Freedom of Speech & Expression

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December 2021

News/Indonesia – December 13, 2021

Bangun Santoso, Yosea Arga Pramudita – Amnesty International Indonesia has released its 2021 End of Year Report which covers human rights violations that have occurred in Indonesia over the last year. According to the report, human rights defends are one of the groups which are most at risk.

CNN Indonesia – December 10, 2021

Jakarta – The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says that efforts to fight for human rights have been increasingly eroded during President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's second term in office.

CNN Indonesia – December 9, 2021

Jakarta – Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (Safenet) Executive Director Damar Juniarto has revealed that digital attacks, primarily against activists, increased on 2020-2021. This mostly happened when there was public opposition to certain government policies.

News/West Papua – December 1, 2021

Ambon – A demonstration by scores of Papuan students commemorating 60 years of West Papua independence in the city of Ambon, Maluku province on Wednesday December 1, ended in chaos after it was forcibly broken up by police.

News/West Papua – December 1, 2021

Dhias Suwandi, Jayapura – Police have arrested seven youths – along with an eighth who recorded the action – who raised the Morning Star flag on the grounds of the Cenderawasih Sports Centre (GOR) in Jayapura city on Wednesday December 1.

The Cenderawasih Sports Centre is located next the Papua regional police headquarters.

November 2021

Detik News – November 24, 2021

Wilda Hayatun Nufus, Jakarta – The Indonesian police (Polri) will hold a protest speech contest – the winner of which will receive an Indonesian police chief trophy – to coincide with the momentum of International Human Rights Day which is commemorated on December 10 each year.

CNN Indonesia – November 18, 2021

Jakarta – A coalition of non-government organisations (NGOs) believes that the government is anti-criticism because it often responds to criticism with threats of criminalisation and audits.

CNN Indonesia – November 17, 2021

Jakarta – Coordinating Minister for Maritime Affairs and Investment (Menko Marves) Luhut Binsar Panjaitan has threatened to audit non-government organisations (NGOs) after accusing them of spreading incorrect information.

News/Indonesia – November 15, 2021

Haryanti Puspa Sari, Jakarta – Greenpeace Indonesia global forest campaign head Kiki Taufik says they regret that their criticisms of the data on deforestation conveyed in President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's speech at the COP26 climate change conference in Glasgow have ended in them being reported to the police.

CNN Indonesia – November 14, 2021

Jakarta – The secretary general of the Legal Mafia Eradication Committee, Husin Shahab, has reported two Greenpeace activists to the Jakarta Metro Jaya regional police using the Information and Electronic Transaction Law (ITE Law).