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NGO struggles over website closure

  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, July 15 2013 | 02:41 pm

Ourvoice Indonesia, an NGO that promotes the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, will discuss advocacy strategies with the Press Legal Institute (LBH Pers), on Tuesday, following a recent blockade of its website by the Communication and Information Technology Ministry (Menkominfo).

'€œWe'€™ll discuss effective advocacy strategies before we meet ministry officials. The LBH Pers is studying our case,'€ Ourvoice Indonesia secretary general Hartoyo told The Jakarta Post over the phone, on Monday.

In a previous statement, Hartoyo said that he could not access the Ourvoice website via his mobile phone which used XL Axiata phone operator around May or June.

He later reported the problem to the provider'€™s customer service center at Plaza Semanggi, Central Jakarta, but the problem remained.

On July 4, XL'€™s customer service department sent an email to Hartoyo, saying it blocked the website at the request of Menkominfo.

'€œI sent a text message to the ministry'€™s spokesman Gatot Dewa Brata, asking him to explain the reasons behind the block,'€ Hartoyo said, adding that the spokesman denied that Menkominfo ordered the blockage.

Since 2009, the Menkominfo has blocked websites that it considered to contain pornographic materials. (ogi/ebf)

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