Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – The Journalist Safety Committee has said that the murders of Maratua Siregar and Maraden Sianipar in Labuhan Batu, North Sumatra, suspected to be related to pa
Land & Agrarian Conflicts
November 12, 2019
November 11, 2019
Jakarta – North Sumatra Police say they are on a manhunt for three fugitives who are part of a conspiracy linked to a palm oil company to murder two journalists in Labuhan Batu, a dist
Stanley Widianto and Jessica Damiana, Jakarta – The murder of two Indonesian activists, allegedly ordered by a palm oil businessman, highlights the threats faced by environmentalists,
November 9, 2019
Apriadi Gunawan, Medan – North Sumatra Police have arrested an oil palm plantation owner believed to be the mastermind behind the murder of two journalists-cum-activists, Maraden Siani
An Indonesian palm oil executive has been arrested for allegedly ordering the killing two activist journalists who were mediating a land dispute between his company and local residents
November 8, 2019
Karana Ww, Jakarta – House of Representatives (DPR) Commission IV Deputy Dedi Mulyadi strongly urges the government, in this case, the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK), to guar
November 5, 2019
Medan, Indonesia – Two men have been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a pair of Indonesian activist journalists who were mediating in a land dispute between a palm oil
November 4, 2019
Jakarta – Two journalists who mediated a protracted land dispute between local residents and an oil palm plantation were found dead in Labuhan Batu regency, North Sumatra, their bodies
October 25, 2019
Fajar Pebrianto, Jakarta – The Agrarian Reform Consortium (KPA) secretary-general Dewi Kartika was cynical toward President Joko Widodo's constant land certificate distributions.
October 24, 2019
October 16, 2019
Aaron Fernandes – Golfrid Siregar dedicated his life to defending Indonesia's environment and exposing corruption. It's a role that his family fear may have cost him his life.
October 14, 2019
Aisyah Llewellyn, Medan, Indonesia – Khairul Bukhari is in mourning.
October 12, 2019
The death of an Indonesian activist leading a lawsuit to block a Chinese-funded hydroelectric dam has raised "numerous alarm bells" and should be investigated, Human Rights Watch (HRW)
October 7, 2019
Mei Leandha, Jakarta – Human rights activist and the legal council coordinator for the Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi), Golfrid Siregar died on Sunday, October 6th, at the
September 27, 2019
Jakarta – The House of Representatives (DPR) should delay the ratification of the Land Bill at the end of this parliamentary session.
August 30, 2019
Jon Afrizal, Jambi – Members of Suku Anak Dalam (SAD), grouping remote indigenous communities in Jambi, are marching from their villages to the State Palace to demand that President Jo
August 26, 2019
Francisca Christy Rosana, Jakarta – Coordinator of Balinese' Peoples Forum (ForBali) Wayan Gendo Suardana urged state-owned port operator PT Pelindo III to immediately publish the envi
August 22, 2019
Aulia Zita, Jakarta – Indigenous community of Raja Na Opat living in Sigapiton Village protested the development project of National Tourism Strategic Area (KSPN) of Lake Toba, North S
July 24, 2019
Paulina Quintao – Rede ba Rai is urging the government to temporarily stop the land registration process being conducted throughout the territory and to establish an independent team t
July 21, 2019
Jakarta – The construction of a new observation tower near the offices of the South Tangerang administration has apparently irked local residents living nearby.
July 19, 2019
Jakarta – The Mesuji Police have confiscated a range of weapons, including firearms and sharp objects, from the Register 45 plantation area in Mekar Jaya Abadi, Mesuji, Lampung, follow
Jakarta – Indonesia must pass the new land bill into law to give investors legal certainty and avoid conflict with indigenous communities, experts say.
July 18, 2019
Dyaning Pangestika, Jakarta – Four people died while seven others were injured in a bloody clash in Mesuji, Lampung, the local police said on Thursday.
July 11, 2019
Jakarta – Squatters living along the banks of the West Flood Canal in Tanah Abang, Central Jakarta know that they are not supposed to dwell in the area, but limited options have forced