Stella Monica Hendrawan, left, with Anindya Shabrina Joediono, secretary of the Association for Victims of the ITE Law (PAKU ITE). Photo: Handout
Stella Monica Hendrawan, left, with Anindya Shabrina Joediono, secretary of the Association for Victims of the ITE Law (PAKU ITE). Photo: Handout
Indonesia

Indonesia’s internet law on trial after Surabaya woman’s Instagram post sparks criminal defamation battle

  • Stella Monica Hendrawan, 26, has spent two years trying to clear her name after she was charged with defamation under Indonesia’s ITE law
  • Critics say the 2008 law is flawed and open to misuse as a way to silence criticism and stifle free speech – even President Joko Widodo wants it revised

Topic |   Indonesia
Stella Monica Hendrawan, left, with Anindya Shabrina Joediono, secretary of the Association for Victims of the ITE Law (PAKU ITE). Photo: Handout
Stella Monica Hendrawan, left, with Anindya Shabrina Joediono, secretary of the Association for Victims of the ITE Law (PAKU ITE). Photo: Handout
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