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.

EFTA deal ‘first step to European market’

The Indonesian government and the European Free Trade Association (EFTA) signed on Sunday a comprehensive partnership agreement (CEPA) in Jakarta, paving the way for greater penetration of Indonesian products, such as crude palm oil – a controversial commodity in the European market – into countries that are not members of the European Union....

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Court orders end to child marriage

The Constitutional Court ruled on Dec. 13 that the current minimum age of 16 for girls to marry was against the Constitution and therefore should be raised to protect the rights of children. The court issued the ruling after hearing a judicial review petition against Article 7 of the 1974 Marriage Law filed by three women who were married as children....

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Sofyan Basir allegedly involved

The Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) suspicions over the alleged involvement of Sofyan Basir, the president director of state-owned electricity firm PLN, in a bribery case pertaining to coal-fueled power plant (PLTU) construction in Riau, has grown....

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One-map policy may be game changer

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo said on Dec. 11 during an event to launch the One Map Policy Geoportal that the initiative was a game changer for business and investment. Jokowi explained that the initiative would eliminate the need for location permits through digital imagery and location registration....

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Indonesian e-commerce growth highest in the world

E-commerce in the business-to-consumer (B2C) segment in Indonesia grew 78 percent per year with US$7.6 billion in 2017. The growth is the highest in the world, exceeding that of India and China. This year and next year, e-commerce platform is believed to grow two digits....

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Rape bill stalls on ‘religious concerns’

Concerns about the compatibility of some key provisions in the sexual violence bill with the tenets of Islam – particularly on the obligations of women in marriage – are hampering the bill’s deliberation at the House of Representatives, the National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perermpuan) has claimed....

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