Budi Sutrisno, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has spoken out against a police report filed by an Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) politician against senior jo
Freedom of Information & The Press
May 30, 2020
May 29, 2020
A journalist from one of Indonesia's largest digital media companies, DetikCom received death threats following their coverage of Indonesian president Joko Widodo's plan to visit a sho
May 28, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) has urged the police to investigate the alleged doxing (dissemination of personal information) and intimid
May 20, 2020
Ivany Atina Arbi, Jakarta – The Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged the South Kalimantan Police to drop a defamation charge against a blogger who published articles about a land dispute
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) calls for the immediate release of a journalist held since 4 May in South Kalimantan province, in the far south of the Indonesian part of the island of
May 18, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian police in South Kalimantan province should drop criminal defamation charges against a blogger for articles in which he interviewed indigenous Dayak leaders abo
May 16, 2020
Jakarta – A journalist in Kotabaru, South Kalimantan, has been arrested and charged with spreading interethnic hatred in an article about a land conflict involving a plantation company
May 15, 2020
Dzulfiqar Fathur Rahman, Jakarta – The Association of Media Companies and Profession said Thursday that media companies might need a relief package to help with paper procurement and u
May 5, 2020
Eko Wahyudi, Jakarta – A work of journalism has yet again been subjected to the Electronic Information and Transactions Law (ITE Law) as the former editor in chief of local media start
The special crimes investigation directorate of South Kalimantan police arrested Diananta Putra Sumedi, former chief editor of local online media, banjarhits.id, despite the Indonesian
Jakarta – Former Banjarhits.id chief editor Diananta Putra has been detained at the South Kalimantan regional police (Polda Kalsel) detention centre since Monday May 4.
May 3, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – The COVID-19 outbreak may also threaten Indonesian journalists with unfair employment treatment and limitations placed on press freedom, the Legal Aid I
April 18, 2020
Pacific Media Watch – Reporters Without Borders (RSF) is alarmed to learn that Indonesia's police have been ordered to combat not only disinformation about the coronavirus pandemic but
April 16, 2020
Journalists in Timor Leste are facing pay cuts amid the Covid-19 outbreak.
April 9, 2020
The House of Representatives is due to pass the revised Criminal Code, which has been widely criticised for violating press freedom and access to information.
March 20, 2020
Protesters targeted the Indonesian magazine company, Tempo following the paper's publication on a politician allegedly involved with money laundering.
March 13, 2020
Tuti Nurkhomariyah, a journalist with RMOL Lampung, was verbally assaulted by Lampung's governor, Arinal Djunaidi, at a press conference on March 3.
February 27, 2020
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) continued voicing its objection against the draft of the omnibus law on job creation set by President Joko "Jok
February 19, 2020
Mohammad Sadli Saleh, the chief editor of Liputanpersada.com was arrested for publishing an article covering alleged corruption connected to road construction in Central Buton district
February 9, 2020
February 8, 2020
Jakarta – The press in Indonesia has long learned never to take its freedoms for granted.
Gemma Holliani Cahya, Jakarta – The Jakarta Post received two awards at the 2020 Indonesia Print Media Awards (IPMA) from the Union of Print Media Companies (SPS) in a National Press D
February 4, 2020
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Majalah Tempo won the 2019 Adinegoro Award for the category of in-depth reporting for a print mass media.
February 3, 2020
Joe Cochrane – Indonesia's arbitrary arrest and imprisonment of an American environmental journalist earlier this month, for the "crime" of attending a public legislative hearing on in