Decriminalize press to boost democracy
Herlambang P. Wiratraman
Executive director of the Center for Human Rights Law Studies (HRLS), Airlangga University
Controversy surrounding the draft amendment of the Criminal Code (KUHP) has included potential legal attacks on journalists. The draft reintroduces articles on defamation, insult and slander, the spread of false news, incitement, public decency and crimes against state security.
These provisions are no longer relevant, as they were partly annulled by the Constitutional Court i...
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