Andreas Harsono

Human Rights Watch

Bio

Andreas Harsono is an Indonesia researcher for Human Rights Watch, a position he has held since 2008.

Harsono was perviously the managing editor of the Jakarta-based Pantau monthly magazine on media and journalism. He also worked as a reporter for the Bangkok-based Nation and the Kuala Lumpur-based Star newspapers.

Featured Work

Indonesian President Joko Widodo addressing protesters in Jakarta, December 2016. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Jokowi_berpidato_Aksi_2_Desember.jpg">Government of Republic of Indonesia</a>

MAR 6, 2018 Podcast

Is Indonesia Becoming Like Pakistan? with Andreas Harsono

The maximum penalty for blasphemy in Pakistan is death, and public protest is not allowed. Indonesia is nowhere near as bad as this--yet. "Indonesia is ...

Istiqlal Mosque in Jakarta, the largest in Southeast Asia. CREDIT: <a href="https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Istiqlal_Mosque_Eid_ul_Fitr_Jamaah_1.JPG">Wikimedia/Gunawan Kartapranata</a>

MAY 17, 2016 Podcast

"Religious Harmony" Regulations Creating Dissonance in Indonesia

Andreas Harsono of Human Rights Watch discusses the complex situation in Indonesia, including the 2006 religious harmony regulation supposed to protect religious minorities, but which in ...

MAR 5, 1997 Article

Human Rights Dialogue (1994–2005): Series 1, Number 8 (Spring 1997): Transitional Justice in East Asia and its Impact on Human Rights: Articles: The Sensitive Question of Transitional Justice in Indonesia

Andreas Harsono examines whether Indonesian President Suharto would take the risk of stepping down for democracy and allow himself to be prosecuted for human rights ...