Arrest of Indonesian rights activist, member of Amnesty International Indonesia, and Jakarta State University lecturer, is reminder of authoritarian past.
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Facebook says it will not allow foreign-funded advertisements for an upcoming presidential election in Indonesia, the world’s third-largest democracy.
Indonesian forest fires through peat land, just two days after President Joko Widodo incorrectly claimed there’d been no fires for several years.
An Instagram account that published comic strips depicting the struggles of gay Muslims in Indonesia has disappeared from the site.
More than 200 Indonesian musicians rally against music bill being considered in the legislature that they say could limit freedom of expression.
Indonesian authorities should release and drop treason charges against three Papuan activists for peaceful advocacy in the Papua mining town of Timika.
Activists in Indonesia’s mountainous jungle-clad Papua region risked imprisonment collect 1.8 million signatures for petition calling for self-determination
Two months ahead of Indonesian presidential election, youths of the country are worried and many fear they may choose a growing option: non-voting.
The former governor, Basuki Tjahaja Purnama of Indonesian capital of Jakarta is free after spending nearly two years in prison on a blasphemy conviction.
Indonesia’s presidential debate highlights disagreements from corruption, bureaucratic system to combating terrorism, but also, showing lots of similarities.