Human Rights in Indonesia: An Update

October 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Mānoa Campus, John A. Burns Hall, Room 3012 (Third Floor) Add to Calendar

President Joko Widodo assumed office in October 2014 and promised to tackle human rights problems in Indonesia. He released five Papuan political prisoners and opened up Papua for foreign journalists. But he has been slow to address other issues such as the mass killings in 1965, the rise of sectarian violence, and the reopening of hundreds of minority religion churches. Indonesian human rights researcher Andreas Harsono, a former journalist, will share his observations about the new administration’s progress on the human rights front.

Andreas Harsono has been an Indonesian researcher at Human Rights Watch since 2008. In Jakarta, he helped found the Alliance of Independent Journalists in 1994, the Institute for the Studies on Free Flow of Information in 1995, and in 2003 he helped create the Pantau Foundation, a journalist training organization. He also helped establish Bangkok’s South East Asia Press Alliance in 1998. He began his career as a reporter for the Bangkok-based Nation and the Kuala Lumpur-based Star newspapers, and he edited Pantau, a monthly magazine on media and journalism in Jakarta. In Indonesian Malay, his published books include Jurnalisme Sastrawi: Antologi Liputan Mendalam dan Memikat (with Budi Setiyono) and “Agama” Saya Adalah Jurnalisme.

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