Indonesian court allows internet blocking amid social unrest

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Indonesia: Ministerial Regulation 5 will ‘exacerbate’ freedom of expression restrictions

ARTICLE 19 highlights its concerns regarding Indonesia’s Ministerial Regulation 5, which governs the functioning of private electronic systems operators.

President Joko Widodo bows to the members of parliament during his inauguration, at the Parliament building in Jakarta, Indonesia, 20 October 2019, Anton Raharjo/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images

Global coalition urges Indonesia Minister of ICT to repeal MR5

Several groups have sent an open letter to Indonesia’s Minister of Communication and Information Technology calling for the review and repeal of Ministerial Regulation 5, which was passed in 2020 containing regulations for private “electronic systems operators”. The letter said the rules undermine digital rights.

A fast food uses her smartphone while waiting for customers in Jakarta, Indonesia, 19 February 2021, BAY ISMOYO/AFP via Getty Images

Indonesia urged to suspend and revise new internet regulation

Human Rights Watch said Indonesia’s Ministerial Regulation 5 is “a tool for censorship that imposes unrealistic burdens on many digital services and platforms.”