murder of Abdullah "Dufi" Fithri
March 29, 2019
Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jakarta lambasted alleged assault conducted by infamous gang leader Hercules Rosario Marshal prior to his verdict hearing at the
February 28, 2019
Jakarta – More journalists have come forward to report intimidation and assault during the 212 Munajat prayer event on Feb. 21.
February 23, 2019
Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – The organizers of the 212 Munajat prayer have denied that journalists covering the event were assaulted by event participants, claiming the incidents were i
February 22, 2019
Gisela Swaragita, Jakarta – A group of journalists claim to have been intimidated and assaulted by members of an Islamist group while covering the 212 Munajat prayer event at the Natio
February 20, 2019
Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – Journalists and rights activists have condemned a defamation lawsuit against Fadli Aksar and Wiwid Abid Abadi, two Southeast Sulawesi journalists who wrote n
February 9, 2019
Dieqy Hasbi Widhana – National Press Day, which falls on February 9, is a day to remember the murder of Radar Bali journalists Anak Agung Gede Prabangsa in 2009.
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Surabaya – After mounting public protests, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has reversed the decision to commute the life sentence of I Nyoman Susrama, who was co
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Surabaya – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has received a Press Freedom Award for his administration's commitment to protect the freedom of the press at the peak