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July 5, 2024

CNN Indonesia - July 5, 2024

Makassar – Police have admitted to seizing Free Papua Organisation (OPM) flags from a Papua student dormitory in Makassar, South Sulawesi.

May 23, 2024

CIVICUS Press Release - May 23, 2024

A global civil society alliance was disturbed by reports that a civil society forum on water rights in Bali has been disrupted with activists and organisers facing harassment and intimi

UCA News - May 23, 2024

Global rights group CIVICUS Monitor has condemned reported disruption of a civil society forum event on water rights and alleged harassment and intimidation of activists and organizers

May 22, 2024

Detik Bali - May 22, 2024

I Wayan Sui Suadnyana, Denpasar – The Balinese music group Navicula has cancelled a planned performance at the Water Vaganza event, part of the 10th World Water Forum (WWF) being held i

Tempo - May 22, 2024

Andi Adam Faturahman and Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The People's Water Forum 2024 in Bali was forcibly disbanded, and participants were intimidated by dozens of people claiming to be

May 21, 2024

CNN Indonesia - May 21, 2024

Bali – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has condemned the repressive actions and the forced closure of the People's Water Forum (PWF) in Bali.

CNN Indonesia - May 21, 2024

Jakarta – The Denpasar Democracy Forum has condemned the Balinese regional police for allowing the People's Water Forum (PWF) in Bali to be forcibly closed down by an ormas (social or m

April 5, 2024

Suara Papua - April 5, 2024

Jayapura – Peaceful demonstrations by the Meepago people in Nabire, the capital of Central Papua province, on the morning of Friday April 5, were forcibly broken up by officers from the

April 3, 2024

Asia Pacific Report - April 3, 2024

An Australian West Papuan solidarity group has condemned a brutal crackdown by Indonesian police against student protesters demonstrating against torture by the security forces.

Human Rights Monitor - April 3, 2024

The Papuan Student and Peoples Front Against Militarism (FMRPAM) called for peaceful protests against the militarisation in West Papua in various areas across the Jayapura Regency and J

March 22, 2024

UCA News - March 22, 2024

Indonesia has revoked three controversial laws on defamation which are often been used against dissenters and rights activists in the Muslim-majority nation.

January 19, 2024

Tempo - January 19, 2024

Jakarta – The government and the DPR are retaining the flexible provisions in the revised ITE Law. This is an increasing threat to freedom of expression.

January 5, 2024

Tempo - January 5, 2024

Daniel A. Fajri, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi signed the second revision of the Electronic Information and Transactions Law or ITE Law on Jan. 2, 2024.

Jawa Pos - January 5, 2024

Muhammad Ridwan – On Tuesday January 2, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo signed Law Number 1/2024 on the Second Amendment to Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transactions

January 4, 2024

Jakarta Globe - January 4, 2024

Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has signed amendments to the law governing electronic transactions and information.

December 21, 2023

Tempo - December 21, 2023

Adil Al Hasan, Jakarta – Presidential candidate number 3 Ganjar Pranowo assessed that signs of a new order have lately emerged since people's freedom of expression has been curtailed.

December 19, 2023

December 17, 2023

Global Voices - December 17, 2023

Mong Palatino – Indonesia's parliament amended the Electronic Information and Transactions Law (ITE law) on December 5 amid the concerns raised by media and civil society groups that it

December 15, 2023

Media Indonesia - December 15, 2023

University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) Chairperson Melki Sedek Huang says he was shocked by the statement by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in which he said that fre

December 14, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - December 14, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Emanuel Gobay, the Director of the Papua Legal Aid Institute (LBH Papua), called for law enforcement against officers involved in police brutality against the people wh

Tabloid Jubi - December 14, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Frits Ramandey, the Head of the Papua Office of the National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM Papua), highlighted the consistent stifling of citizens' freedoms by

Tabloid Jubi - December 14, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Thomas Ch Syufi, the Executive Director of the Papuan Observatory for Human Rights (POHR), has condemned the dispersal of the World Human Rights Day rally in Papua on D

December 7, 2023

CNN Indonesia - December 7, 2023

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that the alleged police intimidation of artist Butet Kartaredjasa brings back memories of the New Order (Or

December 6, 2023

Jakarta Post Editorial - December 6, 2023

With the policymakers having wrapped up their deliberations on the second revision to the Electronic Information and Transaction (ITE) Law without meaningful public consultation, we wil

December 5, 2023

Kompas.id - December 5, 2023

Denty Piawai Nastitie, Jakarta – Criticism from civil society groups has accompanied agreement by the House of Representatives (DPR) to ratify revisions to the Information and Electroni

Reuters - December 5, 2023

Jakarta – Indonesia's parliament on Tuesday passed a revision to its internet law, softening articles that critics said have been used to stifle government opposition.

November 21, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - November 21, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Several civil coalitions expressed dismay over the apprehension of 20 individuals associated with the South Papua People's Student Alliance (AMPERA PS) by Merauke Polic

Tabloid Jubi - November 21, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In Merauke Regency of South Papua Province, the local police disbanded a peaceful rally on Saturday (18/12/2023), detaining 20 demonstrators who were advocating for the

October 6, 2023

Tempo - October 6, 2023

Han Revanda Putra, Jakarta – The police dispersed Greenpeace Indonesia's oligarchy monster action at the HI Roundabout in Central Jakarta today, October 6.

CNN Indonesia - October 6, 2023

Jakarta – A protest action by Greenpeace activists at the Hotel Indonesia (HI) traffic circle in Central Jakarta using a giant "oligarchy monster" was broken up by police on Friday Octo

September 20, 2023

UCA News - September 20, 2023

Police in Indonesia's Christian-majority East Nusa Tenggara province have charged a Catholic man under the country's controversial Information and Electronic Transactions law for defami

August 11, 2023

Tempo - August 11, 2023

Antara, Jakarta – The National Police received more reports on the alleged fake news (hoax) spread by the political observer Rocky Gerung.

August 8, 2023

CNN Indonesia - August 8, 2023

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that as many as 967 people have been arrested for articulating their views in the public doma

August 3, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - August 3, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – Three Papuan students from Mataram University were banned from taking photos and escorted off the campus area after they were spotted holding the Morning Star posters a

July 12, 2023

KBR - July 12, 2023

Wahyu Setiawan, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition says that the revisions to the Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) Law are undemocratic.

July 5, 2023

Jakarta Post - July 5, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Lawmakers are trying to water down a number of problematic provisions in the 2016 Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law that have often been used to cri

June 5, 2023

Tempo - June 5, 2023

Eka Yudha Saputra, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister of Politics, Law, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD on Monday announced on his Twitter account that he will help assist a Junior H

May 17, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - May 17, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – In a recent online discussion on "Status and Trends of Freedom of Expression, Assembly, and Digital Rights in West Papua", Esther Haluk, a women's rights activist from

May 5, 2023

Tabloid JUBI - May 5, 2023

Timika, Jubi – The Pusaka Bentala Rakyat Foundation (Pusaka) has released a report titled "Dong Penjarakan Tong Pu Suara dan Pikiran" (They Silence Us), highlighting 26 cases of alleged

April 19, 2023

Jakarta Post - April 19, 2023

Nur Janti, Jakarta – Lampung Governor Arinal Djunaidi has become embroiled in controversy over his alleged response to a student who criticized poor infrastructure in the region on the

April 18, 2023

Tempo - April 18, 2023

Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Law and Human Rights Ministry's director general of human rights Dhahana Putra on Tuesday openly criticized Lampung Governor Arinal Djunaidi who reportedl

Coconuts Jakarta - April 18, 2023

Bima Yudho Saputro, an Indonesian student in Sydney, may breathe a sigh of relief after police announced that they found no criminal defamation intent in his criticism of his hometown o

April 13, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - April 13, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The police on Tuesday, April 11, 2023, dispersed a silent protest demanding the release of Viktor Yeimo before the Jayapura District Court.

April 7, 2023

CNN Indonesia - April 7, 2023

Makassar – A demonstration by Papuan students commemorating 56 years of PT Freeport Indonesia in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar on April 7 was broken up by the Indone

April 4, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - April 4, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The peaceful expression of Papuan students in Bali has again been repressed.

April 3, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - April 3, 2023

Jayapura, Jubi – The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Bali City on Saturday, April 1, 2023, failed to hold a peaceful protest after it was blocked and attacked by the Patriot Garuda Nus

Detik Bali - April 3, 2023

Aryo Mahendro, Denpasar – The Bali Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) has slammed the attitude of the police for allowing a clash to occur between the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Bali and the

Asia Pacific Report - April 3, 2023

The Australia West Papua Association has condemned an Indonesian crackdown on a peaceful Papua self-determination rally in Bali at the weekend after a militant nationalist group targete

Australian West Papua Association (AWPA) Statement - April 3, 2023

The Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Bali City held a rally on April the first, calling on the Indonesian government to hold a referendum for self-determination for the Papuan people.

April 2, 2023

Bali Express - April 2, 2023

I Dewa Gede Rastana, Denpasar – A clash broke out between the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) Bali committee, which was intending to hold a demonstration articulating the issue of human r