Fresh demonstrations by West Papuans have again been stopped by armed Indonesian police who arrested dozens of people.
Freedom of Speech & Expression
July 15, 2021
July 4, 2021
Semarang – The police, the Indonesian military (TNI) and Public Order Agency (Satpol PP) officials broke up a "Week of Resistance" action held by the Greater Semarang Student Executive
June 29, 2021
Jakarta – The University of Gajah Mada (UGM) Student Executive Council (BEM) has dubbed President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo as the "(Most) New Order" president, alluding to the New Order reg
June 28, 2021
Jakarta – Forty-four Student Executive Councils (BEM) from several different campuses along with a number of civil society organisations have slammed the University of Indonesia (UI) au
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The Indonesian Caucus for Academic Freedom (KIKA) member, Robertus Robet, slammed the Rectorate of the University of Indonesia (UI) for summoning the uni
Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid has challenged President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to prove that he is not the "King of Lip Service" as he was dubbed
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Several members of the University of Indonesia's Student Executive Board (BEM UI) experienced cyber attacks as their social media accounts got hacked.
June 25, 2021
Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) says that the Joint Decree (SKB) on Guidelines for Implementing the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (UU ITE), which
June 24, 2021
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Indonesian National Police (Polri) Chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo has officially signed a joint decree (SKB) on implementing guidelines of the Electronic
Mega Safitri (Intern), Jakarta – The Indonesian Institute (TII) Center for Public Policy Research executive director Adinda Tenriangke Muchtar on Wednesday urged the government to revis
June 11, 2021
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD said the government would not revoke the Law on Electronic Information and Transactio
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal, and Security Affairs Mahfud MD disclosed several planned changes to the Law on Electronic Information and Transactio
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Indonesian authorities have arrested a Papuan pro-independence leader for allegedly spreading false and inflammatory stories on social media, including fake news
Jakarta – Human Rights activist Veronica Koman has confirmed reports that there was communication between herself and the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) chairperson for the Merauk
June 10, 2021
SM Said, Jayapura – The Nemangkawi Cyber Ops Task Force have arrested the owner of a Facebook account in the name of Manuel Metemko for allegedly spreading fake information or hoaxes an
Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has agreed to revise four articles in a controversial cyberlaw that church and rights groups say is repressive and open to abuse.
Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) has recorded that 938 demonstrators have been arrested on the grounds of violating health protocols since
June 9, 2021
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Law and Human Rights Minister Yasonna H. Laoly said that Indonesia would become "too liberal" if the state allows insults against the President.
Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – The Indonesian Solidarity Party (PSI) publicly voiced its opposition against the revision of the Penal Code Law (RKUHP) on contempt against the president which is
June 8, 2021
Balinese musician Jerinx was released from Kerobokan prison this morning after having served his controversial conviction for hate speech.
May 25, 2021
Indonesian police have forcefully dispersed a number of West Papuan protests around the region today.
May 24, 2021
Officials in Bengkulu have reversed the expulsion of a high school student, whose viral TikTok video mocking Palestinians became the subject of nationwide outrage last week.
May 21, 2021
Jakarta – The Indonesian government should suspend and substantially revise a regulation on online content to meet international human rights standards, Human Rights Watch said in a May
May 12, 2021
Max Lane – Despite a legacy of citizen passivity from the New Order era, elite fear of the freedom social media promises remains strong.
May 8, 2021
Jakarta – The police's Nemangkawi task force in Papua has just arrested a man in Mimika Regency for allegedly talking about "genocide" against Papuans in his Facebook account.