Latest News – October 3, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Civil Society Coalition is urging President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo to publically apologise to the victims of the Kanjuruhan Stadium tragedy.

Coalition member Julius Ibrani from the Indonesian Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) said that an apology by Widodo would also be an admission of state responsibility for the tragedy which took 125 lives.

Merdeka – October 1, 2022

Winda Nelfira ( – Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan has officially become a member of the social organisation (ormas) Pancasila Youth (PP). Baswedan was installed as a member when he attended the official opening of the PP's National Leadership Board (MPN) Secretariat office at Jalan Teuku Cik Ditiro Number 56A in the elite Menteng suburb of Central Jakarta on Saturday October 1.

"Pak [Mr] Anies wants to become a Pancasila Youth member, not [just an] honorary member", said PP General Chairperson Japto Soerjosoemarno.

CNN Indonesia – 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 use the location provided by the police.

The protesters arrived at around 3.30 pm and began giving speeches in the middle of the three-way intersection in front of the Horse Statue.

RMOL Jakarta – September 30, 2022

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 to appear before a people's tribunal that will be held near the National Monument (Monas) in Central Jakarta on October 20.

The invitation was conveyed by BEM SI Kerakyatan Central Alliance Coordinator Abdul Kholik during a press conference following a protest action at the Horse statue near Monas on Friday September 30.

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Kostum Komik – July 30, 2022

According to the Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH), the Communication and Information Ministry’s (Kominfo) move to block a number of websites and applications on July 30 amounts to digital authoritarianism. – July 15, 2022

Press Council Chairperson Pers Azyumardi Azra says that there is an article in the Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP) which threatens the press if it criticises the government. The threat is contained in Article 218 on attacking the values and dignity of the president and vice president.

Kostum Komik – July 4, 2022

Former President Megawati Sukarnoputri, who is also the long-serving chair of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P), has been widely criticised for comments she made at the party's 2022 National Meeting on June 21.

Jakarta Post – June 17, 2022

Jakarta – Police will have to do a better job in explaining why they have arrested 23 people these last two weeks in connection with the Khilafatul Muslimin, a hitherto a little-known group that the authorities say aspires to turn Indonesia into an Islamic state.

Klik Times – September 24, 2022

Anggi Dwi Anggraeni, Jakarta – Thousands of people from various parts of Indonesia who are part of the Earth Needs Action (BBA) collective voiced their anxiety about the threat of the climate crisis through a Climate Strike in Jakarta action on Friday September 23. – September 23, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Solidarity Action Committee for Munir (KASUM) says that the composition of the Team for the Non-Judicial Resolution of Past Gross Human Rights Violations (PPHAM), which was recently formed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is problematic.

Alinea ID – September 22, 2022

Gempita Surya – A national survey by the polling group Charta Politika has revealed that more than 65 percent of respondents disagree with the recent fuel (BBM) price hike.

Kompas TV – September 21, 2022

Nadia Intan Fajarlie, Jakarta – Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy Chairperson Hendardi is doubtful about the function of the Team for the Non-Judicial Resolution of Past Gross Human Rights Violations (PPHAM) which has recently been formed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. – September 19, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti is asking the government to open access to information on the violence happening in Papua, and that the government stop hiding up this information, especially from the intern – September 19, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik has denied that the Free Papua Organisation (OPM) commander they met with recently was from a group cultivated by the TNI (Indonesian military) and the Polri (Indonesian police).