News

April 2021

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 14, 2021

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – The Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) recorded 147 digital attacks in 2020, the majority of which targeted groups that are often critical of the government such as academics, journalists and activists.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 14, 2021

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto say that the state of freedom of expression in digital space worsened in 2020.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 12, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia Executive Director Usman Hamid says that if the truth is not revealed, if there is no acknowledgement of a crime and the perpetrators are not held accountable, then there can be no reconciliation of gross human rights v

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 12, 2021

Maharani, Jakarta – Indonesian police (Polri) chief General Listyo Sigit Prabowo launched TV Polri and Radio Polri at the national police public relations division building in Jakarta on Monday April 12.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 9, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the judicial and legal system in Indonesia has yet to create a deterrent for corruptors.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 9, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that since 2015 the government has formed numerous bodies and mooted various ideas to resolve cases of past gross human rights violations but in the end they have come to nothin

West Papua
Kompas.com – April 8, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is concerned that the discourse on labeling armed crimiAccording to Amar, it is appropriate nal groups (KKB) in Papua as terrorists will give rise to the misuse of power.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 8, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – Amnesty International Indonesia recorded 132 cases of violations of freedom of expression which were suffered by social groups in 2020.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 7, 2021

Jakarta – Amnesty International's annual report has found that the human rights situation in Indonesia worsened in 2020.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 6, 2021

Jakarta – A survey by Saiful Mujani Research and Consulting (SMRC) has found that people are becoming increasingly afraid of speaking about politics and of arbitrary arrest by police.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 6, 2021

Jakarta – The Setara Institute for Peace and Democracy recorded 180 incidents and 412 acts which violated freedom of religion and belief (KBB) in Indonesia in 2020. The majority were committed by state actors.

Indonesia
Suara.com – April 5, 2021

Bangun Santoso and Stephanus Aranditio – It was not just President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo. The wedding of YouTuber Atta Halilintar and actress Aurel Hermansyah was attended by a number of senior government officials, including Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – April 5, 2021

Jakarta – Indonesian Forum for the Environment (Walhi) Executive Director Umbu Wulang T. Paranggi says that the flash floods and landslides in 10 regencies and cities in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) were triggered by damage to the environment.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – April 3, 2021

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) believes that the termination of the investigation into the Bank Indonesia Liquidity Support (BLBI) funds corruption case involving Sjamsul Nursalim and his wife Itjih Sjamsul Nursalim by the Corruption Eradication Commis

March 2021

West Papua
Suara Papua – March 31, 2021

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – Scores of activists from the Papua People's Solidarity Against Racism (SPMR) held a free speech forum in front of the Elin traffic light intersection in Sorong city, West Papua province.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 30, 2021

Achmad Nasrudin Yahya, Jakarta – The Munir Human Rights Museum and the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) have archived 1,864 documents on the struggle of the late human rights defender Munir Said Thalib.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 29, 2021

Jakarta – A Tempo journalist in the East Java provincial capital of Surabaya, Nurhadi, was abused and threatened when investigating a case of alleged tax bribery involving the former director of investigations at the Directorate General of Taxes at the Finance Ministr

West Papua
KBR – March 25, 2021

Arjuna Pademme, Jayapura – The government appears to be at a loss as to how to quell the struggle by the Free Papua Organisation or OPM with its plan to designate Papua independence organisations as terrorist groups.

West Papua
Antara News – March 22, 2021

Genta Tenri Mawangi, Jakarta – The National Counterterrorism Agency (BNPT) plans to propose that armed criminal groups (KKB) in Papua and the Free Papua Organisations (OPM) be designated as terrorist organisations.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 22, 2021

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) says that state financial losses as a consequence of corruption increased four-fold in 2020.