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June 15, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 15, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – Four protesters who took part in the commemoration of Mako Tabuni's death, which took place at Waena 3 Housing in Jayapura City on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, were injured

June 10, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 10, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – As of Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 8 p.m.

June 9, 2022

Tabloid JUBI - June 9, 2022

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan People's Petition protesters who rallied in Makassar City, South Sulawesi, to reject the establishment of new autonomous regions in Papua and Papua's Special

June 7, 2022

Jakarta Post - June 7, 2022

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has called out the government for excessive use of force in Papua last week against protesters who were rallying against Jakarta's p

June 3, 2022

Kompas.com - June 3, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that as of Friday evening, June 3, at least 20 people had been injured as a result of police violence in dealing w

CNN Indonesia - June 3, 2022

Jakarta – Two students were reportedly injured today when they were blocked by police during a long-march in the provincial capital of Jayapura opposing new autonomous regions (DOB) in

Kompas.com - June 3, 2022

Sorong Maichel (contributor), Sorong – Police were forced to break up a demonstration opposing the creation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua which was held at the Sorong city Re

May 20, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 20, 2022

Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay says that demonstrations or protest actions are regulated under Law Number 9/1998 on the Freedom to Convey an Opinion.

May 18, 2022

CNN Indonesia - May 18, 2022

Jakarta – The University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) believes that the state has been acting repressively against indigenous Papuans protesting against the creation

May 10, 2022

Agence France-Presse - May 10, 2022

Jayapura (Indonesia) – Indonesian police used water cannon against protesters in the province of Papua on Tuesday, after thousands came out to oppose plans to for a major redistricting

April 7, 2022

UCA News - April 7, 2022

Siktus Harson, Jakarta – Tensions between an Indonesian minister and rights activists over claims his mining business is stoking conflict in Papua have entered a new phase.

March 11, 2022

Tempo - March 11, 2022

Hamdan Cholifudin Ismail, Jakarta – The student demonstration against the expansion of the Papua province staged in front of the Home Affairs Ministry's building this afternoon was marr

March 1, 2022

JPNN Bali - March 1, 2022

Denpasar – Plans by Ukrainian nationals in Bali to hold a solidarity action against the Russian invasion at the Renon Square in the Balinese provincial capital of Denpasar on the aftern

CNN Indonesia - March 1, 2022

Denpasar – The head of the Balinese Justice and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk, has stated that they will deport foreign nationals involved in protest actions against the Rus

January 22, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 22, 2022

Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti claims that they along with their lawyers and human rights activist Haris Azhar

January 18, 2022

Kompas.com - January 18, 2022

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Deputy Coordinator Rivanlee Anandar believes that the police's attempt to forcibly bring ac

CNN Indonesia - January 18, 2022

Jakarta – The Metro Jaya regional police summons for two human rights activists, Lokataru Foundation Executive Director Haris Azhar and Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Vio

December 15, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 15, 2021

Proponents of freedom of speech celebrated a rare victory against the tool of oppression that is the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), after the Surabaya District Co

December 10, 2021

Tempo - December 10, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko Jokowi Widodo acknowledged public concerns about the limitation of the freedom of expression following the presence of the Electronic Information

December 9, 2021

CNN Indonesia - December 9, 2021

Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (Safenet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto has revealed that digital attacks, primarily against activists, increased on 2020-2021

December 3, 2021

Tempo - December 3, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a meeting with regional unit heads on Friday lamented the dropping freedom of expression index in a Statistics Indonesia (BPS) s

December 1, 2021

Beritabeta.com - December 1, 2021

Ambon – A demonstration by scores of Papuan students commemorating 60 years of West Papua independence in the city of Ambon, Maluku province on Wednesday December 1, ended in chaos afte

November 19, 2021

Global Voices - November 19, 2021

Sydney Allen – Indonesian environmentalists were embroiled in conflict this week after the Legal Mafia Eradication Committee, led by Secretary Husin Shahab, reported two Greenpeace Indo

November 18, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 18, 2021

Jakarta – A coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) believes that the government is anti-criticism because it often responds to criticism with threats of criminalisation and au

November 17, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 17, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has threatened to audit non-government organisations (NGOs) after accusing them

November 15, 2021

UCA News - November 15, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia has accused a government agency of undermining democratic principles by reporting it to police for criticizing a speech made by President Jo

Tempo - November 15, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Asep Komarudin said his side is ready to face a police report filed by the Cyber Indonesia forum for criticizing President

Coconuts Jakarta - November 15, 2021

Update: The Jakarta Metro Police on Monday said the complaint against Greenpeace Indonesia has been withdrawn as the plaintiff did not wish for the issue to be politicized.

Kompas.com - November 15, 2021

Haryanti Puspa Sari, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia global forest campaign head Kiki Taufik says they regret that their criticisms of the data on deforestation conveyed in President Jok

November 14, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 14, 2021

Jakarta – The secretary general of the Legal Mafia Eradication Committee, Husin Shahab, has reported two Greenpeace activists to the Jakarta Metro Jaya regional police using the Informa

November 12, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 12, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that the government will audit non-government organisations (NGOs) in Indonesia.

November 11, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Mulawarman University (Unmul) coalition of lecturers has defended the Student Executive Council (BEM) at their campus after they launched a satirical criticism of a visit

October 13, 2021

Tempo - October 13, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – A Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Nasir Djamil in a virtual discussion on Tuesday advised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to show his commitment in fixi

October 10, 2021

Tempo - October 10, 2021

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Saiful Mahdi, Lecturer from Syah Kuala University in Aceh, hoped that any ambiguous articles in the Information and Electronic Transaction Law ("ITE Law") to be

October 8, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - October 8, 2021

Yogi Bratajaya and Yassar Aulia – Late last month, Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan launched legal action against human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiya

October 6, 2021

Straits Times - October 6, 2021

Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has agreed to pardon an academic jailed last month for defamation under a controversial internet law, a minister said, following an

October 1, 2021

Kompas.com - October 1, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Papua Advocacy Team says that the police committed acts of violence and sexual harassment when they broke up a protest action and arrested 17 people

September 27, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 27, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that freedom of expression is indeed allowed but he warned that it should not create pro

September 24, 2021

September 23, 2021

Kompas.com - September 23, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The criminal lawsuit filed against human rights activists Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar for alleged defamation is seen as a retreat for democracy.

Tempo - September 23, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The civil coalition for ITE Law revision condemned the police criminal and civil report filed by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investmen

September 22, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 22, 2021

Jakarta – Two human rights activists, Veronica Koman and Usman Hamid, have criticized a move by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (LBP),

Jakarta Globe - September 22, 2021

Heru Andriyanto, Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan lodged a defamation complaint against rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti

Coconuts Jakarta - September 22, 2021

Top Indonesian minister Luhut Pandjaitan is on course to go head-to-head in court with two renowned human rights activists, after they alleged the politician to have direct involvement

September 19, 2021

Kompas.com - September 19, 2021

Penulis Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – As many as 38 academics from Australia sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday September 16 requesting that he give amnesty to jailed

Kompas.com - September 19, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Parameter Politic Indonesia Executive Director Adi Prayitno says that summoning poultry farmer Suroto to the Palace to meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is

September 17, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 17, 2021

Jakarta – Street artists have loudly condemned a mural contest festival to be organised by the Indonesian police (Polri) saying that it is a waste of time and absolutely does not show t

UCA News - September 17, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Indonesian police have issued a new set of guidelines on how protests should be handled following criticism that officers use excessive force against demonst

September 16, 2021

TAPOL Press Release - September 16, 2021

London – Peaceful demonstrators, student activists, West Papuan and Indonesian political activist groups, human rights lawyers and defenders and individual civilians experienced extreme

September 15, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 15, 2021

Herlambang P Wiratraman – Saiful Mahdi, a lecturer from Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) in Banda Aceh, is the latest casualty of the Law on Electronic Information and Transactions (the