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March 2024

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 18, 2024

Jakarta – A number of civil society groups have criticised the move by the government which is planning to allow active Indonesian military (TNI) and police (Polri) officers to fill state civil service (ASN) positions.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 18, 2024

Jakarta – A number of groups that make up the civil society coalition consider the Indonesian government through its delegation provided contradictory information on the state of Indonesia's human rights at an International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR) hearing in Geneva, Switzerland, on Tuesday March 12.

Indonesia
Kompas TV – March 18, 2024

Isnaya Helmi, Jakarta – A demonstration by a number of protesters in front of the General Elections Commission (KPU) offices in Menteng, Central Jakarta, has continued into the night on Monday March 18.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 16, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – The criminal case files on a defendant in the 2004 murder of renowned human rights activist Munir Said Talib, former State Intelligence Agency (BIN) Deputy Muchdi Purwoprandjono or Muchdi PR, are considered to be enough evidence to

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 15, 2024

Icha Rastika, Jakarta – The National Human Rights Commission (Komnas HAM) asked about the case dossier on the results of an investigation by the Fact Finding Team (TPF) that looked into the 2004 assassination of renewed human rights defender Munir Said Talib when it questioned

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 15, 2024

Jakarta – A number of people calling themselves the People's Challenge Coalition for Democracy (KARAM) set fire to tyres in front of the General Elections Commission (KPU) offices in Jakarta on Friday March 15.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 14, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – Presidential Chief of Staff Moeldoko has responded to a call by Gajah Mada University (UGM) academics who want to hold a people's court to address allegations of fraud in the 2024 general elections.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 14, 2024

Sleman – The Yogyakarta Islamic University (UII) academic community held a ceremony in which they placed flowers on a grave (tabur bunga) on Thursday March 14 to commemoration of the death of democracy in Indonesia.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 14, 2024

Jakarta – Higher education academics from across Greater Jakarta (Jabodetabek) have issued a "Salemba Call" to urge various parties to return Indonesian democracy and state administration to the right path.

West Papua
Suara Papua – March 14, 2024

Stevanus Yogi, Paniai – A Russian tourist and photographer named Shmatov Ivan Aleksandrovich was arrested by security forces in Earotali, East Paniai district, Paniai regency, Central Papua, on Monday March 11.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 13, 2024

Aryo Putranto Saptohutomo, Jakarta – The government's discourse on involving active members of the TNI-Polri (Indonesian military and police) in filling state civil service (ASN) positions is seen as violating the function and competencies of the two institutions.

Indonesia
Detik.com – March 12, 2024

Jauh Hari Wawan S, Sleman – The Gajah Mada University (UGM) academic community has issued a statement through the "Campus Accuses: Uphold Ethics and the Constitution, Strengthen Democracy" movement, in which they criticised the current state of democracy and called for the restoration of ethics and the constitution that h

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 10, 2024

Jakarta – As many as 50 anti-corruption activists and former employees of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) have sent letters to a number of political party leaders to encourage them to initiate a right of inquiry into allegations of fraud in the

Indonesia
Tempo – March 8, 2024

Rachel Farahdiba Regar, Jakarta – On Friday March 8, the Jogja International Women's Day (IWD) Committee held an action in the Central Java city of Yogyakarta to commemorate IWD with the theme being the call "Let's take it back".

Indonesia
Kompas.id – March 8, 2024

Sonya Hellen Sinombor – Hundreds of women from various women's organisations commemorated International Women's Day (IWD) 2024 by marching from the Election Supervisory Board (Bawaslu) offices to the National Monument (Monas) area in Central Jakarta on Friday March 8.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 8, 2024

Jakarta – The Labour Movement with the People (GEBRAK) alliance held a demonstration next to the Arjuna Wiwaha or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Friday afternoon, March 8, during which hundreds of women workers conveyed their aspirations on International Women's Day (IWD).

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 7, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – As many as 48 civil society organisations sent a subpoena to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo regarding alleged fraud in the 2024 elections.

Indonesia
Detik.com – March 7, 2024

Tina Susilawati, Jakarta – The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) has released its annual report in which it noted that there were 401,975 cases of violence against women throughout 2023.

Indonesia
CNN Indonesia – March 7, 2024

Jakarta – Protesters calling themselves the People's Justice Movement demonstrated in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on Thursday March 7 demanding that the House use its right of inquiry into election fraud.

Indonesia
Kompas.com – March 5, 2024

Dani Prabowo, Jakarta – Defense Minister Prabowo Subianto says that democracy in Indonesia is still messy and very costly.