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
Internet & Social Media
October 16, 2019
October 14, 2019
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,
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
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
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
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.
September 4, 2019
Tangguh Chairil – Indonesia, a country with the fifth-highest number of internet users in the world, plans to issue its first law on cyber security this month.
September 1, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – The government will reopen the access to the Internet in Papua and West Papua after peace and conducive situation prevail in the easternmost provinces, Coordinating
August 30, 2019
Sasmito Matrim – Indonesia's Ministry of Communication and Information Technology said Friday that it would continue to block telecommunication services in Papua and West Papua, in an
August 27, 2019
M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) urged the Indonesian government to revoke its internet block, specifically the bandwidth throttling impo
August 26, 2019
Caesar Akbar, Jakarta – The Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) Executive Director, Anggara, said that his institution is in the midst of taking legal steps against the govern
August 24, 2019
Jakarta (Bloomberg) – Indonesia's government extended the suspension of mobile-data services in Papua and West Papua provinces after riots broke out in the region, the country's cabine
August 23, 2019
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – Thousands of people protested the internet blocking policy implemented by Communication and Informatics Ministry in Papua and West Papua.
Jakarta – Rights group and journalists slammed the Indonesian government's move to block internet access in its easternmost region of Papua on Friday, saying it made reporting events t
August 22, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Institute for Policy Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) assessed that the government has violated the public constitutional rights by temporarily blocking the ac
August 20, 2019
Jakarta – The National Police have called on the public to refrain from sharing unverified information about the riots in Papua, as authorities track down social media accounts suspect
August 14, 2019
Jakarta (Antara) – Dara Nasution, who initiated the online petition against content supervision in new entertainment platforms such as Netflix and YouTube, submitted the request signed
August 12, 2019
Budiarti Utami Putri, Jakarta – Broadcasting enthusiast has criticized the move of Indonesia Broadcasting Commission (KPI) which plans to monitor and supervise contents broadcasted acr
August 7, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) is set to formulate rules expected to become a legal umbrella for monitoring content on digital media outlets such as YouTube, st
August 6, 2019
Jakarta – In the digital era, journalists, like many other professions, have no better option but to adapt to the new changes.
July 29, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The National Police's cybercrime directorate is investigating alleged personal data trading, such as e-ID Number and Family Card Number (KK), on social media.
July 25, 2019
Andi Hajramurni, Makassar – Women's Empowerment and Child Protection Minister Yohana Susana Yembise has raised a call for parents across the country to limit their children's screen ti