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,...

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...

The Murder of Udin: A Grim Memorial of Press Freedom in Indonesia

Yogyakarta -- Udin was lying on his bed on Aug. 13, 1996. It was an ordinary night for him. His wife, Marsiyem, was ironing clothes. A visitor knocked at his door at 10:30 p.m. Udin went out to meet his guest. Less than five minutes later, Marsiyem found her husband lying unconscious on the ground. The night ended as the beginning of a case that challenges the press freedom in Indonesia.

“Malaysia Boleh”: An Exclamation in Repressive Regime

Ilaiya Barathi Panneerselvam and Douglas Elliot   Jakarta—May 2, 2017 It is the battle cry of a nation that echoes across the land. Simply put, ‘Malaysia...

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...

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...

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...

(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....

In Journalism, Love Defeats Fear

The first thing he did after reaching the stage was putting a poster in front of his podium. It contains a picture of a...

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...