The SAFEnet 2020 report says the situation of digital rights protection in Indonesia is in a stage one of digital authoritarianism.
SAFEnet monitor in some countries in Southeast Asia, the governments obviously use “fake news” as an excuse to silence criticism. While in some other, the government use “fake news” to justify their action against humanity.
On August 21, 2019, Indonesia ordered internet services to be temporarily blocked in Papua before partially lifting it on September 5, 2019. This incident followed similar internet shutdowns in Rakhine… Continue reading "What is the (Real) Point of an Internet Shutdown?"
With more than 1 million Indonesian users affected in the Facebook data-breach scandal, the National Police have decided to launch a criminal investigation into the case. On Wednesday, the police… Continue reading "Will Facebook Indonesia face criminal charges for data breach?"
This article first appear at New Mandala on November 1, 2017. On 12 April 2017, Thailand’s Ministry of Digital Economy and Society issued what the Bangkok Post called “a strange… Continue reading "Southeast Asian Cyberspace: Politics, Censorship, Polarisation"