Jakarta – Tech giants Google and Facebook are considering setting up data centers in Indonesia, Communications and Information Minister Johnny G. Plate has said.
Internet & Social Media
December 6, 2019
Max Melit – "There is no such thing as a buzzer in politics," insisted Dede Budiyarto, former head coordinator of President Joko Widowo campaign's social media, now an external consult
December 3, 2019
Kharishar Kahfi, Jakarta – The Jakarta State Administrative Court (PTUN) has ordered that a lawsuit against the government's decision to enforce an internet blackout during unrest in P
November 28, 2019
Jakarta – The internet economy is rapidly growing in Indonesia amid an increase in the use of digital payments across Southeast Asia's largest economy.
November 27, 2019
Jakarta – In a bid to more widely disseminate information about the government's programs, the Communications and Information Ministry wants to make use of civil servants who have larg
November 22, 2019
Joshua Berlinger – A city in Indonesia hopes nature can save kids from internet addiction. But can chicks and trees really replace iPhones and smart TVs?
November 16, 2019
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The Social Media Week (SMW) event in Jakarta has remarkably accomplished its mission on inspiring social media users to create positively impactful online
Ed Davies, Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – Indonesia aims to bring in a new law to protect personal data by next year as it follows in the footsteps of Southeast Asian neighbors such as Si
November 8, 2019
Ardila Syakriah, Jakarta – Indonesia has witnessed a decline in internet freedom over the past year, largely as a result of on-and-off restricted access to social media and manipulatio
November 7, 2019
Galuh Putri Riyanto, Jakarta – Financial technology company Amartha Mikro Fintek (Amartha) held a study dubbed 'The impact of financial technology on the empowerment of village women'.
November 6, 2019
Adi Ahdiat, Jakarta – Research and international digital rights advocacy institute Freedom House says that internet freedom in Indonesia has worsened compared with last year.
Indonesia will meet social media companies to discuss its plans to impose fines up to about $36,000 if they allow pornography, violence or other "negative" content on their platforms,
October 29, 2019
Jakarta – The Communications and Information Ministry will restrict social media access during emergency situations, new minister Johnny G. Plate said on Monday.
October 28, 2019
Aldila Irsyad – Freedom of expression used to be an object of contention solely between an individual and their government. The internet has complicated that social contract.
October 24, 2019
Beritasatu, Jakarta – The city of Bandung will give away 1,000 chicks to boys in elementary schools next month in an effort to stop their gadget addiction.
October 22, 2019
Mobile phone addiction, more commonly referred to as "gadget addiction" in Indonesia, has become a legitimate concern for many parents whose kids just can't take their eyes off of the
October 16, 2019
Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – Facebook said on Wednesday during its first-ever Facebook Summit in Jakarta that its myriad of applications – including the Facebook app, Instagram and WhatsApp M
October 14, 2019
Beritasatu, Jakarta – The Indonesian government has completed the construction of a massive, nationwide internet network using fiber-optic wires called the Palapa Ring, President Joko
Jakarta – Indonesia has completed the last leg of a 13,000-km (8,080 mile) fiber-optic network that will bring high-speed internet to some of its poorest regions in the country's east,
October 11, 2019
Benjamin Strick & Famega Syavira for the BBC – Indonesia's Papua province has become the focus of a well-funded social media campaign using bots to promote a pro-government agenda,
September 26, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto revealed a number of problems contained in the House of Representative'
September 24, 2019
Fikri Arigi, Jakarta – Hundreds of university students on Monday from a wide range of campuses in Indonesia marched to protest at the House of Representatives (DPR) demanding the compl
September 5, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – The government has gradually recovered the internet data restriction in Papua and West Papua starting Wednesday, September 4, at 23:00 Eastern Indonesian Time (WIT).
Indonesia has started restoring internet access in restive Papua, which has been gripped by two weeks of mass protests sparked by anger over racism and fresh calls for self-rule.
Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Jakarta – Jakarta announced on Thursday that it had restored internet access in Papua and West Papua, saying that security conditions in the country's easternmo