Revisions on Indonesia’s draconian Internet law
The House of Representatives passed revisions of the controversial Electronic Information and Transactions Law, Indonesia’s internet law and popularly known as ITE Law, including reducing jail time for violators. The revisions are meant to make implementation of the law — loose interpretations of which have caused public outcries — more consistent. In 2009, Prita Mulyasari was jailed after an email she wrote criticizing the treatment she received at Omni International Hospital in Tangerang went viral. She lost a defamation suit against the hospital.