Jakarta – The Indonesian Survey Institute (LSI) says that civil freedoms under the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo have tended to worsen.
Freedom of Speech & Expression
November 4, 2019
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
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.
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
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
August 27, 2019
Rights groups say an internet blackout in Indonesia's West Papua marks a dangerous violation of free speech protections.
July 31, 2019
Due to the highly ambiguous nature of Indonesia's Information and Electronic Transactions Act (UU ITE), any legitimate criticism against the government or those in power could potentia
July 19, 2019
Jakarta – The Garuda Indonesia Workers Union [Sekarga] has revoked a police report it filed against YouTube content creators Rius Vernandes and Elwiyana Monica for posting a photo of a
July 17, 2019
James Massola, Jakarta – Garuda Indonesia's response to a critical video review has turned into an omnishambles. Now, two bloggers could be charged.
July 16, 2019
Rius Vernandes, a popular Indonesian travel vlogger, may be facing legal trouble for posting a viral photo of a handwritten menu from flag carrier Garuda Indonesia's business class, wi
July 11, 2019
Friski Riana, Jakarta – Presidential Staff Office Deputy V Jaleswari Pramodhawardani said the government would consider the urge to amend the law on electronic information and transact