Laporan: Atas Nama Kerukunan Beragama Indonesia
Tantangan Memajukan Kebebasan Beragama dalam Transformasi Digital Indonesia
Rapid digitalisation presents its own set of problems towards religious life in Indonesia. The research titled “In the Name of Religious Harmony: Challenges in Advancing Religious Freedom in Digital Indonesia” scrutinises freedom of religion in digitally-mediated spaces and was conducted by EngageMedia together with Diani Citra from Sintesa Consulting.
As principal investigator, she asserted that there is no simple solution for guaranteeing religious freedom, especially for religious minorities. “The symptoms of Islamic intolerance are indeed pressing, but serious dialogue is required between state apparatuses, civil society, and social media companies,” she concluded.
The study exposes the arbitrary enforcement of law by officials, the lack of accountability from social media platforms, as well as the weak response of civil society when it comes to the issue of religious intolerance.