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NGO struggles over website closure

in INDONESIA, 16/07/2013

Ourvoice Indonesia, an NGO that promotes the rights of the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) communities, will discuss advocacy strategies with the Press Legal Institute (LBH Pers), on Tuesday, following a recent blockade of its website by the Communication and Information Technology Ministry (Menkominfo).

n a previous statement, Hartoyo said that he could not access the Ourvoice website via his mobile phone which used XL Axiata phone operator around May or June.

He later reported the problem to the provider’s customer service center at Plaza Semanggi, Central Jakarta, but the problem remained.

On July 4, XL’s customer service department sent an email to Hartoyo, saying it blocked the website at the request of Menkominfo.

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