Indonesia - Alerts
In a recent incident, journalist Joseph Dervish was attacked after reporting on allegations of fraud and budget misuse for a fishpond project.
It is believed that the sacking of journalist Luviana followed her and some of her co-workers raising concerns with their employer regarding the company's management.
Leiron Kogoya was travelling to Mulia to cover local elections in Jayapura when an unidentified armed group opened fire on the plane.
"There is no treason in freedom of expression shared peacefully," said PFF, while calling on Indonesian authorities to "follow through on the constitutional mandate to open up public spaces for all people of West Papua to share ideas safely with each other and their leaders."
Selpius Bobii, August Sananay Kraar, Dominikus Sorabut, Edison Waromi, and Forkorus Yaboisembut were convicted and sentenced to three years in prison for statements made at a Papuan People’s Congress in October 2011.
RSF urged authorities to shed light on the death of Darma Sahlan and not rule out the possibility that he was murdered in connection with his work.
AJI and its partners argue that the State Intelligence Law contains vague and broadly-defined articles. They have just filed a judicial review of the law at the Constitutional Court in Jakarta.
In a crackdown by the security forces on a peaceful pro-independence demonstration in Jayapura, at least three people were killed and dozens were injured.
After Papuan Peoples' Congress members read a declaration of independence from Indonesia, security forces shut down the gathering, beating and arresting protesters.
Civil society organisations say the bill poses a serious threat to journalistic freedoms and civil liberties while contradicting existing legislation.
Despite last week's conviction of its manager still being subject to appeal, the station was shut down and its transmission equipment was confiscated.
According to the station's president, Raymond Tan, the prosecution is the result of direct pressure by the Chinese government on the Indonesian authorities with the aim of preventing the station from broadcasting its programmes.
Approximately 500 pages of internal documents have come to light, exposing the military's surveillance of peaceful activists, politicians and clergy.
Erwin Arnada was jailed as a result of pressure from Front Pembela Islam (Front of Islamic Defenders), which objected to the magazine's publishing of photos of a bikini-clad model.
The youngest son of former president Suharto was awarded damages for a magazine article which described him as a "convicted murderer".
A group of organisations have issued a statement raising a number of fundamental flaws in the Intelligence bill.
A police spokesperson said the Chinese ambassador had asked the Indonesian government to restrict the activities of the Falun Gong movement in the country.
The incident reprtedly stemmed from an article in "The Orbit" alleging that a company was engaging in gambling by offering lottery tickets to its customers. Gambling is prohibited in Indonesia.
Gatot Machali is charged with "broadcasting without authorisation and disrupting neighbouring frequencies" under the Telecommunications Law and could be sentenced to six years in jail if found guilty.
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"Based on the package sent, the suspect clearly aims to silence Ulil Abshar Abdalla through murder," said Nezar Patria, president of AJI.