4:51 pm December 17, 2014 | 2 Comments
Bogor’s GKI Yasmin, a protestant congregation exiled from its own church following a campaign by local Muslim hard-liners in 2010, has asked police to secure its Christmas service.
10:56 am December 16, 2014 | 4 Comments
The execution of five death-row inmates is likely to be conducted this week, an official revealed on Monday, as activists and academics continue to condemn the plan.
5:08 pm December 14, 2014 | 2 Comments
The Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) says it will report the Indonesian government to the United Nations over its plan to execute five prisoners this month.
12:22 am December 13, 2014 | 18 Comments
The congregation of an illegally sealed-off church in Bogor have called on President Joko Widodo and the city’s mayor, Bima Arya Sugiarto, to keep their campaign promises to reopen the church, as they prepare to celebrate another Christmas on the sidewalk.
12:22 am December 13, 2014 | 2 Comments
Indonesian President Joko Widodo must form a fact-finding team to investigate a bloody police crackdown on protesters in Paniai district, Papua, that saw five people killed, a prominent clergyman has said.
5:01 pm December 12, 2014 | 9 Comments
The Independent Journalists Alliance (AJI) has condemned the arrest of The Jakarta Post's editor-in-chief Meidyatama Suryodiningrat on trumped up blasphemy charges.
1:02 pm December 11, 2014 | 12 Comments
In an in-depth interview with the Jakarta Globe in October, US filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer speaks about his two award-winning documentaries on the 1965-66 anti-communist purge in Indonesia that left up to half a million people dead — about what he hoped the films would achieve for a nation still in denial and how the process of making them affected him.
9:46 pm December 10, 2014 | 11 Comments
Military officials in Malang have blocked public screenings of the documentary “The Look of Silence” by award-winning filmmaker Joshua Oppenheimer, on the grounds that the subject matter — the 1965-66 purge of some half a million suspected communist sympathizers — could provoke unrest.
9:44 pm December 10, 2014 | No Comment
Yaya Sung, a graduate of Pelita Harapan University’s School of Graphic Design and Visual Communication, staged her first solo exhibition titled “Refusing to Stay Silent” at Omah Munir in Batu, East Java, the former home of slain human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, who was murdered 10 years ago this year.
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