Open Government Transparency, Participation and Collaboration


The idea of an “open government” has been an important issue in the United States ever since President Obama took office in 2008. In US history, the term “open government” was first coined in 1953 by Harrod Cross. Representing the coalition of newspaper editors known as the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE), Cross utilised

Papua’s special autonomy funds (Dana Otsus) are not effective


Indonesian governments are urged to open up the disserted and isolated areas to address poverty in Papua. JAKARTA – Special Autonomy Fund (Dana Otsus) in Papua which has allocated by central government in the frame of State Budget (APBN) continue to be improved. However, the addition funds was not correlated with a decrease number and

Jakarta Zonder of Autonomy?


Jakarta as capital of Indonesia again has celebrated its birth of the four hundred and eighty sixth. It’s a relatively an old ages. Jakarta is the pride of Indonesia. This city has become a barometer of Indonesia development and progress. This anniversary of Jakarta is unique since it opened with flood problem that brought the

The autonomy has been Pawned by Bill (RUU)


Now days parliament is discussing the various drafts of the law (bill/RUU). There are five bills related to the implementation of the decentralization policy. Namely, the local government bill, village bill, the election bill, bill of financial ties between regional and center (HKPD), and Bill of civilian state apparatus (ASN). Ideally, those five bills run

Oil and Gas Exploration in Central Java New Governor Era


MAY 27, 2013 CEPU –We just went through the central Java gubernatorial elections. But unfortunately during candidate debate (Wednesday, May 22 or 4 days before election day) none of the three candidates was talking specifically about oil and gas issues in the Central Java province Also during campaigns, the candidates did not mention oil and