Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia

Research Article

The Role of Civil Society in Indonesia for Global Humanitarian Narratives in Digitalization Era

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304715,
        author={Muhammad Faizal Alfian and Robetmi Jumpakita Pinem},
        title={The Role of Civil Society in Indonesia for Global Humanitarian Narratives in Digitalization Era},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Indonesian Social and Political Enquiries, ICISPE 2020, 9-10 October 2020, Semarang, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICISPE},
        year={2021},
        month={3},
        keywords={civil society in indonesia humanitarian digitalization},
        doi={10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304715}
    }
    
  • Muhammad Faizal Alfian
    Robetmi Jumpakita Pinem
    Year: 2021
    The Role of Civil Society in Indonesia for Global Humanitarian Narratives in Digitalization Era
    ICISPE
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.9-10-2020.2304715
Muhammad Faizal Alfian1, Robetmi Jumpakita Pinem1,*
  • 1: Universitas Diponegoro
*Contact email: robetmi@lecturer.undip.ac.id

Abstract

In recent years, civil society as IR actors has actively challenged the dynamics of international politics. This paper aims to explore the role of Civil Society in Indonesia, engagement, and advocacy in world politics, particularly in the Human Rights Issue. While globalization has raised numerous network civil society, Information Communication Advancement enhanced the power and influence of civil society engagement in world politics generating the online activism movement. We use several concepts such as cyber- activism and Transnational Advocacy Network to explain the role and engagement of civil society. In the human rights issue, the Civil Society in Indonesia has been involved in online activities including social media communities, and social movements of collective actions. These actions form functions of civil society as Watchdogs: hold institutions to account, promote transparency and accountability; Advocate: increase awareness of social problems and challenges and support change; Representative: gives power to marginalized or under- represented voices; Citizen Champions: encourage citizen involvement and support citizens' rights; Solidarity supporter: promoting the fundamental and universality of human values.