There are fears Indonesia’s democracy will slump further following a global trend of regimes restricting freedoms during the pandemic.
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Persecution of the Gafatar religious movement in Indonesia has been rife. Sadly, journalists are contributing to this through their reporting of a story.
A former officer in Indonesia’s special forces has filed a complaint with the country’s press council and police against prominent news magazine Tempo.
Indonesian President Joko says he will not tolerate anyone disturbing the country’s democratic process, after deadly clashes .
The lead-up to the May 22 official announcement of the results of the Indonesian presidential and legislative elections has been colored by disbelief.
Umar Madi is among more than 300 election officials who have reportedly died of exhaustion-related illnesses which has led to talks on reform.
Ten days after Indonesia held the world’s biggest single-day elections, more than 270 election staff have died, mostly of fatigue-related illnesses
Lawyers are challenging Indonesia’s incorporation of volatile Papua region into its territory in 1969 with a judicial review at the country’s highest court.
As Indonesia’s presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto stood on stage claiming a victory in this year’s general elections that few could believe.
On Wednesday, Indonesians go to the polls to determine their next president, no matter who wins, Indigenous people will lose.