Tag Archives: Society

Civil Society Urges President to Respond to Democracy’s Setback

JAKARTA – Amnesty International Indonesia Director Usman Hamid said the quality of Indonesia’s democracy had declined. This condition is marked, among others, by the threat of freedom of expression, the weakening of accountability institutions, and the polarization that occurs among the public. Usman urged President Joko Widodo to respond to …

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Hong Kong Civil Society Continues to Decline

After a massive crackdown on pro-democracy opposition in Hong Kong that saw dozens of activists arrested and imprisoned, the authorities are now turning their attention to the city’s various civil society organizations. In recent months, several of Hong Kong’s leading opposition organizations have been dissolved, while repression has intensified there. …

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