Saidah Saleh Syamlan was sentenced to 10 months in jail in Indonesia for allegedly sending defamatory WhatsApp messages.
Index on Censorship urges that proposed legislation that would restrict artistic freedom be discarded.
A new book features 50 stories penned by Indonesian women journalists.
AJI said the president’s decision to reduce Susrama’s sentence has obstructed justice. In 2010, he had been found guilty of being the mastermind behind the killing of journalist Prabangsa.
Indonesia is urged to amend the law to uphold rights while meeting security concerns.
Aliansi Jurnalis Independen documents violent attacks and threats of layoffs plaguing Indonesian media in the past year.
A new law criminalizes criticism and ‘disrespect’ of the country’s parliament and its members.
The Indonesian military expelled BBC journalist Rebecca Henschke from Papua for “hurting soldiers’ feelings” with her social media reports.
The Indonesian police briefly detained an internet user for spreading memes that mocked House of Representatives Speaker Setya Novanto.
This is at least the fifth raid targeting LGBT people in private spaces in 2017.
Indonesia’s Attorney General’s Office rescinded a job notice that barred lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons from applying.
Dandhy Dwi Laksono was reported for a post that compared former Indonesian President Megawati Sukarnoputri with Burma’s Aung San Suu Kyi on their handling of the Papua and Rohingya issues.
Members of the Islamic Defenders Front visited the personal residences of media users accused of publishing derogatory posts against Rizieq Shihab, the organisation’s grand mufti, and forced them to issue a public apology.
Two recent cases of violence against journalists in Papua highlight the empty promise of Press Law protections in Indonesia’s easternmost province, as well as the false hopes of President Joko Widodo, who more than two years ago promised to open foreign press access to the area.