A newly-legislated Personal Data Protection Law 2022 and Sexual Violence Crimes Law seem promising for Indonesia’s digital rights landscape, but the country will need to continue ramping up its efforts to safeguard digital rights.
In the fourth ‘Cinemata Features’ spotlight, Annisa Adjam speaks about Indonesia’s independent creatives fields and her work in establishing organisations that address industry gaps in film education and female representation.
The Indonesian short film ‘Homebound’ follows the story of female migrant worker Tari and the challenges she faced while working abroad. Catch the multi-awarded film on Cinemata from December 15 to 21, 2022.
Organised by EngageMedia in partnership with SAFENet, the two-day forum in Jakarta on November 24 and 25 will discuss key issues in the country’s digital rights landscape.
In the last of a two-part series, lecturer Dr. Samsul Maarif and Project Multatuli membership manager Devina Heriyanto discuss how intersectoral solutions online and offline can help marginalised indigenous communities reclaim their narratives.
Dr. Samsul Maarif of Universitas Gadjah Mada and Devina Heriyanto of Project Multatuli tackle how and why mainstream narratives perpetuate discrimination against marginalised religious groups in Indonesia and what can be done to address the issue.
To counter online hate speech, community members are using creative mediums to promote diverse perspectives and rights-respecting discourse on the very platforms where hate speech is rampant.
Amid the rise in hate speech related to religion, civil society organisations in Indonesia are using creative online tactics to promote rights discourses. But to be more effective, an approach recognising the authority of religious figures is needed.
Imam Ardhianto, lecturer and chair of the University of Indonesia’s Media, Culture, and Research Center for Anthropological Studies, discusses religious social media movements in Indonesia and the impact on the country’s socio-political landscape.