News

March 2022

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – March 15, 2022

Jakarta – Several demonstrators opposing regional decentralisation or new autonomous regions (DOB) in Yahukimo regency, Papua, have died after being shot by police.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 12, 2022

Jakarta – The claim that a postponement of the 2024 elections is supported by some 110 million people on social media, which was made by Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan, has been dismissed as impossible unless there was a mark

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – March 11, 2022

Jakarta – Police arrested a total of 90 Papuan students during a protest action which ended in chaos near the Presidential Palace complex in Central Jakarta on Friday March 11.

West Papua
Kompas.com – March 9, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Chairperson Ahmad Taufan Damanik hopes that peace talks between Papua and Jakarta can begin to be held this year.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – March 8, 2022

Jakarta – Papua Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) Director Emanuel Gobay says that hundreds of Cendrawasih University (Uncen) students took to the streets on Tuesday March 8 to hold actions opposing the creation of new provinces in Papua.

Indonesia
Detik News – March 8, 2022

Anggi Muliawati, Jakarta – Protesters calling themselves the Women's Organisation held a rally at the Horse Statue in Central Jakarta commemorating International Women's Day (IWD) 2022 on March 8 in which they demanded the immediate enactment of the Draft Law on Sexual Violenc

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 8, 2022

Jakarta – Workers from the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) urged the government to pay attention to working women during a commemoration of International Women's Day (IWD) on Tuesday March 8.

Indonesia
Detik Jabar – March 8, 2022

Sudirman Wamad, Bandung – An alliance of women's organisations held a protest action in front of the Gedung Sate building (governor's office) in the West Java provincial capital of Bandung today to commemorate International Women's Day (IWD).

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 8, 2022

Jakarta – Hundreds of workers held a demonstration in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on Tuesday in the context of commemorating International Women's Day (IWD) in which they demanded that the government revoke the Job Creation Law.

Indonesia
Suara Jogja – March 8, 2022

The issue of sexual violence is still encountered in every layer of society, including the office environment and educational institutions.

Indonesia
Selalu.id – March 8, 2022

The commemoration of International Women Days (IWD) was marked by a peaceful action in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya on Tuesday March 8. Taking up the theme "Fighting gender discrimination", the protest by women activists was held at the Surabaya Square.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – March 7, 2022

Jakarta – Scores of Papuan activists held a protest action in front of the Army Strategic Reserves Command (Green Berets) headquarters in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Monday March 7. They demanded that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo withdraw military troops from Papua.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – March 7, 2022

Jakarta – Scores of Papuan students held a protest action at the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) building in Jakarta on Monday March 7 urging the commission to immediately resolve cases of human rights violations in Papua.

Indonesia
Suara.com – March 4, 2022

Agung Sandy Lesmana – The Milk Tea Alliance Indonesia has held a protest action against the war between Russia and the Ukraine which they say has resulted in civilian casualties, humanitarian violations and war crimes.

Indonesia
Kabar Nusa – March 4, 2022

Denpasar – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet), a regional organisation which defends digital rights, says that digital attacks against critical groups in Indonesia have taken on an increasingly political nuance.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 2, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that postponing the 2024 legislative and presidential elections is an insult to the Constitution and will perpetuate the authoritarian practices of the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice Presiden

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 2, 2022

Dian Erika N, Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is furious with TNI (Indonesian military) and Polri (Indonesian police) personnel who have been discussing their dislike of the government's policy of moving the national capital (IKN) to East Kalima

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 2, 2022

Jakarta – National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) Commissioner Choirul Anam has revealed that the TNI (Indonesian military) and the Polri (Indonesian police) were involved in the case of a human cage found last month at the home of non-active Langkat Regent Terbit Rencan

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 1, 2022

Denpasar – The head of the Balinese Justice and Human Rights Ministry, Jamaruli Manihuruk, has stated that they will deport foreign nationals involved in protest actions against the Russian-Ukraine war.

Indonesia
JPNN Bali – March 1, 2022

Denpasar – Plans by Ukrainian nationals in Bali to hold a solidarity action against the Russian invasion at the Renon Square in the Balinese provincial capital of Denpasar on the afternoon of Monday March 1 were dashed by police.