Daily Archives: Thursday October 27th, 2016

Providing Elections Data for Voters Essential in Electing Quality Leaders

Providing Elections Data for Voters Essential in Electing Quality Leaders Jakarta (7/09) – What kind of information do the people need during the regional head elections (pilkada)? How to vote, where to vote and how to register as a voter. It is not hard to obtain those information as the General Elections Commission (KPU) has the tool to provide them, …

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Aiming to Achieve Transparent Elections

Aiming to Achieve Transparent Elections On August 14, 2015, the General Elections Commission (KPU) held a meeting with the Innovative Civig Engagement (ICE) working group at KPU building. ICE is an NGO working group for general elections information openness. It consists of Elva, Indonesian Parliamentary Center (IPC), the Association for Elections and Democracy (Perludem), the Nusantara Media Development Association (PPMN) …

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Information Commission Says Government Violates UU KIP in Handling Riau Forest Fires

Information Commission Says Government Violates UU KIP in Handling Riau Forest Fires Jakarta – Abdulhamid Dipopramono, chairman of the Central Information Commission (KIP), said the government seemed not care and slow in handling the haze. “This is a violation of the law,” he said in a press conference on Tuesday (15/9/2015) Information management of the haze in Riau and surrounding …

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Appeal Rejected, Forestry Ministry Must Carry Out Public Information Openness Law

Appeal Rejected, Forestry Ministry Must Carry Out Public Information Openness Law Jakarta, August 26, 2015. The Jakarta Administrative Court (PTUN) has ruled that the Environment and Forestry Ministry (KLHK) must carry out Law No. 14/2008 (UU KIP) about public information openness, in a lawsuit between plaintiff KLHK and and FWI as defendant. This is the second ruling for KLHK to provide …

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Central KI: President Must Reveal Minister Peformances

Central KI: President Must Reveal Minister Peformances Jakarta, Kebebasaninformasi.org – If the president wants to gain public trust, then the president must reveal the achievements and performances of ministers clearly and openly, as stated by Central Information Commission (KI) commissioner Yhannu Setiawan on Thursday, May 7, 2015. Yhannu said transparency of achievements and performances of ministers is needed so that …

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Jakarta Opens Recruitment for Information Commission Candidates

Jakarta Opens Recruitment for Information Commission Candidates 9 November 2015 Jakarta – The Jakarta government opens registration for Information Commission members period 2016-2020, following the end of term of the commission members period 2012-2016 in January 2016. The registration is open up until November 12, 2015. The short deadline and the nearing end of year require hard work from the …

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Gorontalo Gubernatorial Decree No. 323/11/VIII/015 Violates Public Information Disclosure Law (UU KIP)

Gorontalo Gubernatorial Decree No. 323/11/VIII/015 Violates Public Information Disclosure Law (UU KIP) Statement of Position Civil Society Coalition Freedom of Information Network Indonesia (FOINI) Manado, Monday, November 23, 2015 [Manado, November 23, 2015] Central and Provincial Information Commissions were established In order to ensure fulfillment of rights to information which is protected by UU KIP. The Central Information Commission has …

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Misinterpretation of Article 33 Hampers Public Information Services

Misinterpretation of Article 33 Hampers Public Information Services 19 October 2015 On Friday, October 16, 2015, FOINI held a press conference to address the problematic implementation of Provincial Information Commission. Below is the transcript of the press conference: Desiana Samosir: Welcome, fellow journalists. Today, we invited you all to hear our statement regarding the implementation process of Information Commission in …

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Transparency as Tool to Eradicate Corruption

Transparency as Tool to Eradicate Corruption 10 December 2014 International Anti-Corruption Day is observed annually on December 4. Indonesian President Joko Widodo will attend the commemoration of International Anti-Corruption Day held by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Yogyakarta on December 9-11, 2014. The anti-corruption day momentum should be used to improve and evaluate corruption eradication in Indonesia. Corruption comes …

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Corruption and Information Asymmetry

Corruption and Information Asymmetry Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti’s desire to open access to information about ffish catching to all stakeholders shows that there is a problem of information asymmetry in the issue of maritime affairs and fisheries. Information asymmetry problem means that there is a gap in information mastery. One party enjoys surplus while the other party …

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KPU Drafts Elections Transparency Roadmap

KPU Drafts Elections Transparency Roadmap 21 February 2016 Bogor (19/2) – The General Elections Commission (KPU) is drafting a 2016-2017 transparency roadmap which is divided into three steps: UU KIP implementation, data digitization and open data implementation. “This is KPU’s commitment to openness. We saw high public enthusiasm to utilize information for 2014 general elections and 2015 regional elections. We …

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FoINI Questions Six Province Commitment to Transparency

FoINI Questions Six Province Commitment to Transparency 9 February 2016 Jakarta – Six provinces have not established Information Commission (KI) even though Law No. 14/2008 about Public Information Disclosure (UU KIP) states that Provincial KI has to be established in two years at the maximum after the law enters into force. In 2012, KI should have been established in all provinces. …

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