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CNN Indonesia – August 22, 2019

Jakarta – The Morning Star flag was flown by more than 100 Papuan protesters from the Student Alliance Against Racism, Capitalism, Colonialism and Militarism during a rally in front of the Presidential Palace in Central Jakarta on Thursday August 22.

The small flag was flown as demonstrators were dancing and singing a song with lyrics demanding Papuan independence.

Detik News – August 22, 2019

Noval Dhwinuari Antony, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko believes that there is an armed group and political axis that is exploiting the issue of racism to ferment riots in Papua. The Free Papua Movement (OPM) is one of them.

Tempo – August 22, 2019

Iqbal Tawakal Lazuardi, Jakarta – Papuan students in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung feel hurt and angry after being given two boxes of alcohol by a police officer.

“It’s the same as demeaning our dignity. We immediately took it to the protest action and returned it to police”, said Miles C Jikwa, the student who received the alcohol.

Pojok Satu – August 20, 2019

Guruh Permadi, Jakarta – The coordinator of the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras), Yati Andriyani, believes that the statement by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on the riots in Papua was totally inadequate.

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Kompas – June 12, 2019

Writing on tree trunk reads “deforestation”, word from elephant’s mouth reads “help”

Kompas – May 31, 2019

According to the latest survey by pollster Cyrus Indonesia, only 70 percent of Indonesians accept Pancasila as the country’s ideology and a unifyin

Kompas – May 15, 2019

Writing on dress reads “customer confidence”, newspaper headline reads “private data”.

Kompas – March 25, 2019

Human Rights Watch (HRW) says that the growing number of people being jailed for sending WhatsApp messages critical of the government and

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Suara.com – August 16, 2019

Pebriansyah Ariefana – Police intimidated and assaulted journalists covering a labour rally in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on the afternoon of Friday August 16.

CNN Indonesia – August 16, 2019

Jakarta – The Papuan student dormitory in the Kalasan area of the East Java city of Surabaya was besieged by hundreds of people from various ormas (mass or social organisations) on the afternoon of Friday August 16.

Tirto.id – August 5, 2019

Haris Prabowo – A book raid by a group of people calling themselves the Indonesian Muslim Brigade (BMI) in the South Sulawesi provincial capital of Makassar has caused an uproar on social media. The group confiscated books which they claim contain “communist and leftist ideas”.

Tempo – August 5, 2019

M Rosseno Aji, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) says that there has been 26 cases of alleged violence against journalists reported to police in 2019 but not one has been investigated as a crime let alone taken to trial.