Allan Nairn Slams Indonesian Press Freedom

Jakarta —  The US investigative journalist Allan Nairn stated that the overall state of press freedom in Indonesia is poor. The 2017 World Press Freedom Index...

We are… : An Editorial Note

The late and great Jim Morrison once said, “Whoever controls the media, controls the mind”. And that’s not what it seems, but that’s what’s...

3 Simple Ways to Fight Hate Speech and Misinformation

By Putri Aulia Faradina and Meghan Levana Don't have any idea how to tackle hate speech and misinformation on the internet? Well, check the following...

Student Media: What You Need to Know

What are Student Media? In short, student media are similar to commercial media (like Rappler, BBC), but they are run by students.  What Do Student Journalists...

World Press Freedom Day

Indonesia is hosting the World Press Freedom Day (WPFD) 2017 in Jakarta. Under the theme "Critical Minds for Critical Times: Media's Role Advancing Peaceful,...

(Not So) Little “White” Lies: How People Distrust the Media and How to Fix...

This is a short illustration of how fake news spread and misinformation happen: John reads some studies and concludes that the climate change is real....

Is A Good Coverage Worth Your Life?

The Indonesian Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) urges media companies to provide adequate safety equipment and training for their journalists. What is at stake? Insany Syahbarwaty is...

WPFD 2017: The Must-See Sessions

Selamat datang! Welcome to the World Press Freedom Day 2017 celebration, where you could speak up your mind and catch up on what's going on with...

Can we afford to save the media but also losing the nation?

“Can we afford to save the Philippines media and keep journalists safe but also lose our nation and democracy? I don’t know the answer,”...

Social Media, A Healthy Vehicle for Freedom of Expression

https://www.facebook.com/ade.armando.372/posts/10152907140402817 “Allah is not an Arabian. Surely Allah is happy when his verses are read in the style of Minang, Ambon, Chinese, Hip-hop, Blues…” Ade Armando’s...

Hoax: A Rising Concern in Indonesia

Hoaxes are a cause of concern in Indonesia. Agus Sudibyo, Chairman of the Indonesian Network of Anti-Hoax Reporters (JAWARAH) delivered the aforementioned statement during an...

Independence of the Media Challenged as Efforts for Countering Extremism Rise

With extremism in its many manifestations, a free and independent media can be a beacon of hope in sea of chaotic, violent debates. They...

Good Practices in Media and Information Literacy

By Meghan Levana and Putri Aulia Faradina Media and Information Literacy (MIL) is an effective way to prevent hate speech and misinformation. MIL can empower...