Jakarta – Once in the history of modern Indonesia, young men and women in their late teens and early 20s expressed their quest to change the course of the nation.
Youth & Student Activism
October 29, 2022
October 28, 2022
Reza Agustian, Jakarta – Protesters from the All Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM SI) Alliance came to the Arjuna Wijaya or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Friday October 28
October 26, 2022
Jakarta – The University of Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM UI) has criticised President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin for the lack of achievements over t
September 30, 2022
Jakarta – Demonstrators from an alliance of student groups begun arriving at the Horse Statue in Central on Friday September 30 where they gave speeches on the road after refusing to us
Bonfilio Mahendra Wahanaputra – An alliance of students which make up the Populist All Indonesia Student Executive Council (BEM SI Kerakyatan) has invited President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo
July 23, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Bandung – After months-long negotiations between youth delegates of G20 countries, the Y20 Summit finally came to a close on Friday night with the announcement of po
July 19, 2022
Jayanty Nada Shofa, Jakarta – The famous quote of Indonesia's founding father Soekarno on youth's power was repeatedly heard on the first day of the Y20 Summit, which saw participation
July 14, 2022
Jayapura, Jubi TV – The Student Executive Board (BEM) of Cenderawasih University took to the streets on Wednesday, July 13, 2022, asking the university's rector to stop all forms of coo
May 11, 2022
Jordan Fennell of ABC Pacific Beat talks to Laurens Ikinia
April 22, 2022
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – President Joko Widodo or Jokowi failed to meet the students during the mass protest held on Thursday.
April 21, 2022
Antara, Jakarta – Protesters joined in the Indonesian University Students Alliance (AMI) and the University of Indonesia Students Executive Body (BEM UI) are set to bring seven demands
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – Ahead of the mass protest in Jakarta by university students collective on April 21, 12 WhatsApp accounts owned by student movement coordinators und
April 11, 2022
Stefani Wijaya, Yustinus Paat, Jakarta – Social media activist Ade Armando was punched and kicked after he joined a protest involving hundreds of people in front of the House of Represe
Hamdan Cholifudin Ismail, Jakarta – Hundreds of people under the Forum of Indonesian Retired Fighters (FPPI) arrived at the Arjuna Wiwaha statue in downtown Central Jakarta at 10:45 WIB
Jaja Suteja, Yustinus PAAT, Lenny Tristia Tambun, Jakarta – Students took to the streets in several cities across the country on Monday to protest the rumored presidential term extensio
Hamdan Cholifudin Ismail, Jakarta – Jakarta Metro Police Chief Inspector Fadil Imran said 6,826 joint personnel were deployed to secure the demonstration initiated by the Indonesian Stu
M Julnis Firmansyah, Jakarta – The Indonesian Students Executive Boards' Alliance (BEM SI) was determined to stage a mass rally before the Parliament building in Senayan, Central Jakart
Johan Purnomo and Stanley Widianto, Jakarta – Indonesian police fired tear gas and water cannon on Monday to disperse hundreds of university students protesting high cooking oil prices
Large groups of students have protested in Indonesia over high cooking-oil prices and a potential extension of President Joko Widodo's stay in office, despite attempts by the popular le
October 28, 2021
Jakarta – Protesting workers, students and civil society groups from the Labour Movement with the People (Gebrak) have begun moving off in the direction the the State Palace in Central
Wisma Putra, Bandung – Hundreds of students held a demonstration in front of the West Java Regional House of Representatives (DPRD) in Bandung on Thursday October 28 in which they highl
Isnaya Helmi, Jakarta – An alliance of worker and student groups held a demonstration near the Presidential Palace on Central Jakarta today, Thursday October 28.
Hermawan Mappiwali, Makassar – Protesting students, who have been demonstrating since earlier this afternoon, continued to hold their ground on Jalan Sultan Alauddin in the South Sulawe
October 23, 2021
Jakarta – Young leaders from G20 countries will have a summit in Jakarta and Bandung next year, allowing them the opportunity to get involved in the policymaking process.
October 21, 2021
Jakarta – Students held demonstration in several cities around the country on Thursday to mark seven years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's administration.
The disquiet which has been felt over the last two years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second term in office, now accompanied by Vice President Maruf Amin, was conveyed by hundred
Khanifah Juniasari, Ek, Graven Fikri (Intern), Jakarta – Indonesian university students joined in the student alliance of Islamic State University (UIN) Jakarta staged a protest in fron
July 9, 2021
Jakarta – No matter how impolite it is, criticism of the government from students must not be muzzled.
July 6, 2021
The Semarang State University (Unnes) Student Executive Council (BEM) has joined in criticising the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin.
July 3, 2021
Jakarta – Jentera Indonesia School of Law (STH) Student Executive Council (BEM) Chairperson Renie Aryandani says that the nickname "The King of Lip Service" alias "The King of Bragging"
November 13, 2020
Muhammad Ridha – In a recent article Edward Aspinall suggests that the current student mobilisation revives old patterns from the Indonesian student movement.
November 1, 2020
Jakarta – Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) chairperson Megawati Soekarnoputri has brushed off criticism against her comments regarding the country's millennials, saying s
October 28, 2020
Jakarta – The head of the Jakarta provincial Education Office for junior and senior high schools, Muhamad Husin, says that as of today, Tuesday October 27, they have begun implementing
October 27, 2020
Tri Indah Oktavianti, Jakarta – High-ranking officials in Jakarta have called on schools and teachers to give additional courses to students to prevent them from joining protests agains
October 15, 2020
Jakarta – The Indonesian Child Protection Commission (KPAI) has urged regional administrations across the country to refrain from infringing on young people's rights as an alleged form
October 12, 2020
Rizki Fachriansyah, Jakarta – The National Association of University Student Executive Bodies (BEM-SI) has announced on behalf of university students across the country that it would co
March 9, 2020
Yogyakarta – On Monday March 9, hundreds of students from different campuses across the Central Java city of Yogyakarta began moving off towards Jl Gejayan just north of the city to ho
Yogyakarta – Hundreds of students from campuses in Yogyakarta and Magelang, Central Java, held a long march on Monday March 9 to Jl Gejayan just north of Yogyakarta city to hold a Geja
February 21, 2020
Jakarta – The head of the University of Indonesia's (UI) student executive body (BEM), Fajar Adi Nugroho, says the university's students are planning to stage a rally against a propose
January 30, 2020
Jakarta – The Central Jakarta District Court sentenced 20-year-old Luthfi Alfiandi, whose photo clutching an Indonesian flag to his face has become an emblem of the student protests ag
January 28, 2020
Theresia Sufa, Bogor, West Java – A defendant accused of assaulting a police officer during the September student protests has claimed he was assaulted and coerced into making false te
January 21, 2020
Jakarta – A 20-year-old defendant accused of hurling rocks at the police during student protests in the capital in September of last year has told a panel of judges at the Central Jaka
November 8, 2019
Jakarta – Hundreds of high school students staged a rally at a soccer field on Jl. Muhammad Toha in Parung Panjang, Bogor regency, West Java, on Wednesday.
November 7, 2019
Stanley Widianto, Gayatri Suroyo, Jakarta – He was once a boy scout and member of a patriotic flag-raising team in high school.
October 30, 2019
Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) has released a report which cites educational institutions as one of the main actors in the violation of freedom of expression.
October 29, 2019
Andita Rahma, Jakarta – The Southeast Sulawesi Police confirmed that cow dung had been thrown at their personnel taking guard in the students protest in Kendari on Monday, Oct. 28.
Lani Diana Wijaya, Jakarta – Students joining the street protest on Monday, October 28, demanded the government take responsibility for the death of five people during the rally at the
Jakarta – Box office hit Joker appears to have inspired participants of yet another student protest in Mataram, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB), with a number of protesters taking to the stre
October 28, 2019
Jakarta – Scores of students from the University and High-School Student Action Alliance (Ampera) arrived at the Arjuna Wiwaha Monument or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on the aftern