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    The Jakarta Post , 30 April 2021
    Title : ITE Law won't be revised but guidelines will be issued on its use: Minister
    By : A. Muh. Ibnu Aqil

    [The government has decided not to amend the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law despite calls, including from President...

    Coordinating Political, Legal and Security Affairs Minister Mahfud MD said the country still needed the law to anticipate changes in the digital world. “We still need the ITE Law to regulate the digital world. That’s why we won’t repeal it,” ...However, the minister added, the government acknowledged the need to slightly adjust the law to prevent misinterpretation and unequal law enforcement among security forces that often leads to the criminalization of online speech...

    According to the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet), the police received nearly 800 cases using the law between 2016 and 2020. Around 90% of the people charged of violating the law ended up getting a prison sentence.]

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    Is there any indication of what subjects are forbidden? In sync with lobby groups,  say from the USA,  with special interests? Or offending government officials (ie, embarrassing them)? The incitement to violence is pretty standard stuff so no need to highlight it UNLESS it's tied to speech some people don't like
    If you've any more details,  would be interesting. Thanks 


    • #3
      Originally posted by marcoinjava View Post
      Is there any indication of what subjects are forbidden?...

      What I understood from quickly reading UU no.19 Year 2016 , the subjects are :
      Note : Please check yourself at UU no.19 Tahun 2016 and maybe UU no.11 Tahun 2008 too

      - violating decency
      - gambling information
      - insulting and/or defaming
      - blackmail , threats of violence or aiming to scare
      - offensive complaint
      - fake and misleading news which result in consumer loss
      - disseminating information aimed at causing hatred or hostility