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
Freedom of Speech & Expression
January 15, 2020
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 Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) says that freedom of expression and opinion in Indonesia has declined since 2014.
Friski Riana, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi claimed that he did not order police apparatus to prohibit public demonstration on the day of the presidential inauguration on O
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
October 15, 2019
The Central Jakarta District Court yesterday absolved Ina Yuniarti, a woman who was accused of violating the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE) for uploading a video
Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – Administrative and Bureaucratic Reform Minister Syafruddin has emphasised that state civil servants or ASN are not allowed to criticise the government in public
Jakarta – The Jakarta Police have decided not to issue protest permits from Oct. 15 until the presidential inauguration on Oct. 20
October 14, 2019
Last week's violent attack on chief security minister Wiranto has had several unexpected repercussions in Indonesia, including sanctions for those who commented on the incident in a ne
Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Jaya regional police chief Gatot Eddy Pramono has emphasised that they will not issue permits for people wanting to hold protests in Jakarta.
October 12, 2019
Telly Nathalia, Jakarta – The Indonesian Military, has taken disciplinary action against three of its members after their wives raised doubt on social media over Thursday's attack in B
October 3, 2019
Jakarta – The actions of the social media buzzers supporting President Joko Widodo are increasingly endangering democracy in this nation.
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
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.
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
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