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September 4, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Globe - September 4, 2019

Antara & Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – Police have identified a new suspect in the sporadic violence that has plagued several cities in Papua and West Papua over the past two weeks.

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Kompas.com - September 4, 2019

Devina Halim, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is of the view that the naming of Veronica Koman as a suspect could create fear among the public

September 3, 2019

News ›› Aceh ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - September 3, 2019

Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – A group that calls itself Victims of the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law Community (PAKU ITE) has urged the Aceh Police to stop the inve

September 2, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Reuters - September 2, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian police have banned violent demonstrations and speeches promoting separatism in the easternmost region of Papua, which had been rocked by protests for two weeks, it

August 27, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Radio New Zealand - August 27, 2019

Rights groups say an internet blackout in Indonesia's West Papua marks a dangerous violation of free speech protections.

July 31, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - July 31, 2019

Due to the highly ambiguous nature of Indonesia's Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), any legitimate criticism against the government or those in power could potentia

July 19, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Post - July 19, 2019

Jakarta – The Garuda Indonesia Workers Union [Sekarga] has revoked a police report it filed against YouTube content creators Rius Vernandes and Elwiyana Monica for posting a photo of a

July 17, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Sydney Morning Herald - July 17, 2019

James Massola, Jakarta – Garuda Indonesia's response to a critical video review has turned into an omnishambles. Now, two bloggers could be charged.

July 16, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - July 16, 2019

Rius Vernandes, a popular Indonesian travel vlogger, may be facing legal trouble for posting a viral photo of a handwritten menu from flag carrier Garuda Indonesia's business class, wi

July 11, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - July 11, 2019

Friski Riana, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Office Deputy V Jaleswari Pramodhawardani said the government would consider the urge to amend the law on electronic information and transact

July 8, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Bali - July 8, 2019

On Saturday, dozens of activists from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) who were holding a rally to commemorate the 21st anniversary of the Biak massacre in Denpasar clashed with local

July 6, 2019

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Teras Bali News - July 6, 2019

Denpasar – A commemoration of 21 years since the "Bloody Biak Tragedy" in West Papua by the Papua Student Alliance (AMP) in the Balinese provincial capital of Denpasar on Saturday July

News ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Riau Aktual - July 6, 2019

A demonstration by Papuan students in Bali commemorating 21 years since the "Bloody Biak Incident" was forcibly broken up by Tanjung Bungkak Village Balinese traditional security guard

July 3, 2019

News ›› East Timor ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Asia Pacific Report - July 3, 2019

Tempo Timor, Dili – Proposals to make defamation a crime in Timor-Leste have sparked public debate about a controversial law that could see people jailed for their opinions on popular

June 28, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - June 28, 2019

Jakarta – In commemorating its sixth anniversary, the Southeast Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) once again highlighted the Indonesian government's move of curbing people's acce

June 18, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - June 18, 2019

Indonesian authorities have taken some controversial steps to limit the rampant spread of hoaxes and fake news, such as temporarily limiting access to social media during last month's

May 8, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - May 8, 2019

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is urging Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs (Kemenko Polhukam)

May 7, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
CNN Indonesia - May 7, 2019

Jakarta – Indonesian Police Chief (Kapolri) General Tito Karnavian is threatening to use the maker (treason, subversion, sedition) articles to deal with mass movements or people's powe

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Detik News - May 7, 2019

Jakarta – The government's plan to form a national legal team to assess figures that violate the law following the April 17 presidential and legislative elections has attracted critici

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Tempo - May 7, 2019

Budiarti Utami Putri (Koran Tempo), Jakarta – The Democratic Party criticized the government's plan on forming a national legal team tasked to prevent any acts or attempts to delegitim

May 6, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Straits Times - May 6, 2019

Wahyudi Soeriaatmadja, Jakarta – Indonesia is to set up a national legal team to study verbal attacks, curses, hate speech and defamation made against the government or the general ele

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Jakarta Globe - May 6, 2019

Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The Indonesian government is threatening legal actions to stop anyone attempting to delegitimize the results of the official election count by the General Ele

April 24, 2019

Statements ›› West Papua ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal - April 24, 2019

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-005-2019

Dear Friends,

April 22, 2019

News ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Coconuts Jakarta - April 22, 2019

Despite President Joko Widodo clearly winning last Wednesday's election according to the quick count results (which continue to be backed up by the still ongoing real vote count), Prab

April 10, 2019

Statements ›› Indonesia ›› Freedom of Speech & Expression
Asian Human Rights Commission Urgent Appeal - April 10, 2019

Urgent Appeal Case: AHRC-UAC-004-2019

Dear Friends,