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January 22, 2022

CNN Indonesia - January 22, 2022

Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti claims that they along with their lawyers and human rights activist Haris Azhar

January 18, 2022

Kompas.com - January 18, 2022

Rakhmat Nur Hakim, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Deputy Coordinator Rivanlee Anandar believes that the police's attempt to forcibly bring ac

CNN Indonesia - January 18, 2022

Jakarta – The Metro Jaya regional police summons for two human rights activists, Lokataru Foundation Executive Director Haris Azhar and Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Vio

December 15, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - December 15, 2021

Proponents of freedom of speech celebrated a rare victory against the tool of oppression that is the Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), after the Surabaya District Co

December 10, 2021

Tempo - December 10, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – President Joko Jokowi Widodo acknowledged public concerns about the limitation of the freedom of expression following the presence of the Electronic Information

December 9, 2021

CNN Indonesia - December 9, 2021

Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (Safenet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto has revealed that digital attacks, primarily against activists, increased on 2020-2021

December 3, 2021

Tempo - December 3, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo in a meeting with regional unit heads on Friday lamented the dropping freedom of expression index in a Statistics Indonesia (BPS) s

December 1, 2021

Beritabeta.com - December 1, 2021

Ambon – A demonstration by scores of Papuan students commemorating 60 years of West Papua independence in the city of Ambon, Maluku province on Wednesday December 1, ended in chaos afte

November 19, 2021

Global Voices - November 19, 2021

Sydney Allen – Indonesian environmentalists were embroiled in conflict this week after the Legal Mafia Eradication Committee, led by Secretary Husin Shahab, reported two Greenpeace Indo

November 18, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 18, 2021

Jakarta – A coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) believes that the government is anti-criticism because it often responds to criticism with threats of criminalisation and au

November 17, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 17, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has threatened to audit non-government organisations (NGOs) after accusing them

November 15, 2021

UCA News - November 15, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia has accused a government agency of undermining democratic principles by reporting it to police for criticizing a speech made by President Jo

Tempo - November 15, 2021

Dewi Nurita, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia forest campaigner Asep Komarudin said his side is ready to face a police report filed by the Cyber Indonesia forum for criticizing President

Coconuts Jakarta - November 15, 2021

Update: The Jakarta Metro Police on Monday said the complaint against Greenpeace Indonesia has been withdrawn as the plaintiff did not wish for the issue to be politicized.

Kompas.com - November 15, 2021

Haryanti Puspa Sari, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia global forest campaign head Kiki Taufik says they regret that their criticisms of the data on deforestation conveyed in President Jok

November 14, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 14, 2021

Jakarta – The secretary general of the Legal Mafia Eradication Committee, Husin Shahab, has reported two Greenpeace activists to the Jakarta Metro Jaya regional police using the Informa

November 12, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 12, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that the government will audit non-government organisations (NGOs) in Indonesia.

November 11, 2021

CNN Indonesia - November 11, 2021

Jakarta – The Mulawarman University (Unmul) coalition of lecturers has defended the Student Executive Council (BEM) at their campus after they launched a satirical criticism of a visit

October 13, 2021

Tempo - October 13, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – A Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Nasir Djamil in a virtual discussion on Tuesday advised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to show his commitment in fixi

October 10, 2021

Tempo - October 10, 2021

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Saiful Mahdi, Lecturer from Syah Kuala University in Aceh, hoped that any ambiguous articles in the Information and Electronic Transaction Law ("ITE Law") to be

October 8, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - October 8, 2021

Yogi Bratajaya and Yassar Aulia – Late last month, Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan launched legal action against human rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiya

October 6, 2021

Straits Times - October 6, 2021

Jakarta (Reuters) – Indonesian President Joko Widodo has agreed to pardon an academic jailed last month for defamation under a controversial internet law, a minister said, following an

October 1, 2021

Kompas.com - October 1, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – The Papua Advocacy Team says that the police committed acts of violence and sexual harassment when they broke up a protest action and arrested 17 people

September 27, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 27, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan says that freedom of expression is indeed allowed but he warned that it should not create pro

September 24, 2021

September 23, 2021

Kompas.com - September 23, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The criminal lawsuit filed against human rights activists Fatia Maulidiyanti and Haris Azhar for alleged defamation is seen as a retreat for democracy.

Tempo - September 23, 2021

Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – The civil coalition for ITE Law revision condemned the police criminal and civil report filed by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investmen

September 22, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 22, 2021

Jakarta – Two human rights activists, Veronica Koman and Usman Hamid, have criticized a move by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (LBP),

Jakarta Globe - September 22, 2021

Heru Andriyanto, Bayu Marhaenjati, Jakarta – Chief Investment Minister Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan lodged a defamation complaint against rights activists Haris Azhar and Fatia Maulidiyanti

Coconuts Jakarta - September 22, 2021

Top Indonesian minister Luhut Pandjaitan is on course to go head-to-head in court with two renowned human rights activists, after they alleged the politician to have direct involvement

September 19, 2021

Kompas.com - September 19, 2021

Penulis Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – As many as 38 academics from Australia sent a letter to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Thursday September 16 requesting that he give amnesty to jailed

Kompas.com - September 19, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Parameter Politic Indonesia Executive Director Adi Prayitno says that summoning poultry farmer Suroto to the Palace to meet with President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is

September 17, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 17, 2021

Jakarta – Street artists have loudly condemned a mural contest festival to be organised by the Indonesian police (Polri) saying that it is a waste of time and absolutely does not show t

UCA News - September 17, 2021

Konradus Epa, Jakarta – The Indonesian police have issued a new set of guidelines on how protests should be handled following criticism that officers use excessive force against demonst

September 16, 2021

TAPOL Press Release - September 16, 2021

London – Peaceful demonstrators, student activists, West Papuan and Indonesian political activist groups, human rights lawyers and defenders and individual civilians experienced extreme

September 15, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 15, 2021

Herlambang P Wiratraman – Saiful Mahdi, a lecturer from Syiah Kuala University (Unsyiah) in Banda Aceh, is the latest casualty of the Law on Electronic Information and Transactions (the

CNN Indonesia - September 15, 2021

Jakarta – The winners of the Gagged Mural Contest, which was organised by the Gejayan Calling (Gejayan Memanggil) movement, have been announced with as many as 85 out of hundreds of wor

September 14, 2021

Tempo - September 14, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (KontraS) assessed that the government of Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is still restricting people's freedom o

September 13, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 13, 2021

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's visit to the Eleven March University (UNS) in the Central Java city of Solo on Monday September 13 was marred by the arrest of several student

UCA News - September 13, 2021

Ryan Dagur, Jakarta – An international advocacy group has condemned what they say is a blatant attempt by a government minister to silence and persecute two human rights activists for t

September 11, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 11, 2021

Yogyakarta – A mural on the eastern side of the Wirobrajan intersection in Central Java city of Yogyakarta was covered over with black paint on the morning of Friday September 10.

September 10, 2021

Tempo - September 10, 2021

Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko on Friday officially filed a police report against two Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researchers, Egi Primayogha and Mift

September 8, 2021

CNN Indonesia - September 8, 2021

Jakarta – The non-government organisation (NGO) Indonesian Human Rights Watch (Imparsial) says that police violated the law when they arrested a farmer who held up a poster during Presi

September 3, 2021

Kompas.com - September 3, 2021

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Deputy Chief Juri Ardiantoro says that criticism should not be allowed to ignore obedience to the law, ethics and aesthetics.

August 30, 2021

Tempo - August 30, 2021

Egi Adyatama, Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Institute Foundation (YLBHI) chairperson Asfinawati laments the legal steps taken by the Coordinating Minister of Maritime Affairs and I

Tabloid JUBI - August 30, 2021

Hengky Yeimo, Jayapura – Hundreds of protesters gathered at the Papua chief public prosecutor's office on Monday August 30 to demand that the Papuan chief public prosecutor immediately

August 28, 2021

CNN Indonesia - August 28, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan has issued a subpoena against lawyer and human rights activist Haris Azhar over accusations t

August 27, 2021

Kompas.com - August 27, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that the government has been excessive in dealing with the emergence of murals with a

August 25, 2021

CNN Indonesia - August 25, 2021

Jakarta – A number of murals and graffiti with a critical tone on walls in busy locations have been removed recently.

August 20, 2021

Kompas.com - August 20, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is concerned that the public will become even more reluctant to express an opinion after police acted excessively by hun