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Record from Information Dispute Jatam vs BLH

12 February 2014 Transparency has become a public demand. The issuance of Law No. 14/2008 about Public Information Openness (UU KIP) has made public bodies incapable of covering up information that people need. The following is an account of information dispute between the Samarinda Environmental Agency (BLH) and the East Kalimantan Mining Advocacy (Jatam). On 21 March 2013, BLH submitted …

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Pattiro: BPK Not Yet Open

12 February 2014 The Centre for Research and Information (Pattiro) said that the Supreme Audit Agency (BPK) had not consistently implemented information openness. β€œBPK does not give public access to the first and second Hambalang audit report. BPK exempts that information,” said Pattiro executive director Sad Dian Utomo. According to Sad Dian, the information was given to Commission IX of …

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DPRD Jakarta Urged to Publish Attendance Report

23 February 2014 The Jakarta Legislative Council (DPRD) has been urged to publish their attendance report so that 7,021,514 voters in Jakarta will be able to know their work, according to Jakarta Legal Aid and Human Rights Association (PBHI) public policy head CecepHandoko. Cecep said PBHI had sent a letter to DPRD asking for the attendance report as it could …

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(Bahasa) Berangus Pungli dengan Penguatan Sistem IT dan Keterbukaan Informasi

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Berangus Pungli dengan Penguatan Sistem IT dan Partisipasi Publik melalui Keterbukaan Informasi JAKARTA – Setelah mencanangkan pemberantasan pungutan liar (pungli), Presiden Joko Widodo mengingatkan agar aksi tersebut tak berhenti hanya sebagai sebuah gerakan simbolik atau seremonial semata, namun harus betul-betul fokus dan konkret di lapangan. Di mata Presiden, langkah reformasi hukum yang dicanangkan dengan gebrakan aksi pemberantasan pungli melalui tim …

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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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