Lawyer faces prison for tweet against AGO official

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Headlines | Thu, December 20 2012, 11:38 AM

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Muhammad Fajriska Mirza may become the first person in Indonesia imprisoned for making statements on Twitter.

The lawyer is currently on trial at the South Jakarta District Court for libeling a government official on the social microblogging website.

He faces eight years’ imprisonment if convicted.

The case began six months ago, when Deputy Attorney General for Supervision Marwan Effendy read several messages that appeared on Fajriska’s Twitter account, @fajriska, alleging that Marwan had embezzled Rp 104 billion (US$11.02 million) in cash from the evidence room at the Jakarta Prosecutor’s Office.

The messages went into wide circulation after they were reposted by @TrioMacan2000, a currently inactive Twitter account that has been noted for its outspoken comments.

Marwan filed a complaint against Fajriska at the Jakarta Police in June, alleging that Fajriska was the owner of @fajriska and @TrioMacan2000 and had written the messages.

Prosecutor Arif Indra Kusuma Adhi said during the first day of proceedings on Wednesday that Fajriska had violated Articles 310, 311 and 317 of the Criminal Code covering defamation and Article 263 on document forgery.

Fajriska was also accused of breaching Article 27 the 2008 Information and Electronic Transaction (ITE) Law by distributing false information through electronic means, which carries a maximum sentence of six years’ imprisonment.

Arief said Fajriska posted his messages to Twitter after he did not receive a response to a letter he sent on the graft allegations implicating Marwan to Attorney General Basrief Arief.

“The Twitter account @fajriska was used to distribute information that is identical with that written in the defendant’s letters,” Arief said in his indictment.

At the South Jakarta District Court on Wednesday, Fajriska denied all charges made by prosecutors. He is expected to deliver his defense statement on Jan. 3.

A posting was made to the @fajriska account on Twitter on Wednesday with the message “SAVE BOY”. Boy is the nickname of Fajriska.

Social media analyst Nukman Luthfie said the deputy attorney general should have confirmed the identity of the Twitter user before he filed his lawsuit.

“Marwan could have asked for the National Police assistance to uncover the identity of the Twitter user. The police are certainly able to do that,” he said.(yps)

Social media cases

Dec. 15, 2009: Actress Luna Maya was reported to police for comments on her Twitter account in which she said “infotainment is worse than prostitution”. On Feb. 18, 2010, the report was revoked.

Feb. 16, 2010: Nurarafa alias Farah, 18, was sentenced to 2.5 months in jail for defamation via Facebook.

June 14, 2012: A court in West Sumatra sentenced Alexander Aan, 32, to 2.5 years in prison for blasphemy and publicly declaring himself an atheist.

Sept. 2012: Yenike Venta Resti, 20, stood trial for defamation via Facebook.

Oct. 5, 2012: Mustika Tahir was arrested by police in South Sulawesi for defamation via Facebook.

Dec. 10, 2012:
 Prosperous Justice Party (PKS) politician Muhammad Misbakhun reported the owner of Twitter account @benhan to the police for alleged defamation and libel.

Source: The Jakarta Post


Post-WCIT civil society statement: A way forward (December 14, 2012)

At the World Conference on International Telecommunication (WCIT) conference in Dubai, ITU member states tried to negotiate new International Telecommunication Regulations (ITRs). We as civil society organizations want to express our concern at the lack of transparency, openness, and public consultations that marked the national preparatory processes and the WCIT discussion in Dubai, despite some efforts to open the process to civil society.

Mindful of the upcoming review of the World Summit on the Information Society process we call upon states to recognize the importance of upholding human rights in all spheres, including the Internet

We further call upon governments to recognize the importance of ensuring meaningful and sustainable civil society participation in all internet governance and policy-making processes which should be both transparent and accountable.

  • We urge governments to promote universal, affordable, high quality and equitable access to the internet
  • Recognizing the necessity of net neutrality for protection of human rights and for innovation we call for the promotion of network equality so that access is free from discrimination, filtering or control on commercial, political or other grounds.
  • Noting that the internet is a medium for both public and private exchange of views and information across boundaries, we call on governments and non-state actors to respect and protect freedom of expression online.
  • Taking into account that privacy is a fundamental human right, we urge the governments and service providers to take all legal, procedural and technical steps necessary to guarantee the right to protection of personal data, including traffic and indirectly identifiable data; the right to secure private communications, including the right to online anonymity and pseudonimity; and the right to be free from unwarranted surveillance and all forms of eavesdropping
  • Realizing that the cultural and linguistic diversity should be protected as legitimate speech, but also as common cultural heritage that enriches humankind as a whole, exhort
  • Governments and service providers to foster and promote the expressions of such diversity without constraints based on cultural, religious or gender bias.



Endorsed by:

  1. Fundação Getulio Vargas, Brazil
  2. Nupef, Brazil
  3. Intervozes, Brazil
  4. Instituto Brasileiro de Defesa do Consumidor, Brazil
  5. Asociacion por los Derechos Civiles, Argentina
  6. Center for Studies on Freedom of Expression and Access to Information (CELE), University of Palermo, Argentina
  7. Via Libre Foundation, Argentina
  8. Centro de Estudios Legales Y Sociales, Argentina
  9. ONG Derechos Digitales, Chile
  10. Colnodo, Colombia
  11. Fundación para la Libertad de Prensa, Colombia
  12. Fundación Karisma, Colombia
  13. Association for Progressive Communications, Global
  14. Cooperativa Sulá Batsú, Costa Rica
  15. Fundación Social TIC, Mexico
  16. Creative Commons Guatemala, Guatemala
  17. Global Partners & Associates, U.K.
  18. Open Society Foundation, Global
  19. KICTANet, Kenya
  20. Consumers International, Global
  21. Center for Democracy and Technology, U.S.A.
  22. Internet Democracy Project, India
  23. CELS, Argentina
  24. IT for Change, India
  25. Open Technology Institute USA


Advokat Fajriska Mirza Jadi Tersangka Berawal dari tweet akun bernama @Fajriska di Twitter

Arfi Bambani Amri, Syahrul Ansyari | Jum’at, 14 September 2012, 19:44 WIB

 VIVAnews – Kepala Pusat Penerangan Hukum (Kapuspenkum) Kejagung, M Adi Toegarisman, menyatakan telah menerima Surat Pemberitahuan Dimulainya Penyidikan (SPDP) atas nama Muhammad Fajriska Mirza dari Badan Reserse dan Kriminal (Bareskrim) Polri. SPDP sendiri terkait kasus pencemaran nama baik Jaksa Agung Muda Bidang Pengawasan (Jamwas), Marwan Effendi.

“SPDP M Fajriska Mirza sudah kami terima tanggal 28 Agustus 2012 yang lalu,” kata Adi di Gedung Kejaksaan Agung, Jakarta, Jumat 14 September 2012.

Adi mengungkapkan meskipun telah menerima SPDP berkas perkara tersebut belum mereka terima. Namun demikian, mereka telah menunjuk tim jaksa peneliti untuk mengikuti perkembangan penyidikan. “Tim jaksa peneliti dipimpin oleh Andi Taufik,” ujarnya.

Sebagaimana diketahui, akun Twitter @fajriska menuding Marwan Effendi saat menjabat Asisten Pidana Khusus (Aspidsus) Kejaksaan Tinggi DKI menggelapkan uang barang bukti kasus korupsi Bank BRI pada 2003 silam senilai Rp500 miliar. Tulisan itu lantas di-retweet akun twitter @TrioMacan2000.

Marwan tidak terima namanya disebut-sebut menggelapkan barang bukti. Ia kemudian melaporkan Fajriska ke Bareskrim Polri atas dugaan pencemaran nama baik dan dugaan pelanggaran UU Informasi dan Transaksi Elektronik.

Fajriska dalam sebuah kesempatan membantah sebagai pemilik akun dalam twitter @fajriska atau @Triomacan2000. Ia mengaku bukan seorang yang gemar menggunakan media jejaring sosial itu.

Sementara akun @Fajriska juga membantah sebagai M Fajriska yang berprofesi pengacara. “Dengan senang hati, saya bukan Fajriska Mirza atau Boy,” kata pemilik akun twitter @fajriska dalam pesan kepada VIVAnews. (sj)



Cemarkan Nama Marwan, Fajriska Didakwa Pasal Berlapis Pengacara Fajriska akan mengajukan keberatan pada sidang berikutnya.

VIVAnews – Pengadilan Negeri Jakarta Selatan menggelar sidang kasus pencemaran nama baik Jaksa Agung Muda Pengawasan (Jamwas) Marwan Effendy dengan terdakwa Muhamad Fajriska Mirza alias Boy, Rabu 19 Desember 2012. Dalam sidang perdana ini, Jaksa Penuntut Umum membacakan dakwaan untuk Fajriska yang juga seorang pengacara itu.

“Perbuatan terdakwa tersebut sebagaimana diatur dan diancam pidana dalam Pasal 27 ayat 3 jo Pasal 45 ayat (1) Undang-undang Nomor 11 tahun 2008 tentang informasi dan transaksi elektronik,” kata Koordinator JPU, Arief Indra Kusuma Adhi saat membacakan dakwaan.

JPU juga menjerat Fajriska dengan pasal subsidair karena dinilai sengaja menyerang kehormatan atau nama baik Marwan dengan mengumbar tuduhan di muka umum. Perbuatan ini dilakukan dengan tulisan atau gambaran yang disiarkan, dipertunjukan atau ditempelkan di muka umum.

“Perbuatan terdakwa tersebut sebagaimana diatur dan diancam pidana dalam pasal 311 ayat (1) KUHP, dan pasal 310 ayat (2) KUHP,” kata Arief.

Dakwaan untuk Fajriska tak hanya sampai di situ. JPU juga menjeratnya dengan pasal primair ke dua, Pasal 263 Aayat (1) KUHP. JPU menilai Fajriska telah membuat surat palsu yang dapat menimbulkan kerugian Marwan Effendy. Sedangkan dakwaan subsidair ke dua, JPU menjerat Fajriska dengan Pasal 263 Ayat (2) KUHP.

Menanggapi dakwaan tersebut, pengacara Fajriska, Budi Sanjaya, menyatakan keberatan. Dalam sidang selanjutnya, yang rencananya akan digelar Kamis, 27 Desember 2012, Budi akan mengajukan nota keberatan. “Tidak satu pun perbuatan yang didakwakan itu memenuhi unsur. Semua yang didakwakan itu tidak dilakukan oleh klien kami,” terangnya usai persidangan.

Kasus ini bermula saat sebuah akun Twitter @fajriska menuding Marwan Effendy ketika menjabat Asisten Pidana Khusus (Aspidsus) Kejaksaan Tinggi DKI menggelapkan uang barang bukti kasus korupsi Bank BRI pada 2003 silam senilai Rp500 miliar. Tulisan itu lantas di-retweet akun twitter @TrioMacan2000.

Marwan menduga kuat pemilik akun @fajriska merupakan Fajriska. Bahkan, ia yakin Fajriska adalah pemilik akun yang sama dengan nama @TrioMacan2000. Fajriska dalam sebuah kesempatan membantah sebagai pemilik akun dalam twitter @fajriska atau @Triomacan2000. Ia mengaku bukan seorang yang gemar menggunakan media jejaring sosial itu.

Sementara itu, akun @Fajriska juga membantah sebagai M Fajriska yang berprofesi pengacara. “Dengan senang hati, saya bukan Fajriska Mirza atau Boy,” kata pemilik akun twitter @fajriska dalam pesan kepada VIVAnews. (umi)



Foto Bugil Diunggah ke Facebook, Guru SMP Lapor Polisi

KEDIRI, — Kepolisian Resor Kediri, Jawa Timur, tengah menangani laporan NH, seorang perempuan yang berprofesi sebagai guru sebuah SMP di Kabupaten Kediri, Jawa Timur karena foto telanjangnya telah diunggah di jejaring sosial Facebook. Pelaku pengunggah foto tersebut dilaporkan atas nama Albert alias Pandu yang mengaku sebagai anggota Polri di Palembang.

Ironisnya, pria itu baru saja dikenalnya melalui jejaring sosial yang sama. Kejadian itu bermula dari keduanya berkenalan melalui Facebook, lalu saling menjalin komunikasi melalui saluran telepon. Hubungan tersebut berlanjut intensif dan mengarah pada hubungan dekat. Hingga pada pekan lalu, Pandhu meminta NH foto bugil dan dikirimkan melalui layanan pesan gambar.

Usai menerima gambar itu, Pandhu menelepon NH dan meminta uang sebesar Rp 6 juta jika tidak ingin foto itu diunggah ke jejaring sosial. Pria tersebut memberikan tenggang waktu pelunasan hingga Senin (24/12/2012). Namun belum habis tenggat waktu yang diberikan, foto tersebut telah terpampang di laman Facebook sehingga membuat wanita berusia kepala empat itu segera melapor kepada pihak berwajib.

“Laporannya sudah kami terima Selasa (25/12/2012) kemarin, dan saat ini masih dalam penyelidikan,” kata Budi Nurtjahko, Kepala Subbag Humas Polres Kediri saat dihubungi, Rabu (26/12/2012).

Untuk mengantisipasi terjadinya kasus serupa, Budi menambahkan, pihaknya mengimbau kepada masyarakat agar lebih berhati-hati pada orang yang baru dikenal, serta secara arif dalam menggunakan teknologi. “Kami juga memberikan imbauan dengan menyebar brosur maupun pamflet agar masyarakat waspada,” pungkas Budi.

Editor :Farid Assifa

Behind closed doors at the UN’s attempted “takeover of the Internet” Conflicting visions for the future of the Internet collide in Dubai.

by – Dec 21 2012

DUBAI, UAE—In early December, I found myself in an odd position: touching down in Dubai with credentials to attend a 12-day closed-door meeting of the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT). It’s a meeting I spent the last six months trying to expose.

Though the world had been assured that WCIT would not attempt to mount a “UN takeover of the Internet,” that was in many ways what happened. As the conference ended, I watched US Ambassador Terry Kramer abandon months of preparatory work and almost two weeks of intense negotiations to announce, as his words echoed through hundreds of headsets in six languages, that the US simply would not sign the resulting deal.

“Mr. Chairman, as head of the US Delegation, I wanted to start out and thank you for your tireless work and leadership,” Kramer said. “Your personal commitment to a successful outcome here is very impressive. However, I do need to say that it’s with a heavy heart and a sense of missed opportunities that the US must communicate that it’s not able to sign the agreement in the current form.”

He went on to say the adopted treaty text was incompatible with the existing multistakeholder model of Internet governance. Internet policy, he said, “should not be determined by Member States, but by citizens, communities, and broader society, and such consultation from the private sector and civil society is paramount. This has not happened here.”

Fifty-four other countries took the same position, drawing sharp battle lines over the Internet and its future governance.

How did a “consensus-driven” UN process that would not, we were told, involve the Internet end up this way?
Sticky wicket

When I first heard about the World Conference on International Telecommunications (WCIT) early in 2012, I understood it vaguely as the event at which the United Nations would try to “take over the Internet.” But the experts I met with soon admitted they didn’t know what would happen at the WCIT (wicket, as they pronounced it).The International Telecommunications Union (ITU), the UN agency convening the meeting, vigorously denied that the conference would have anything to do with the Internet at all. The purpose of the meeting, claimed ITU Secretary-General Hamadoun Touré, was simply to update the treaty that governs international phone calls; it had last been revised in 1988, when most phone companies were state-owned monopolies. Claims that the conference would implicate the Internet were part of a misinformation campaign pursued by unnamed opponents of the ITU, Touré said. In any case, the ITU was just a convener of the WCIT, and actual decisions would be made by member states on a non-voting, consensus-driven basis. The ITU, it was said, had no agenda of its own.

Because the proposals for the updated treaty stayed secret, however, the public had no way to judge the claims of the ITU and its critics. On a Tuesday morning in June, my colleague Jerry Brito stopped by my office and said, “We have to make a leaks site for WCIT proposals. We can call it WCITLeaks!” Armed with the perfect name, we spent the rest of the day putting together a site where insiders could anonymously upload documents related to the WCIT.

We launched on Wednesday and, within hours, we had our first leak—a draft of the new treaty containing several options for revisions to each provision, including some that addressed Internet issues. The next day, we received the infamous ETNO proposal drafted by European telecom giants, which would have applied the “sender-pays” rule from telephone service to Internet data transfers. A few days later, we posted a compilation of every single proposal that had been made so far.

The increased transparency did have an effect on the ITU. A mere two weeks after we launched our site, Touré announced that he would recommend making WCIT-related documents public—a recommendation largely rejected by the ITU Council, which released a single document that was already available on WCITLeaks. The additional transparency also had an effect on some ITU member states, which simply withheld their most heinous proposals until the conference neared. Not until mid-November, for instance, did Russia put forth its proposed revisions. These contained an entire new article called “Internet.”
Off to Dubai

In the meantime, I began to participate in State Department public consultations about the WCIT. By merely expressing enough interest, I was eventually allowed to join the US delegation and travel with them to Dubai. The US government never expressly condoned WCITLeaks’s activities, but it never expressly condemned them, either.

The first few days of the conference were mostly, for me, spent figuring out how everything worked. The highest-level meeting was the Plenary, which established several committees, of which Committee 5 (COM5) did the substantive work of revising treaty text. As a result of criticism over transparency, Plenary and COM5 meetings were webcast and open to those who only had observer status.COM5 established two working groups that split up the treaty text between them; these meetings were not webcast or open to unaffiliated attendees. Fortunately, as an official member of a delegation, I was able to attend them.

At each official meeting, the name of the game was consensus. Where consensus could not be reached on a particular issue, an ad hoc group was created to deal with that issue. The ad hoc group would spend additional time trying to forge a consensus. If a particular meeting could not find language that every member state could agree to, it would report back to the next-highest level meeting with the contentious text in square brackets.

The first five days of the conference followed a pattern. Any issue not immediately agreed to on the first day was referred to COM5. Any issue not immediately agreed to in COM5 was referred to a working group, which referred them to ad hoc groups. Because there was little consensus, the ad hoc groups reported back to the working groups with proposals that were filled with brackets, and this bracketed text likewise worked its way back up through COM5 to the Plenary.

Everyone grew frustrated and tired. After working long hours each day, text was beginning to trickle back up to Plenary still laden with brackets, and it was clear that consensus would be difficult, if not impossible, to reach. The US pleaded for everything to be handled in Plenary, rather than cascading down and back up through the chain of groups with little progress.

Amid this frustration, host country United Arab Emirates (UAE) dropped a bombshell. It announced that it was putting forward a new “multi-regional common proposal,” a complete rewrite of the treaty to substitute for all the bracketed text we had worked on. It had support from numerous member states. Bahrain, Russia, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, and Oman all expressed support for the document, which was not yet available for inspection.

The US delegation went to bed on Friday evening still not having seen the new document. It was not available in the ITU’s document system, despite promises from the UAE to submit it immediately following the Friday Plenary. On Saturday morning, I heard from a few people that they had seen it in paper form. Finally, around noon on Saturday, WCITLeaks received and posted a version of the multi-regional proposals.

The document indicated that it was to be submitted jointly by Russia, UAE, China, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Sudan, and Egypt. It read like a compilation of the most objectionable proposals—it would have nationalized key aspects of Internet governance, including naming and numbering (currently handled by the nongovernmental ICANN), and it created new member state obligations with respect to Internet security. Despite the ITU’s claims that WCIT was not going to be about the Internet, there we were, halfway through the conference, and the Internet was still on the table.

The WCITLeaks version of the multi-regional proposal began to circulate widely among delegates from all countries. Within minutes of posting it, people sitting near me told me that they were receiving e-mails that linked to the document. With the document available for anyone to read, at least one delegation grew worried. By 4:30pm, WCITLeaks received a tweet from an Egyptian delegate saying, “On behalf of the Head of the Egyptian Delegation, we would like to announce that Egypt never supported that proposal.”

On Sunday afternoon, the ITU announced via Twitter that the multi-regional proposal had been withdrawn. At the next Plenary meeting, on Monday night, Egypt distanced itself further:

Egypt would like to clarify its position with regards to the unofficial multi-country draft proposal regarding the review of the ITRs. That was submitted—that was circulated back last Saturday.

This document has spread unofficially, and we notice that it contains the name of Egypt among its proponents. Egypt would like to reiterate that we never supported this document…

Egypt has always supported and will continue to support the concepts of free Internet and has exerted all efforts to develop the Internet and its wide spread among its citizens. Content Regulation and censorship are not within the scope of ITRs [International Telecommunications Regulations].

With that statement, which was met by applause, the multi-regional proposal looked dead—and the Internet seemed safer.


Eli Dourado is a research fellow with the Technology Policy Program at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, a co-founder of WCITLeaks, and a member of the US delegation to the WCIT. The views expressed here are his own.

Gara-Gara Status di Facebook, Dosen di Aceh Dicap Yahudi

LHOKSEUMAWE – Rumah milik Dosen Universitas Malikussaleh, Mirza Alfath di Lhokseumawe, Nangroe Aceh Darussalam, dicoret dengan simbol Yahudi. Hal ini dikarenakan warga yang tinggal di sekitar rumah Mirza masih kesal dengan dosen yang baru menyatakan bertobat lantaran menghina Islam itu.

Sebelumnya Mirza menulis status di akun Facebook miliknya yang dianggap melukai umat Islam. Mirza pun diamankan petugas guna menghindari hal-hal tak diinginkan. Pantauan wartawan koran ini, Minggu (25/11), rumah milik Mirza terlihat masih terkunci dan diberi garis polisi. Rumah tersebut masih terlihat berantakan dengan pecahan kaca dan bebatuan di depannya.

Malah kini pagar rumah tersebut telah ditulis kata Yahudi dengan cat. Kami tidak tahu siapa yang menulis kata Yahudi di pagar rumah tersebut. Kami mengetahui sejak sore kemarin tulisan itu sudah ada. Terkait siapa yang tulis kami tidak melihat dan mengetahuinya, ungkap Darmawan, warga sekitar yang ditemui Rakyat Aceh. Meski polisi telah mengembalikan Mirza pada pihak keluarganya, tetapi sejauh ini keberadaannya tidak diketahui oleh masyarakat.

Bahkan rumah milik Mirza tidak pernah dikunjungi oleh pihak keluarganya. Sesekali hanya petugas kepolisian saja yang terlihat datang memeriksa. Kami warga sekitar intinya tidak menerima kalau dirinya tinggal di dusun ini. Meski dia secara terbuka sudah minta maaf kemarin. Menyangkut keberadaan dirinya, kami tidak mau tahu tentunya. Yang jelas rumah itu dalam beberapa hari tidak ada yang datang kecuali petugas kepolisian, ucapnya.

Sebelumnya, Selasa (20/11) lalu rumah milik Mirza Alfath di Jalan Koperasi, Keude Aceh, Lhokseumawe dilempari sejumlah warga. Aksi tersebut diduga dipicu status akun facebook miliknya, yang dinilai mencederai Islam. Akibat kejadian ini beberapa bagian bangunan rusak. Dari amatan Metro Aceh di TKP, sejumlah kaca jendela depan rumah milik dosen ini pecah. Namun pada saat itu, pemilik rumah sedang tidak berada di lokasi. Pasalnya, Mirza memang belum menempati rumah yang sudah dalam tahap penyelesaian pembangunan itu.(agt/jpnn)


Dosen Mirza di Aceh Dilarang Mengajar

LHOKSUKON, — Rektor Universitas Malikussaleh (Unimal) Aceh Utara akhirnya melarang Mirza Alfath (37), dosen Fakultas Hukum Unimal, mengajar dan membimbing skripsi sampai batas waktu yang tidak ditentukan. Ia juga dicopot dari jabatannya sebagai Sekretaris Bagian Hukum Tata Negara (HTN) di fakultasnya. Harian Serambi, kemarin, coba mengonfirmasi Mirza, tetapi tidak berhasil karena Mirza tak berada di rumahnya maupun di rumah orangtuanya.

Informasi mengenai sanksi yang dikenakan terhadap Mirza diperoleh Serambi dari sebuah sumber di Lhokseumawe, Rabu (12/12) pagi. Ketika hal itu ditanyakan kepada rektor Unimal, Apridar SE MSi, ia membenarkannya.

Malah surat keputusan rektor Unimal tentang pemberhentian Mirza Alfath dari jabatannya di Fakultas Hukum Unimal telah diteken Apridar pekan lalu. “Sanksi yang diberikan itu demi kebaikan Mirza juga,” ujar Apridar yang kemarin pagi hingga siang sedang berada di Banda Aceh.

Menurut Apridar, rektorat serius menangani kasus Mirza. “Tim internal untuk menilai kesalahan Mirza juga sedang bekerja. Nanti, kita lihat apa hasil rekomendasi tim itu,” ujar Apridar.

Diakuinya, untuk sementara, jabatan yang ditinggalkan Mirza kosong, tetapi akan segera dicari penggantinya. Pembantu Rektor II Unimal, Saharuddin, menambahkan, pihaknya kini sedang mengkaji aturan hukum yang telah dilanggar Mirza. “Kasus ini kami kaji secara mendalam. Kami melibatkan sejumlah dosen fakultas hukum sehingga setelah dikeluarkan rekomendasi nanti tidak menimbulkan masalah hukum pula,” sebut Saharuddin.

Sementara itu, rumah Mirza Alfath yang berada di Desa Keude Aceh, Kecamatan Banda Sakti, Kota Lhokseumawe, hingga kemarin sore masih terkunci rapat. Garis polisi (police line) masih terpasang di pagar rumah itu. Tak ada aktivitas apa pun di rumah yang belum begitu rampung itu. Juga tak terlihat tukang.

Sampai kemarin, tidak diketahui keberadaan Mirza. Serambi berupaya mendatangi rumah ayahnya di Desa Simpang Empat, Kecamatan Banda Sakti, Lhokseumawe, tetapi Mirza tak ada di rumah itu.

“Mirza tidak di sini, kami pun tidak tahu dia di mana,” sahut seorang pria yang berada di halaman rumah itu sambil berlalu.

Seperti diberitakan sebelumnya, sosok Mirza Alfath ramai dibicarakan di dunia maya maupun dunia nyata karena menulis pernyataan di akun Facebook-nya yang merendahkan Islam, terlalu mengagung-agungkan rasionalitas, dan mendukung tindakan kejam Yahudi atas Palestina.

Mirza juga telah disyahadatkan kembali di Masjid Islamic Center bulan lalu dan minta maaf kepada umat Islam di serambi masjid itu. Ia juga diskors tiga minggu oleh Dekan FH Unimal, dalam artian tak boleh mengajar dan membimbing skripsi mahasiswanya.

Pada 27 November 2012, Dekan Fakultas Hukum Unimal, Sumiadi, mengirim surat ke rektor Unimal Apridar agar memberhentikan Mirza dari jabatannya sebagai Sekretaris Bidang Hukum Tata Negara di fakultas itu.

Permohonan Dekan FH itu akhirnya direspons rektor Unimal dengan mengeluarkan SK pemberhentian Mirza dari jabatan tersebut sekaligus melarangnya mengajar dan membimbing skripsi sampai batas waktu yang tidak ditentukan.

Selain memberikan sanksi, Unimal juga diminta melakukan pembinaan lanjutan terhadap Mirza Alfath. “Sehingga dia mendapat pencerahan dan pengetahuan agama yang lebih baik. Semoga, tindakan Mirza tidak terulang lagi di kemudian hari,” ujar Ketua Majelis Permusyawaratan Ulama Kota Lhokseumawe, Drs Tgk H Asnawi Abdullah. (c46/c37)


Potret Pengguna Internet di Indonesia

Jakarta – Walaupun masih didominasi Jakarta, namun penetrasi pertumbuhan akses internet di Indonesia mulai tumbuh merata di setiap kota. Demikian hasil survei Asosiasi Penyelenggara Jasa Internet Indonesia (APJII).

“Hasil survei kami menunjukkan penetrasi Internet terhadap populasi penduduk tidak hanya terjadi di pulau Jawa tapi merata di wilayah Sumatera, Bali, Nusa Tenggara, Kalimantan, Sulawesi dan Indonesia Timur,” kata Valens Riyadi, Kepala Departemen Pendaftaran Internet Nasional APJII.

Dalam acara APJII Internet Outlook 2013 di Hotel Ritz Carlton, Mega Kuningan, Jakarta, Rabu (12/12/2012), dipaparkan bahwa rata-rata pertumbuhan internet di Indonesia tumbuh 30% setiap tahunnya.

Tercatat, pengguna Internet di Indonesia pada 2009 sebanyak 30 juta pengguna, 2010 sebanyak 42 juta pengguna, 2011 mencapai 55 juta pengguna, dan di 2012 ini mencapai 63 juta pengguna atau sekitar 24,23% dari jumlah penduduk Indonesia.

“Di 2013 nanti, kami proyeksikan jumlahnya akan tumbuh 30% lagi menjadi 82 juta, pada 2014 mencapai 107 juta, dan pada 2015 mencapai 139 juta,” kata Sammy Pangerapan, Ketua Umum APJII

Pertumbuhan pengguna Internet di Indonesia diharapkan bisa sesuai dengan target 50% penduduk terkoneksi internet seperti yang dicanangkan oleh World Summit Information Society (WSIS) pada 2015 nanti.

Dalam kesempatan ini, APJII juga memaparkan hasil surveinya yang menunjukkan bawa penduduk berusia berusia 12-34 tahun mendominasi pengguna Internet di Indonesia dengan porsi 64,2%. Sedangkan kelompok pengguna berusia 20-24 tahun mencapai 15,1% dari total pengguna.

“Dilihat dari profilnya, mereka yang masih bekerja dengan lama kerja antara satu hingga dua tahun mencapai 53,3% dari total pengguna, yang disusul ibu rumah tangga, dan pelajar,” kata Valens.

Sementara dari jenis perangkat yang dipakai untuk mengakses internet, smartphone menempati porsi 70,1%, diikuti oleh notebook 45,4%, komputer desktop 41%, netbook 5,6%, dan tablet 3,4%.

APJII melakukan survei ini melalui metode wawancara serta pengisian kuisioner yang melibatkan 2.000 responden di 42 kota dari 31 provinsi di Indonesia sejak April hingga Juli 2012. Responden yang disurvei berusia 12 hingga 65 tahun dengan akses internet lebih dari satu jam dari golongan sosial ekonomi A hingga C.

Penanggung jawab survei APJII 2012, Parlindungan Marius mengatakan survei itu bertujuan menentukan posisi pengguna Internet di Indonesia terhadap jumlah pengguna Internasional, menunjukkan eksistensi APJII, serta menunjukkan peluang bisnis bagi anggota asosiasi dari hasil survei itu.

“Kami belum bekerja sama dengan Kementerian Kominfo tentang survei pengguna Internet di Indonesia, tapi kami selalu melakukan koordinasi,” kata Parlindungan.
( rou / ash )

ID-CONFIG Kuatkan Tata Kelola Internet Indonesia

JAKARTA– Sejumlah masyarakat sipil (civil seciety orgaization/CSO) di Indonesia mengumumkan terbentuknya sekretariat bersama yang dinamakan Indonesian CSOs Network For Internet Governance (ID-CONFIG) pada hari ini. ID-CONFIG merupakan media antar organisasi masyarakat yang memiliki kepedulian pada isu tata kelola internet dalam lingkup kebebasan berekspresi online dan Hak Asasi Manusia (HAM).

Diungkapkan Wahyudi Djafar salah satu anggota ID-CONFIG, saat ini terdapat relasi yang kuat antara internet dan HAM. “Jika selama ini HAM lebih terkait ke kehidupan offline, tapi saat ini ada beberapa bentuk ancaman kebebasan internet, antara lain pemblokiran dan filter yang semena-mena sering terjadi di Indonesia, kriminalisasi di internet seperti kasus Prita, dan masalah hal kekayaan intelektual di internet,” kata Wahyudi saat memaparkan tentang ID-CONFIG dan IGF saat acara Asosiasi Jasa Penyelenggara Internet Indonesia di Ritz Carlton Kuningan, Jakarta, Rabu (12/12/2012).

Salah satu tugas ID-CONFIG ialah menjembatani CSO dengan sejumlah pemangku kepentingan mejemuk dalam menyukseskan putaran ke-8 Internet Governance Forum (IGF) yang rencananya akan dilangsungkan di Bali pada Oktober 2013. Pasalnya, pelaksana dari IGF 2013 merupakan pemangku kepentingan majemuk yaitu pemerintah, pelaku usaha, akademisi, dan CSO.

IGF mengemban mandat dari kesepakatan World Summit on the Information Society (WSIS) di Tunisia pada 2015 sebagai forum dialog pemangku kepentingan majemuk berbagai negara untuk mendiskusikan beragam pendekatan tata kelola internet di dunia. Sejak 2006 hingga 2012, IGF telah digelar sebanyak 7 kali di sejumlah negara.

Untuk itu, kata Wahyudi, diharapkan ID-CONFIG  bisa menjadi media antar organisasi masyarakat dan akan memberikan informasi penting ke publik. Dalam jangka panjang, ID-CONFIG akan terus melakukan berbagai upaya untuk memfasilitasi proses dialog yang transparan dan akuntabel antar pemangku kepentingan mejemuk sebagai cara mewujudkan tata kelola internet di Indonesia yang lebih baik.