Police use excessive violence against Papuan demonstrators, journalist

Recent articles in Indonesia

Students wear masks while studying remotely using a free internet network provided by residents of a pavillion, Central Jakarta City, Indonesia, 2 September 2020, Arya Manggala / Opn Images/Barcroft Media via Getty Images

Indonesia’s proposed online intermediary regulation may be the most repressive yet

The internet regulation introduced in November 2020 by the Indonesian Ministry of Communication and Information Technology (Kominfo) seeks to tighten the government’s grip over digital content and users’ data.

Indonesia: New law hurts workers, indigenous groups

In response to the omnibus bill, street protests immediately broke out in more than three dozen cities, with police arresting hundreds of protesters and physically assaulting or destroying the equipment of at least 28 journalists.

Indonesia: Disturbing series of assaults on journalists

The International Federation of Journalists and the Alliance of Independent Journalists expressed concern over reports that several local journalists were harassed and attacked across Indonesia.