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Indonesia: Media companies ask for government relief package

The Association of Media Companies and Profession said Thursday that media companies might need a relief package to help with paper procurement and utility bills to survive the unfolding COVID-19 pandemic. The association, representing 12 member organizations including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) and the Press Council, called for the government to subsidize 20 […]

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Indonesia: Companies still hiring now looking ahead to post-epidemic recovery: Mekari survey

While most businesses have been forced to downsize and have halted recruiting new staff, a recent survey has found that some companies are continuing to hire new employees as part of their strategy for faster recovery after the health crisis ends. A recently published month-long survey by Mekari, a human resource and financial solutions start-up, shows that most Indonesian companies have either frozen or reduced hiring […]

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Indonesia – Explainer: New rules in revised Mining Law

The House of Representatives passed a revision of the 2009 Coal and Mineral Mining Law on Tuesday in a move criticized by some experts and NGOs over a lack of transparency and alignment with business interests. The law, jointly drafted by the House and government, seeks to develop the downstream mining industry, grow the economy and […]

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