Jakarta – A planned urine bottle throwing action called by the group Student Political Block (BPP) has been cancelled. Their representatives however, still held a symbolic action by pouring urine over the Communication and Information Ministry's (Kominfo) office address marker.
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Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) considers the move by the Communication and Information Ministry (Kominfo) to block a number of websites and applications on July 30 to be digital authoritarianism.
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Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) Chairperson Muhammad Isnur says that he deplores the Communication and Information Ministry (Kominfo) decision to block 10 websites and online games.
Jakarta – Forum of Concerned Citizens for Indonesia's Parliament (Formappi) researcher Lucius Karus believes that the government will in fact demean this year's Independence Day celebrations if it enacts the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) before August 17.
Hasya Nindita, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid believes that the remarks by Jakarta Deputy Governor Ahmad Riza Patria and the Central Jakarta Social Office about Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) groups at the Citayam Fashion Week (CFW) are dis
Muhammad Zulfikar, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) is recommending to the government and the House of Representatives (DPR) that they revise the Draft Law on the Second Revision to Law Number 11/2008 on Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE).
Makassar – The South Sulawesi branch of Indonesia's peak Islamic body the Indonesian Ulama Council (MUI) believes that the Makassar Fashion Week phenomena has the potential to damage the younger generation's morals because the clothing worn is not in accordance with Islamic law (syariat Islam).
Agil Trisetiawan, Solo – The mayor of the Central Java city of Solo, Gibran Rakabuming Raka, says that he does not have a problem if the Citayam Fashion Week is adopted in Solo city.
Ardi Bayage, Yahukimo – The West Papua National Committee (KNPB) rejects violence in the struggle for West Papuan liberation. This was conveyed by KNPB spokesperson Ones Suhuniap on Saturday July 23 when speaking with Suara Papua.
Jayapura – The formation of new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua is still leaving problems in its wake, the latest being the issue of bribes allegedly paid by Merauke Regent Romanus Mbaraka to House of Representatives (DPR) lawmakers to change an article in the revised Special Autonomy (Otsus) L
Maurits Pardosi, Parapat – The Women 20 (W20) Summit held at Toba Lake in North Sumatra on July 20 has been greeted by demonstrations and sharp criticisms from rural women activists.
Jakarta – The Bogor Institute of Agriculture (IPB) student community Student Executive Council (BEM KM) has dismissed a BEM official for uploading a photograph with a rainbow flag background coinciding with Pride Month.
Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid is calling for an end to the cycle of violence in Papua following the killing of 11 civilians in Nduga regency on Saturday July 16.
Jakarta – Internet users or netizens are protesting a Communication and Information Technology Ministry (Kemenkominfo) policy of blocking technology companies such as WhatsApp, Facebook and Instagram if they fail to register as private Electronic System Providers (PSE).
Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Press Council Chairperson Azyumardi Azra says that a media which broadcasts communist, Marxist and Leninist ideas could be subject to imprisonment.
Jakarta – Residents of Wadas Village in Central Java from the Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) held a silent auction around their village on Thursday July 14.
Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Jakarta Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) have slammed allegations of police intimidation against CNN Indonesia and 20Detik journalists when they were covering the recent shooting of Br
Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) activists held a theatrical action in front of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Supervisory Board (Dewas) offices at the KPK Anti-Corruption Education Centre building in Jakarta on the afternoon of Friday July 15.
Abridged translation from a Kompas.com article titled Under RKUHP, the media could be subject to prosecution if they make criticisms without providing solution.