Posted in: Law

Academic freedom: another victim of the ITE law?

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The sentencing of Syiah Kuala University lecturer Saiful Mahdi for defamation is another devastating blow to academic freedom, and freedom of expression more broadly, in Indonesia.

Obesity worsens Covid-19. It’s time for Indonesia to get serious about tackling it.

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The pandemic represents an opportunity for the government to address obesity more seriously and introduce legislation to curb access to unhealthy food and beverages.

Talking Indonesia: the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK)

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How have the amendments to the Law on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) affected the agency's ability to investigate corruption cases? What lies ahead for anti-corruption efforts in Indonesia? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Ahmad Khoirul Umam in Talking Indonesia.

Mural controversies expose the poor health of Indonesian democracy

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The repressive police response to three murals criticising the government's management of the Covid-19 pandemic is just another sign of the rapidly declining health of Indonesian democracy.

Does Indonesia really need a land bank?

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Plans for a new national land bank need to consider how the institution would meet the government’s goals – and benefit the people.

A solution to conflict over houses of worship at last?

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Conflicts over houses of worship are caused in part by a problematic legal framework – this may be about to change

The destruction of the KPK flags the failure of democratic legal reform in Indonesia

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As depressing as it is, the destruction of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is not surprising. It is a sign of the limits of institutional approaches in advancing democratic legal reform in Indonesia.

An administrative war at the KPK: employees versus leadership

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The decimation of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) has escalated over the past month, with the sudden dismissal of some of the commission's most dedicated employees.

Attempts to revise draconian ITE Law stumble

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The Information and Electronic Transactions Law has become so distorted from its original function that it has now emerged as one of the greatest threats to freedom of expression in Indonesia.

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