News

March 2022

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 1, 2022

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is being urged to again declare his position in public on the discourse about extending the president's term in office.

February 2022

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 26, 2022

Jakarta – Civil society groups and the opposition suspect that the idea of postponing the 2024 legislative and presidential elections, which will impact on extending the president's term in office, has originated from a certain figure, not directly from any of the political pa

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 25, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo inaugurated the Poso Energy hydroelectric power plant (PLTA) in Central Sulawesi on Friday February 25.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 25, 2022

Vitorio Mantalean, Jakarta – The Indonesian Independent Journalist Alliance (AJI) has condemned the hacking and disinformation attacks against AJI General Chairperson Sasmito Madrim.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 25, 2022

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) is asking Coordinating Minister for Security, Politics and Legal Affairs Mahfud MD to apologise for his statements earlier this month on the conflict at Wadas Village in the Bener su

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 25, 2022

Tatang Guritno, Jakarta – Scores of Wadas Village residents in the Bener sub-district of Purworejo regency, Central Java, were arrested and detained by police.

West Papua
Suara Papua – February 22, 2022

Atamus Kepno, Jayapura – The preliminary court hearing against West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo was held at the Jayapura District Court in Abepura, Papua, on Monday February 21.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – February 21, 2022

Jakarta – Papua activist and West Papua National Committee (KNPB) international spokesperson Victor Yeimo was formally indicted on charges of treason at the Jayapura District Court in Papua on Monday February 21.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 20, 2022

Jakarta – One of the victims of gross human rights violations during the 1965 tragedy, Bedjo Untung, says he appreciates that the Dutch government has apologised to Indonesia for violence committed during the war of independence in 1945-1949.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 20, 2022

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) Chairperson Firli Bahuri has become the focus of public attention again after giving an award to his wife, Ardina Safitri, for writing a marching song and hymn for the KPK.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 18, 2022

Jakarta – The Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (Elsam) is urging the state to apologies over past mass gross human rights violations.

Indonesia
Suara Jogja – February 17, 2022

Eleonora PEW – Academics from a number of campuses have declared their opposition to the construction of an andesite rock quarry at Wadas Village. They are urging Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to revoke the environmental impact assessment (AMDAL) for the site.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 16, 2022

Jakarta – The Yogyakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH) says that in addition to the @Wadas_Melawan (@Wadas_Resists) Twitter account, eight other Twitter accounts belonging to Wadas Village residents have been suspended.

Indonesia
Liputan 6 – February 15, 2022

Delvira Hutabarat, Jakarta – In an upload on its Instagram social media account on Monday February 14, the Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) accused the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo of resembling the New Order regime under former president Su

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 15, 2022

Jakarta – The Confederation of United Indonesian Workers (KPBI) along with the National Student League for Democracy (LMND) held a symbolic action in front of the Ministry of Labour building on Tuesday February 15.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 13, 2022

Erna Dwi Lidiawati, Palu – A protest action by local people against mining activities in the Kasimbar sub-district of Parigi Moutong regency in Central Sulawesi on Saturday February 12 has claimed a life. One of the protesters named Aldi was reportedly killed.

West Papua
CNN Indonesia – February 12, 2022

Jakarta – The United Nations (UN) Human Rights Council has written to the Indonesian government asking for data and clarification related to alleged forced disappearances, the use of excessive force, torture and forced relocation in Papua and West Papua provinces for the perio

Indonesia
Kompas.com – February 11, 2022

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The Executive Director of the Indonesian Civic Network (Lima), Ray Rangkuti, is urging figures wanting to enter the contest as presidential candidates in 2024 to speak about substantive issues.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 10, 2022

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) and the Association of Families of Talangsari Lampung (PK2TL) believe that the government of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has failed to side with the victims of gross human rights violations in Ta

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – February 10, 2022

Jakarta – The Wadas Village Nature Concern Social Movement (Gempadewa) says that the visit by Central Java Governor Ganjar Pranowo to Wadas Village in Bener, Purworejo regency, on Wednesday February 9, was only to meet with people who support the construction of the andesite r