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March 21, 2023
March 17, 2023
Jakarta – United Indonesia Party (Perindo) Chairman Hary Tanoesoedibjo has filed a defamation case against the owner of a YouTube channel, police confirmed on Thursday.
March 15, 2023
BTV, Cirebon – A vocational school teacher in the West Java town of Cirebon was fired on Tuesday reportedly after he threw a question to Governor Ridwan Kamil about the latter's outfit
March 11, 2023
March 9, 2023
Pontianak Hendra Cipta (contributor), Jakarta – Four unidentified individuals attempted to close down a discussion on endangered Tapanuli orangutans threatened by a hydroelectric dam pr
March 6, 2023
Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition for Democracy is asking the Jakarta chief public prosecutor to drop the case of alleged defamation against Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affai
February 21, 2023
Tria Sutrisna, Jakarta – Human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti are ready to face trial on charges of defamation against Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs an
December 30, 2022
BTV, Serang, Banten – Controversial actress Nikita Mirzani praised judges at the Serang District Court as "honest" after she was acquitted of defamation during a hearing in the Banten c
December 19, 2022
Jakarta – An action in front of the United Nations representative office in Jakarta by Papuan activists commemorating 61 years since the Triple Commands of the People (Trikora) military
December 7, 2022
Sorong, Jubi – The Sorong Police has banned the use of what they called "Papuan separatist attributes", such as the Morning Star flag, in convoys celebrating the World Cup.
December 6, 2022
Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – The police started to disperse people demonstrating against the ratification of the criminal code bill (RKUHP) before the Parliament building today, December
December 3, 2022
Hans Arnold K, Suharto, Manokwari, West Papua – West Papua Provincial Police Chief Inspector General Daniel T. M.
December 2, 2022
Sigiranus Marutho Bere, Kupang – Papuan students from the Human Rights and Democracy Forum Alliance (Formasi) held a protest action in front of the Kupang Widya Mandira Catholic Univers
Rumondang Naibaho, Jakarta – The Papua Student Alliance (AMP) has shrugged off accusations that protesters threw rocks at police during a demonstration near the Horse Statue in Central
December 1, 2022
Protesters from the Papuan Student Alliance (AMP), the Papuan Central Highlands Indonesian Student Association (AMPTPI) and the Indonesian People's Front for West Papua (FRI-WP) held a
November 29, 2022
Ima Dini Shafira, Jakarta – The civil society coalition deems the Criminal Code Draft Bill (RKUHP) still contains a variety of problematic articles.
November 18, 2022
The First Family is calling for calm after First Lady Iriana was mocked on Twitter with a tasteless comment that triggered outrage in the country.
November 17, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Student president of the University of Science and Technology Jayapura (USTJ) Ronny Tigi said the student protest in Jayapura City to reject the G20 summit on Wednesday
Jayapura, Jubi – Papuan Student Alliance (AMP) in Bali island rallied to reject the G20 summit and demand the right to self-determination for Papua on Wednesday, November 16, 2022.
There has never been democracy for the Papuan people.
November 16, 2022
Moh. Kadafi – Seven students were secured by Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officials for holding a demonstration opposing the G20 Summit in Bali on Tuesday November 15.
November 15, 2022
Badung, Bali – A woman with the initials KR was arrested by police just before US President Joe Biden's convoy was to past through Simpang Peminge, Nusa Dua, Bandung regency, Bali, on i
November 13, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Police dispersed the 22nd commemoration of the assassination of Papua Presidium Council leader Theys Hiyo Eluay held by students at the Jayapura University of Science a
November 10, 2022
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia has officially withdrawn its team of cyclists who were pedaling to Bali ahead of the G20 Summit in a campaign touted 'Chasing the Shadow'
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Bali Regional Police stated that they will not prohibit the public from holding demonstrations during G20 Summit which will be held on November 15-16, 202
November 9, 2022
Jakarta – A Japanese man has been arrested in Indonesia for staging a protest against the Group of 20 summit to be held in the country next week, the immigration office said Tuesday.
Rosseno Aji, Made Argawa (Bali), Fenti Gustina, Arya Prasetya (Interns), Jakarta – I Gede Robi Supriyanto (43) never expected that the public discussion touted the "Bali for Climate Asp
November 8, 2022
Jakarta – The Greenpeace Chasing the Shadow bicycle team has been repeatedly blocked and intimidated during its journey through Central Java to Bali.
Arrijal Rachman, Jakarta – The team of cyclists from Greenpeace Indonesia, under the 'chasing the shadow' campaign, who were pedaling their way to the G20 Summit in Bali has reportedly
Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia says that the hindrance and intimidation against the Chasing the Shadows bicycle team which is conducting a bike tour and campaign on the climate crisis r
Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – The Indonesian immigration office will deport foreign nationals (WNA) who hold protest actions against the G20 Summit which will be held in Bali next week.
November 1, 2022
Low cost carrier Lion Air has filed a defamation complaint against a comedy collective over a skit that took aim at the airline's safety record.
Ady Anugrahadi, Jakarta – Police have again summoned Lokataru Foundation Director Haris Azhar and Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maul
October 21, 2022
London – "Reports of intensified violence...
September 27, 2022
An alleged assault victim by a policewoman may now face legal repercussions of her own after she was reported to the police for online defamation using a controversial law.
August 23, 2022
Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo believes that the democratic climate in Indonesia at the moment is very liberal.
Heru Andriyanto, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo denied that freedom of speech in the country is somewhat restricted under his rule and used his own experience to describe how
July 28, 2022
Muhammad Zulfikar, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) is recommending to the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) that they revise the Draft Law on
July 27, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Activists of the Papuan People's Petition (PRP) on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, distributed leaflets inviting people to join the protests on July 29 against Papua expansion
July 15, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi – Four Cenderawasih University students who protested against the Papua expansion were beaten by police on Thursday, July 14, 2022.
July 11, 2022
Jakarta – The results of an Indonesian Political Indicator survey show that the majority of respondents agree that people are finding it more difficult to hold demonstrations and the po
July 7, 2022
Medan – A Kamisan (Thursday) action held by a civil society group in the North Sumatra provincial capital of Medan was forcibly broken up by plan clothed police officers on Thursday Jul
July 6, 2022
June 28, 2022
Chris Fitzgerald – Clashes have taken place between Indonesian police and protesters in West Papua, adding to ongoing concerns about allegations of police violence.
June 24, 2022
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia has criticised a case involving three Andalas University (Unand) Student Executive Council Student Community (BEM KM) leaders who have been sum
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
Jayapura, Jubi – As of Thursday, June 9, 2022, at 8 p.m.
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
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
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