Demonstration of students from various universities who rejected the policies of the government that could cripple democracy in Indonesia. Yogyakarta, Indonesia. 23 September 2019. Editorial credit: Rongaphotography /


Indonesia has made impressive democratic gains since the fall of an authoritarian regime in 1998, establishing significant pluralism in politics and the media and undergoing multiple, peaceful transfers of power between parties. However, the country continues to struggle with challenges including systemic corruption, discrimination and violence against minority groups, conflict in the Papua region, and the politicized use of defamation and blasphemy laws.

People gather in Myanmar to protest the February 1, 2021 military coup. (Image credit: Stringer/Anadolu Agency via Getty Images)

Freedom in the World — Indonesia Country Report

Indonesia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2022, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.


Freedom on the Net— Indonesia Country Report

Indonesia is rated Partly Free in Freedom on the Net, Freedom House's comprehensive study of internet freedom around the globe.

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