Stories about Indonesia

7 April 2017

Southeast Asian Leaders Use ‘Fake News’ to Justify Tighter Media Laws and Intimidate Their Critics

Singapore plans to update its Broadcasting Act, Philippine House Speaker is proposing to regulate social media, and Cambodian officials are mimicking Donald Trump by calling unfavorable news "fake".

2 November 2016

Netizen Report: Will Indonesians Enjoy the ‘Right to Be Forgotten’?

As Indonesians question a broad-reaching Right to Be Forgotten, Turkey blocks the Internet in Kurdistan, Vodafone lands in Iran, and Sweden takes a swipe at drone cameras.

10 October 2016

Indonesia Drafts New Ban on Cyberbullying, But Activists Say They're the Target

"The cyber law is used as an effective tool to spread fear against voices who want to unmask injustices in this country."

21 June 2016

Journalist Couple Attacked in Makassar, Indonesia

In Indonesia, violence against journalist happens regularly. Incidents like these often go unreported in the media, and perpetrators often go without punishment.

17 February 2016

Netizen Report: Medium Stands Up for Malaysian Investigative Journalists

The Malaysian government is now blocking the blogging platform Medium, in an apparent effort to censor the Malaysian investigative news organization Sarawak Report.

29 November 2015

Will Indonesia’s Police Circular on Hate Speech Suppress Freedom of Expression?

"This hands the police a powerful weapon, allowing it to decide what can and cannot be categorized as hate speech, and is absolutely problematic and dangerous."

2 October 2015

Indonesian Student Detained Under Cyber Law for Police Extortion Video

"Is defamation the reason for Adlun's arrest or was he arrested for revealing facts about police [behavior]?"

15 October 2014

Facebook's Zuckerberg Promotes Greater Internet Access in Indonesia

Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.

21 May 2014

Netizen Report: Indonesia Tries to Ban Vimeo For Sexual Content

This week's Netizen Report looks at looming social media censorship measures in Spain and Russia, and a possible "loosening" of online restrictions in Iran.

7 February 2014

Indonesia: Twitter Defamation Case Casts Shadow on Media Landscape

Media freedom advocates call for a revision of Indonesia's 'draconian' Internet law after a local Twitter celebrity was found guilty of defaming a politician.