News

July 2022

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 27, 2022

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 la

Indonesia
Tribune Solo – July 27, 2022

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.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 25, 2022

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.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 20, 2022

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 Specia

Indonesia
Tribune Medan – July 20, 2022

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.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 19, 2022

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.

West Papua
Kompas.com – July 19, 2022

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.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 18, 2022

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 Sys

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 15, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Press Council Chairperson Azyumardi Azra says that a media which broadcasts communist, Marxist and Leninist ideas could be subject to imprisonment.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 15, 2022

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.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 15, 2022

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 r

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 15, 2022

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

Aceh
CNN Indonesia – July 14, 2022

Jakarta – The Aceh representative office of the National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) says that it has handed over three alleged cases of gross human rights violations which occurred in Tanah Rencong – as Aceh is known – to Attorney General ST Burhanuddin.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 14, 2022

Reiner Brabar, Jayapura – Following an earlier call by the Papua People's Petition (PRP) and despite being marred by police blockades, forced dispersals and assaults on protesters, simultaneous mass actions were held in various parts of the country on Thursday July 14, .

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 13, 2022

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The Community Legal Aid Institute (LBHM) is urging the government to immediately conduct research into the benefits of cannabis for medical purposes.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 11, 2022

orio Mantalean, Jakarta – Year by year, space for digital freedom in Indonesia is narrowing.

West Papua
Suara Papua – July 11, 2022

Reiner Brabar, Sorong – The Papuan public's reaction to the central government's decision to form new autonomous regions (DOB) in Papua has been divided with some groups opposing it and other supporting it. This division has the potential to trigger social conflicts.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – July 11, 2022

Jakarta – The results of an Indonesian Political Indicator survey show that the majority of respondents agree that people are finding it more difficult to hold demonstrations and the police are increasingly likely to arbitrarily arrest those who have different views to those i

Indonesia
Kompas.com – July 11, 2022

Irfan Kamil, Jakarta – The results of a Kompas research and development (Litbang) survey show that the majority of respondents or as many as 89.3 percent admit to not to knowing that there is a plan to enact a new Draft Criminal Code (RKUHP).

Indonesia
Tempo – July 8, 2022

Mutia Yuantisya, Jakarta – The Lintas Student Press Institute (LPM) Defenders Coalition is asking the Ambon State Administrative Court or the PTUN to be wise and just in its ruling on a lawsuit against the shutdown of the Ambon State Institute of Islamic Studies (IAIN) student