Media Monitoring

We provide media monitoring services from selected Indonesian mainstream media, both print and online, as well as social media. Every day, our media monitoring team summarizes headlines and picks highlights of the day that help our clients meet their daily need for information.

Surabaya bombings: a sign of regulatory failure

Indonesia has been recognized for applying a soft approach in tackling terrorism and radicalization. However, persisting terror groups and increasing reports of attacks finally culminated in church bombings in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday, indicating that the approach is not effective....


It's time to be firm

The recent prison riot that took place at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) is a good example of the consequences of the government’s non-compliance to the law. While the reported cause of the incident might vary, the Hollywood-like takeover was possible because the detention center was never designed to meet a 2003 Law and Human Rights ministerial regulation, which sets a minimum requirement for high-security facilities....


Market awaits BI's next move

Bank Indonesia (BI) is finally considering raising its benchmark interest rate, after the rupiah touched above its psychological value of Rp 14,000 per US dollar. BI senior deputy governor Mirza Adityaswara has indicated that next week’s board of directors meeting would assess the option of raising its benchmark interest as a possible next step....


Court decision sets legal precedence

The Jakarta Administrative Court’s decision to reject the petition sympathizers filed on behalf of the disbanded Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI) has set a legal precedence for unlawful ideological organizations....


Electoral race: From VP candidate to campaigning in mosques

Increasing media reports about the upcoming political contestation have indicated that the Indonesian political arena is heating up. The government should take decisive action and a careful approach in confronting these issues, as regulations or positions made today may have a multiplying impact on the situation in the future....


Effectiveness of corruption eradication

Corruption eradication in Indonesia remains ineffective despite the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) proactive moves and good performance. The media highlighted two factors that have led to the ineffectiveness of the efforts....