News

May 2024

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 15, 2024

Jakarta – Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) researcher Lucius Karus believes that the House of Representatives (DPR) is seeking to diminish the role of the Constitutional Court (MK) throug

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 15, 2024

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy believes that the Draft Broadcasting Law (RUU Penyiaran) contains several provisions that indicate there is a systematic effort to undermine democracy and press freedom.

Indonesia
Arah Juang – May 15, 2024

On the afternoon of Friday May 10, artists from the Musicians Coalition for Gaza initiated a solidarity action for the Palestinian people by setting up a tent encampment in front of the United States Embassy in Central Jakarta.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 14, 2024

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Press Council has declared its rejection of revisions to Law Number 32/2003 on Broadcasting that is currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives (DPR).

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 14, 2024

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – The Draft Broadcasting Bill (RUU Penyiaran) will prohibit Subscription-Based Broadcasting Institutions (LPB) from distributing content that endangers the interests of the state as well as content that presents lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) behaviour.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 13, 2024

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – President elect Prabowo Subianto has dismissed concerns by many parties about his leadership of the next administration related to his track record while still serving in the TNI (Indonesian military).

Indonesia
Kompas.com – May 12, 2024

Fabian Januarius Kuwado, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the composition of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Candidate Leader Selection Committee (Pansel Capim KPK), which is made up of five government and four community representatives, is not ideal.

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CNN Indonesia – May 11, 2024

Jakarta – The Indonesian Television Journalists Association (IJTI) has highlighted the Draft Law on Broadcasting (RUU Penyiaran) starting from the drafting process to the substance of the law that is currently being deliberated by the House of Representatives (DPR).

West Papua
Suara Papua – May 11, 2024

Jayapura – The Papuan people reject a plan by the acting Jayapura regent Purnomo Triwarno to move the grave of Papuan independence leader and national hero Dortheys Hiyo Eluay.

Indonesia
Rakyat Merdeka – May 10, 2024

Susilo Yekti – The increase in Single Tuition Fees (UKT) at a number of state universities (PTN) has and triggered a wave of protests by students and attracted attention from many parties who say that the increase is not pro-education.

Indonesia
Suara.com – May 10, 2024

Agung Sandy Lesmana, Dea Hardiningsih Irianto – The Musicians Coalition for Gaza held a demonstration in front of the United States Embassy in Central Jakarta on Friday May 10 as a form of protest against the situation in Rafah, Palestine.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – May 8, 2024

Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia is urging the police to release a number of high-school students who were arrested for wearing Morning Star independence flag attributes during a parade in Nabire, Central Papua.

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CNBC Indonesia – May 7, 2024

Wiji Nur Hayat, Jakarta – PT Spays Bata Ltd. (Bata) has been forced to closed down one of its shoe factories in Purwakarta, West Java. The impact of this policy is that as many as 233 employees or workers will be sacked immediately and no longer work for the factory.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 7, 2024

Bandung – The academic community from two universities in Bandung – the Aisyiyah University Bandung (Unisa) and the Muhammadiyah University Bandung (UMB) held a defend Palestine action in front of the Sate building in Bandung city, West Java, on the afternoon of Tuesday May 7.

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CNN Indonesia – May 7, 2024

Surabaya – The Surabaya Muhammadiyah University (UM) academic community held a defend Palestine action on the campus grounds on Tuesday May 7 in which lectures and students were united wearing black clothing and carrying Palestinian flags.

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CNN Indonesia – May 7, 2024

Jakarta – The Jakarta Muhammadiyah University (UMJ) academic community held a defend Palestine action at the UMJ Plaza in Jakarta on Tuesday May 7.

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CNN Indonesia – May 7, 2024

Solo – The Muhammadiyah University Surakarta (UMS) in Central Java held a peaceful defend Palestine rally on the grounds of the Siti Walidah Campus 2 main building on Tuesday May 7. The action was joined by thousands of campus residents ranging from the chancellor to lecturers, university employees and students.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – May 6, 2024

Jakarta – The South Sulawesi (Sulsel) Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) says that the suspected reason for the flash flood and landslide disaster in Luwu regency is because the forest cover on Mount Latimojong has declined significantly.

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Siaran Bali – May 2, 2024

Jakarta – The commemoration of the National Education Day (Hardiknas) this year was marked by a number of demonstrations by students and social organisations (ormas) in different parts of the country.

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CNN Indonesia – May 2, 2024

Makassar – Police have broken up a demonstration by students commemorating National Education Day (Hardiknas) in front of the Alauddin State Islamic University (UIN) and Muhammadiyah University Makassar (Unismuh) campuses in Makassar, South Sulawesi. Dozens of students were arrested at the two locations.