Michael Andrew – For the past three weeks a wave of violent protest has been spreading across West Papua and Indonesia.
Freedom of Information & The Press
September 11, 2019
September 2, 2019
Antara & Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – An association of Indonesian journalists has asked the government to reconsider a Criminal Code bill which if passed could be used to persecute anyon
Ika Karlina Idris, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has blocked internet access as they deployed security forces to its easternmost provinces following days of violent protests ther
August 29, 2019
Karina M. Tehusijarana, Jakarta – YouTube has blocked a satirical video about West Papua from being viewed in Indonesia following a "legal complaint from the government".
Andreas Harsono – In early January 2016, journalists in the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta chatted about a doctor who had left her husband, moving to Kalimantan Island and joining a bac
August 26, 2019
Following the government-led internet shutdown in Indonesia's eastern provinces of Papua and West Papua a journalist has been doxxed and harassed online.
August 25, 2019
Maddy Eagan – Following days of unrest, the Indonesian government blocked internet access on August 22nd in the provinces of Papua and West Papua (known collectively as West Papua).
August 24, 2019
Gemma Holliani Cahya and Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Papua is widely known for its poor telephone and internet network, and coupled with challenging geographical terrain, it is a diffic
Paris (Reporters Without Borders/Pacific Media Watch) – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) has called for an immediate end to a two-day-old internet blackout in West Papua, where Indonesi
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – West Papua journalist Victor Mambor claims he has faced intimidation and harassment for reporting on the internet blackout sanctioned by the government amid
August 23, 2019
Michael Andrew – The Indonesian media is contributing to resentment and racism toward Papuans, according to a human rights researcher and former journalist.
Following riots and demonstrations in Papua and West Papua, the internet has been blocked in Indonesia's eastern most provinces since Wednesday, August 21.
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – Chairman of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, Abdul Manan, condemned the internet block applied in Papua and West Papua by the government
Ika Karlina Idris – The Indonesian government has blocked internet access as they deployed security forces to its easternmost provinces following days of violent protests there.
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – The Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) urges Communication and Informatics Ministry (Kominfo) to immediately lift the internet blocking policy as it h
August 20, 2019
Bambang Muryanto, Yogyakarta – Gadjah Mada University's (UGM) rectorate has forced Balairung student magazine to remove a report on agrarian conflict entitled "Fighting Against Depriva
August 16, 2019
Pebriansyah Ariefana – Police intimidated and assaulted journalists covering a labour rally in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on the afternoon of Frida
August 15, 2019
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – A trial pitting student journalists and the top official of a government-run university official in this northern city has begun, in what is seen a
August 14, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Medan Administrative Court (PTUN) on Wednesday held the first hearing over a lawsuit against the North Sumatra University (USU) rector filed by students on
August 9, 2019
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – In a bid to give foreign media access to reporting about Papua, the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) has planned to bring several foreign journalist
August 5, 2019
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) says that there has been 26 cases of alleged violence against journalists reported to police in 2019 but
August 2, 2019
Indonesian journalist Asnawi Luwi's house was burned down, followed by an arson attack at the office of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) two days later in what is believed
July 31, 2019
Ichsan Emrald Alamsyah, Jakarta – Research, Technology and Higher Education Minister Mohamad Nasir says that it is acceptable to discuss ideas such as Marxism and an Islamic caliphate
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Minister of Research, Technology, and Higher Education Mohammad Nasir spoke about giving college students leniency to discuss contended ideals such as Marxis