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Further analysis on freedom of information in Indonesia: A case study of the public information disclosure in West Java Province

posted Feb 14, 2019, 2:12 AM by Sara Topciu   [ updated Mar 9, 2019, 2:21 AM ]
Diah Fatma Sjoraida1, Luthfi Hamzah Husin & Dede Mariana
Journal of Social Research & Policy
Volume: 9, Issue: 1, Online First 
Date: July 2018
ISSN: 2067-2640 (print), 2068-9861 (electronic)
Abstract This article seeks to further assess freedom of information (FOI) in Indonesia by qualitatively analyzing its implementation
in West Java Province. In a relatively young democratic state, the Indonesian parliament ratified the FOI law in 2008
responding to the ongoing democratization process. Nevertheless, the implementation of the law still suffers some problems,
both legally and politically. Ratification and the enactment of the FOI law cannot necessarily be sufficient to guarantee the
embodiment of a really open government unless there is a shifting paradigm in local bureaucracy, political commitment
from local leaders, and people’s and press awareness of the ability to access public information.

Keywords: Freedom of Information; Open Government; Policy Implementation; Democratization; Indonesia

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Sara Topciu,
Mar 9, 2019, 2:16 AM