August 2023

Java Post – August 31, 2023

Tazkia Royyan Hikmatiar – A 2023 Press Freedom Index (IKP) survey conducted by the Press Council found a significant decline compared to 2022, with the IKP dropping to 71.57 from 77.87 points in 2022.

Detik Jabar – August 31, 2023

Rifat Alhamidi, Bandung – Journalists from four organisations in Bandung, West Java (Jabar), held a demonstration at the Vanda Park on Thursday August 31. In their demands, they condemned the violence by police during a clash between police and Dego Elos residents on August 14.

Indonesia – August 30, 2023

Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – A 1965 exile who resides in Amsterdam, Holland, Sri Budiarti or Ning, has related her experience of being berated and accused of being a member of the now-defunct Indonesian Women's Movement (Gerwani).

Indonesia – August 29, 2023

Nirmala Maulana Achmad, Jakarta – The government is being asked to set history straight on incidents of past gross human rights violations by writing an official national history book.

Detik News – August 27, 2023

Wilda Hayatun Nufus, Jakarta – A former victim of human rights abuses, Sungkono has questioned President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's failure to apologise for the 1965 mass killings.

Berita Satu – August 26, 2023

Muhamad Aulia, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) has revealed that it has found three more former corruption convicts that have been nominated as legislative candidates (caleg) in the 2024 elections. This brings the total so far to 15 candidates from an earlier total of 12.

Indonesia – August 26, 2023

Dian Erika Nugraheny, Jakarta – Activists who are part of the Reject Forgetting Coalition commemorated what would have been the 60th birthday of missing poet and activist Wiji Thukul at the National Gallery in Gambir, Central Jakarta, on Saturday August 26.

Indonesia – August 24, 2023

Fitria Chusna Farisa, Jakarta – The endorsement or support of a presidential candidate by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo will of course influence voters' political preferences. The head of state's endorsement however is not that significant.

Indonesia – August 24, 2023

Ardito Ramadhan, Jakarta – The results of a Kompas Research & Development (Litbang Kompas) survey between July 27 and August 7 show that there are 10 political parties whose electability is below 4 percent.

West Papua
Suara Papua – August 24, 2023

Onoy Lokobal, Wamena – The Republic of Indonesia delegation, who are taking part in the 22nd Melanesian Spearhead Group (MSG) Leaders Summit (KTT) in Port Vila, the capital city of Vanuatu, staged a "walkout" during a session on Wednesday August 23.

Indonesia – August 22, 2023

Syakirun Niam, Jakarta – Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) researcher Kurnia Ramadhana is asking ruling Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) Chairperson Megawati Sukarnoputri to pressure the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to

West Papua – August 19, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Former Jakarta governor and presidential hopeful from the Coalition for Change and Unity (KPP), Anies Baswedan, says that the solution to the armed conflict in Papua is policies that create to a sense of justice.

Indonesia – August 18, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo is being asked to stop pursuing political goals and policies that are considered to lean in the direction of liberalism or are capitalistic.

CNN Indonesia – August 16, 2023

Jakarta – The Capital City Civil Society Coalition held a demonstration in front of the Jakarta City Hall on Wednesday August 16. They were urging the Jakarta provincial government to immediately overcome the worsening problem of air pollution.

West Papua
Suara Papua – August 15, 2023

Jayapura – After a peaceful action in Sentani was forcibly broken up by police on the morning of August 15, demonstrators from the Jayapura West Papua National Committee (KNPB) decided to hold a free speech forum at the Zakeus field in Pandang Bulan, Abepura, J

West Papua
Suara Papua – August 15, 2023

Agus Pabika, Sentani – One person was arrested and scores of others beaten black and blue by a joint unit of police and military when they forcibly broke up a peaceful action by the West Papua National Committee (KNPB) in the Sentani area of Jayapura regency, Papua, on the morning of Tuesday August 15.

CNN Indonesia – August 14, 2023

Jakarta – As many as 30 people from the Domestic Workers Alliance (PRT Alliance) began a hunger strike in front of the House of Representatives (DPR) building in Jakarta on Monday August 14.

Indonesia – August 11, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – Asia Justice and Rights (AJAR) Director Galuh Wandita is questioning the Indonesian government's commitment to resoling humanitarian crimes because it still has not signed the United Nations convention on genocide.

CNN Indonesia – August 10, 2023

Thousands of workers from the Confederation of the All-Indonesian Workers Union (KSPSI) and the Indonesian Trade Union Congress Alliance Confederation (KASBI) rallied in front of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) building on Jalan MH Thamrin in Central Jakarta on Thursday August 10.

Indonesia – August 9, 2023

Jakarta – The Labour Party held a mass rally at the Arjuna Wijaya or Horse Statue in Central Jakarta on Wednesday August 9 involving four trade union confederations, 60 national labour federations, the Indonesian Farmers Union (SPI), the Urban Consortium, the National Network for Domestic Workers Advocacy