Tuesday, August 7, 2018
In the early hours on Sunday, August 5, 2018, 400 people traveled to the National Library of Indonesia to learn more about freedom of information, press freedom, online source protection, and IndonesiaLeaks. 

Celebration of investigative journalism

At the National Library, the media and civil society organisations that make up the IndonesiaLeaks alliance organised the IndonesiaLeaks Festival. A celebration of investigative journalism and whistleblower protection. With performances of journalist musicians who lost their jobs without due compensation when Bloomberg Business decided to withdraw from TV in Indonesia.

Test the whistleblowing platform

In the run-up to IndonesiaLeaks Festival, Free Press Unlimited and the co-organizers of the IndonesiaLeaks platform worked with the Cyber Army Indonesia to perform a penetration test of the production system, and with Localization Lab to reach 100% translation coverage of the software in Bahasa Indonesia.

Tech protects whistleblower

The penetration testing of the GlobaLeaks software revealed a small number of low- and medium-impact security issues. The Cyber Army Indonesia: “In our testing we’ve not broken the anonymity of IndonesiaLeaks. The tech protects the whistleblower. The whistleblower protects him or herself with the right precautions.”

Increase the security

IndonesiaLeaks uses GlobaLeaks, an open source piece of software intended to enable secure and anonymous whistleblowing initiatives. GlobaLeaks is developed by the Hermes Center for Transparency and Digital Human Rights

Free Press Unlimited will work with the Hermes Center and IndonesiaLeaks hosting provider Greenhost to push out an update to the software that addresses these issues, thereby further increasing the security that the software offers to whistleblowers.

The founding of IndonesiaLeaks

IndonesiaLeaks, launched in December 2017, is co-organised by PPMN(chair), AJI and the Tempo Institute, and counts nine investigative news beats among its founding members and supporting institutions, as well as a host of civil society organisations. The establishment of IndonesiaLeaks is supported by Free Press Unlimited.