Democracy & Civil Rights

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June 2024

News/Indonesia – June 2, 2024

Ambaranie Nadia Kemala Movanita, Jakarta – The Institute for Public Research and Advocacy (ELSAM) has criticised the plan to give police the authority to conduct wiretaps, which is included in the revisions to the National Police Law (UU Polri).

May 2024

News/Indonesia – May 21, 2024

Novianti Setuningsih, Jakarta – Amnesty International Executive Director Usman Hamid says the ideals fought for related to civil freedoms have in fact been reversed on the 26th anniversary of the reformasi – the political reform proce

CNN Indonesia – May 16, 2024

Jakarta – President elect Prabowo Subianto gave a blunt answer when asked about concerns that democracy in Indonesia would weaken under his leadership when he was attending the Qatar Economic Forum on Wednesday May 15.

March 2024

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.

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.

News/Indonesia – 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

News/Indonesia – 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.

News/Indonesia – March 5, 2024

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

January 2024

Kompas – January 27, 2024

[From an oped piece in by Boni Hargens titled "Leaving Plato's Cave".]

Indo News – January 11, 2024

Jakarta – A study by the Institute for Development of Economics and Finance (INDEF) on the decline of democracy in Indonesia since 2020 found that the results were not pleasing. If this decline in democracy continues, the result is predicted to be worse than expected.