Alya Nurbaiti, Jakarta – Yogyakarta's Gadjah Mada University (UGM) has canceled a planned online discussion about the constitutional mechanism for removing a president from office afte
Freedom of Speech & Expression
May 31, 2020
May 29, 2020
Antara, Jakarta – Two members of the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in Timika, Papua, have reportedly been arrested by local police over alleged slanders the two made in a recent
May 11, 2020
A West Papuan church leader says he has support of local Christian churches over his right to speak about violence in the region.
May 2, 2020
Jakarta – The government is appearing increasingly authoritarian during this Covid-19 pandemic. This could damage its credibility.
May 1, 2020
Johnny Blades – A West Papuan church leader has been 'invited' by Indonesian police to 'clarify' an article he wrote about a shooting incident in which a New Zealander was killed.
April 27, 2020
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition from the Indonesian People's Faction (FRI) is asking the government to evaluate the performance of the police during the corona virus (Covid-19) e
April 26, 2020
April 6, 2020
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police Headquarters (Mabes Polri) has officially issued a telegram containing law-enforcement guidelines in handling criminal activities
Ghina Ghaliya, Jakarta – The National Police have decided to step up social media monitoring to conduct sweeping against what they deem to be slanders against the ruling government in
February 9, 2020
Jakarta – Surabaya Mayor Tri "Risma" Rismaharini has retracted a police report she had filed against Zikria Dzatil, a homemaker in Bogor, West Java, for allegedly comparing her to a fr
February 5, 2020
Jakarta – Surabaya Mayor Tri Rismaharini has revealed that she was the one who reported Zikria Dzatil, a homemaker who was arrested for calling Risma a "female frog" in a Facebook post
February 4, 2020
Wahyoe Boediwardhana, Surabaya, East Java – Zikria Dzatil – a homemaker and mother of three in Bogor, West Java – had not thought much of a Facebook status she casually posted almost a
January 15, 2020
Indonesia's controversial Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) is so far-reaching in its application that one ongoing lawsuit is serving as a reminder not to publicly c
January 8, 2020
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan, North Sumatra – A 29-year-old resident of North Sumatra, Febi Nur Amelia, has been charged with defamation for attempting to ask for her money back from Fitrian
December 6, 2019
Jakarta – The State Palace has warned critics of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to be careful when throwing criticism at the President, saying that criticism was not the same as slande
December 5, 2019
Halida Bunga, Jakarta – Lecturer and government critic Rocky Gerung said his criticism belittling President Jokowi's understanding of the Pancasila (five state ideologies) is his right
November 27, 2019
Ghina Ghaliya, Kharishar Kahfi, and Devina Heriyanto, Jakarta – The joint decree, issued on Nov.
November 25, 2019
Usman Hamid – More and more people are falling victim to Indonesia's Information Law, which is notorious for being used to criminalise political dissidents.
November 4, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) says that civil freedoms under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo have tended to worsen.
November 2, 2019
Jakarta – University of Indonesia (UI) lecturer Ade Armando has been reported to the police for allegedly circulating an insulting meme of Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan on Facebook.
October 30, 2019
Jakarta – A student discussion scrutinizing President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration at Udayana University in Bali has been dispersed by the campus' authority on the grounds the
October 27, 2019
The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) recorded 78 cases of violations of freedom of expression in public between January and October 2019.
October 17, 2019
October 16, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Military (TNI) has handed down disciplinary sanctions against five more serving Army personnel in relation to negative social media posts about the recent atta
Jakarta – The Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) says that freedom of expression and opinion in Indonesia has declined since 2014.