Jayapura, Jubi – Violence against the press in Papua continues to occur in early 2023.
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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
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
Jakarta – As representatives from media companies, politicians and government officials including President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gather in Medan, North Sumatra, on Thursday to celebrate
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
Jayapura, Jubi – Intimidation and terror are still being experienced by journalists in Papua.
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
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.
Jakarta – Senior Papuan journalist Victor Mambor suspects that yesterday's bomb attack next to his house in Jayapura on Monday January 23 was linked to several reports published over th
Although no one was injured in the blast near Victors home on Monday (around 4.00 am), Victor reports that the low-powered explosion "was so loud that my house shook like there was an e
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
Jayapura, Jubi – Jayapura City Police are investigating the explosion on Monday morning, January 23, 2023 at the Bak Air Complex, Jl.
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities must thoroughly and swiftly investigate the recent attack on Papuan journalist Victor Mambor's home and hold those responsible to account, the Committee
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
January 23, 2023
Dandy Koswaraputra and Pizaro Gozali Idrus – A senior journalist who often covers human rights violations in Papua says that a bomb exploded near his home on Monday.
January 20, 2023
Antara, Jakarta – The Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDIP) board of directors consulted with the Press Council on Thursday as they plan to submit a complaint against three mas
January 17, 2023
Jayapura, Jubi – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has launched a security report of journalists in Indonesia throughout 2022, which says journalists are in a less safe situ
December 30, 2022
Jakarta – Saying that the financial distress faced by Indonesia's media industry has reached a disastrous level, Vice President Ma'ruf Amin called for global tech giants to strike a fai
December 17, 2022
December 12, 2022
December 8, 2022
The Indonesian government has passed a controversial new Criminal Code that seriously violates international human rights standards and will effectively curtail freedom of expression an
December 7, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – The journalist community in Jayapura City took to the street calling for the postponement of the ratification of the Criminal Code Draft Law (RKUHP) on Monday, December
December 6, 2022
Nabila Nurshafira, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) on Monday protested against the passing of what they deem as principally troublesome provisions in the Crimina
December 5, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Senior Papuan journalist and chief editor of Jubi, Victor Mambor, said Papuan students should start writing about Papua's conflict as clear writing was important in the
October 27, 2022
Jakarta – The Press Council says that the digital attacks experienced by several online mass media sites recently are a form of censorship.
October 25, 2022
Two journalists have been summoned by the National Police of Timor-Leste (PNTL) after publishing two articles on a minister's request to dismiss Gastao Pereira, the Director of Internal
October 11, 2022
Jakarta – The Narrative Advocacy Team has handed over a petition calling for a full investigation into the recent hacking of Narrative Media staff social media accounts to the President
Riani Sanusi Putri, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, the Press Legal Aid (LBH), and SAFEnet on Monday handed over an online petition – signed by more t
September 29, 2022
Jakarta – The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has initiated an online petition urging national police chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo to fully investigate the co
September 28, 2022
Fikri Harish, Jakarta – Advocates have deplored a series of wide-ranging and coordinated cyberattacks against journalists and employees of the media company Narasi and have urged the po
September 7, 2022
Multiple journalists have been harassed and intimidated for their coverage of fuel smuggling in Mataram in the West Nusa Tenggara province.
September 4, 2022
The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has identified 19 articles in the draft criminal code of Indonesia that could criminalize the work of journalists.
September 2, 2022
Pacific Media Watch – The co-founder of Tabloid Jubi, Victor Mambor has been presented with the 2022 Udin Award from Indonesia's Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) during the org
August 26, 2022
Sofie Syarief – The emergence of digital media has not resulted in more diversity in ownership control and editorial content in Indonesia's media industry.
August 24, 2022
Liam Scott – New regulations and revisions introduced in Indonesia this summer will likely have a devastating impact on freedom of expression for all Indonesians, experts say, with the
August 21, 2022
Huyogo Simbolon, Bandung – The Bandung branch of the Independent Journalists Association (AJI) believes that there are still a number of catch all articles in the latest version of the
August 13, 2022
Kyle Delbyck – Journalist Muhammad Asrul is awaiting word from Indonesia's Supreme Court about whether he will spend further time behind bars for reporting on corruption issues.
August 11, 2022
Jakarta, Jubi – The chief editor of Jubi who is also the former chairman of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Jayapura, Victor Mambor, received the Udin Award at the 28th an
August 9, 2022
Ryan Dagur – A native Papuan journalist known for reporting on human rights issues has been awarded the press freedom award by an Indonesian journalists' organization.
July 27, 2022
The Indonesian government will begin blocking private electronic systems operators that fail to register their platforms by July 27, despite concerns from members of civil society that
Bangkok – Authorities in East Timor should drop their investigation into journalist Raimundos Oki and stop using legal threats to curb independent reporting, the Committee to Protect Jo
July 22, 2022
A global media watchdog has urged Timor-Leste to drop charges against a journalist accused of violating judicial confidentiality by publishing reports questioning the virginity tests of
Three men attempted to intimidate a journalist at his house in Tamiang Layang, Central Kalimantan, on July 17, allegedly for his coverage of sexual harassment by a local official.
July 21, 2022
Bangkok – Indonesian authorities should investigate a series of incidents of harassment and intimidation against local journalists, identify and bring the relevant perpetrators to justi
July 20, 2022
Anything concerning the Catholic Church is extremely sensitive in Timor-Leste, as Raimundos Oki, the editor of The Oekusi Post website can confirm, reports the Paris-based global media
July 19, 2022
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls on Timor-Leste's authorities to put the public interest first by dropping charges against a journalist accused of violating judicial confidentialit
July 15, 2022
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) have slammed allegations of police intimidation a
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Press Council Chairperson Azyumardi Azra says that a media which broadcasts communist, Marxist and Leninist ideas could be subject to imprisonment.
Sirwan Kajjo, Dili – In a deeply Catholic country, accusations that an American priest abused dozens of children at an orphanage stunned many in East Timor.
July 12, 2022
Andreas Harsono – One would hope that an educational institution that learned of sexual assaults on campus would focus on holding perpetrators accountable and preventing further inciden