Tag: Internet access
Internet is crucial to protesters who use online forums and encrypted messaging apps to mobilise.
Journalists say the government's move to block internet access in Papua will prevent them from reporting on human rights abuses there.
Indonesia initially slowed internet service to clamp down on hoaxes, provocative comments and racist abuse targeting Papua's ethnic Melanesian population.
Bing's website was accessible on mobile as well as broadband connections, but it remains unclear whether service resumption was temporary or permanent.
The education minister says the majority of these schools are in the rural areas and that his ministry is reviewing the 1BestariNet programme.
The government is planning to table a bill to make it compulsory for all new housing projects to have internet facility.
Communications and Multimedia Minister Gobind Singh Deo says it will provide access to information without any political elements.
Responding to Singapore's move, Chief Secretary to the Government Ali Hamsa says leaking of government information is not a major issue here.