Democracy & Civil Rights

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April 2023

News/Indonesia – April 13, 2023

Singgih Wiryono, Jakarta – The National Commission on Human Rights (Komnas HAM) has released its 2022 annual report which notes that democracy in the era of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has suffered a regression.

This was one of the findings in Komnas HAM's 2022 Annual Report that was released on Wednesday April 12.

October 2022

CNN Indonesia – October 20, 2022

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) believes that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has played a significant role in the state of democracy in Indonesia which is collapsing.

The Kontras made this assessment in commemorating three years under the leadership of Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Ami, which falls on October 20.

August 2022

CNN Indonesia – August 23, 2022

Jakarta – President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo believes that the democratic climate in Indonesia at the moment is very liberal. According to Widodo, a sign of this is freedom of expression which is increasingly free.

Widodo expressed this view while at the same time denying that under his leadership, the public believes that freedom of expression is lacking.

July 2022

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 System Providers (PSE).

April 2022

CNN Indonesia – April 10, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's statement asking his ministers to not talk about extending his term in office was an ambiguous sentence.

YLBHI Chairperson Muhammad Isnur says that Widodo's statement did not explicitly state that extending the president's term in office conflicts with the constitution or is dangerous.

March 2022

CNN Indonesia – March 2, 2022

Jakarta – The Indonesian Legal Aid Foundation (YLBHI) says that postponing the 2024 legislative and presidential elections is an insult to the Constitution and will perpetuate the authoritarian practices of the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin.

February 2022

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 Suharto.

January 2022

Radar Tegal – January 16, 2022

Jakarta – A circular requiring students from the Parahyangan Catholic University (Unpar) to follow a public lecture by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Monday January 17 has gone viral on social media. Unpar rector Mangadar Situmorang has finally responded to the controversy.

October 2021

News/Indonesia – October 24, 2021

Jakarta – The Jakarta Legal Aid Foundation (LBH Jakarta) has given a red report card to the administration of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin marking their second year in office on October 20. The LBH Jakarta highlighted a number of issues in the report ranging from corruption to democracy.

News/Indonesia – October 19, 2021

Rahel Narda Chaterine, Jakarta – Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) Coordinator Fatia Maulidiyanti says that democracy in Indonesia has slowly died over the last two years of President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo and Vice President Ma'ruf Amin's administration.