Posts with tag: Freedom of expression

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.

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.

BRIN and the bureaucratisation of knowledge in Indonesia

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The co-opting of knowledge production by the state has a long history in Indonesia. The establishment of the National Research and Innovation Agency (BRIN) is just the latest example.

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.

Hackers, doxers and influencers: the limits of political participation on social media

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Six years into Jokowi’s presidency, the time for blind optimism about the democratic potential of social media is long gone, writes Ibnu Nadzir.

Talking Indonesia: digital attacks on activists and the media

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Who is responsible for digital attacks on activists and the media, and what effect do they have on Indonesian democracy? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Damar Juniarto in Talking Indonesia.

Digital democracy: Bintang Emon, buzzers and the itch to express

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Social media stars are playing an important role in shaping what democracy looks and feels like in the digital age, writes Tito Ambyo.

Best of 2019: Talking Indonesia

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2019 was a big year for Talking Indonesia. Here we present the 10 episodes that were most popular with podcast subscribers over the past year.

Talking Indonesia: the media and elections

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How do Indonesia's often politically active media bosses interfere in the lives of journalists? What are the implications of Jokowi’s victory for the media? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Hellena Souisa in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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