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, enjoying significant political and media pluralism and undergoing multiple, peaceful transfers of power. Significant challenges persist, including systemic corruption, discrimination and violence against minority groups, conflict in Papua, and the politicized use of defamation and blasphemy laws.

Freedom on the Net 2023

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.

Iranian people in Izmir protest the death of Mahsa Amini by the morality police in Iran.

Freedom in the World — Indonesia Country Report

Indonesia is rated Partly Free in Freedom in the World 2023, Freedom House's annual study of political rights and civil liberties worldwide.

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