Democracy takes a step back in Indonesia

Newly enacted law bans public criticism of politicians after media helped to expose country's most egregious ever parliamentary scandal

Jakarta, March 26, 2018 3:31 PM (UTC+8)
Indonesian journalists wearing masks observe World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2016. Photo: AFP Forum
Indonesian journalists wearing masks observe World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta, Indonesia, May 3, 2016. Photo: AFP Forum
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