Indonesia’s new criminal code puts at risk the basic rights of millions. LGBT people, and religious minorities will be particularly affected.
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News about the struggle for better democracy in Indonesia. According to Freedom House, "Presidents and vice presidents can serve up to two five-year terms, and all legislators also serve five-year terms as decades of reform have brought progress". Also check out our section on World Democracy.
The Year Of Living Dangerously For Indonesian Democracy
As a young and rapidly developing nation, Indonesia naturally faces numerous challenges among which is the preservation of democracy.
Press Freedom Is Under Attack In Indonesia
While some actors, including in the judiciary, are fighting to protect journalists in Indonesia, others are actively waging a battle them.
The Macbethian Tragedy Of Indonesian Democracy
In Indonesia, youth are mourning the demise of democracy. Their vigil was a colorful gathering that devolved into violence on April 11th.
Indonesia’s Democracy To Be Worse Off After Jokowi
A postponement of Indonesia’s next elections as proposed by President Joko Widodo advisors could be harmful the country’s democracy.
Indonesia’s Economics Democracy Turns Into Oligarchy
In Indonesia, no different with Russia, the absence of free competition has given rise to its own economic pathology, namely oligarchy.
Consolidating Indonesia’s Deteriorating Democracy
There are fears Indonesia’s democracy will slump further following a global trend of regimes restricting freedoms during the pandemic.
Journalists in Indonesia whip up persecution of Gafatar religious movement
Persecution of the Gafatar religious movement in Indonesia has been rife. Sadly, journalists are contributing to this through their reporting of a story.
Prominent Indonesian News Magazine Tempohas Reported to Police
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.
Clashes in Jakarta in Wake of President Joko’s Reelection
Indonesian President Joko says he will not tolerate anyone disturbing the country’s democratic process, after deadly clashes .