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,...

“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...

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...

Safely covering foreign conflicts, Indonesian journalist got beaten in home country

Jakarta – Veteran war journalist Desi Fitriani shows disappointment when speaking about the attacks she experienced when covering rally in Jakarta recently. “I was sad...

(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....

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...

What Journalists Say about Their Job

In World Press Freedom Day 2017, journalists from various countries has shared their favorite moments of their profession. Frederico Walter – Timor Leste “I’m happy of...

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...

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...

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...

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...