Cyberprotest: new media and the new social movement in Indonesia

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This paper aims to write the phenomenon of cyberprotest through new media in Indonesia. The development of new media caused changes in the pattern of social movements. This paper tries to explain how the design campaign of activists of the National Coalition to Rejects The Draft Bill of Music (RNTL RUUP) initiated by the Government of Indonesia. They consider this Draft Bill of Music will threaten freedom of expression in music in the future. Activists mobilized the protest movement through the #TolakRUUPermusikan and #Bersama BatalkanRUUPermusikan through online petitions, websites, Instagram, and Twitter.

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Munadhil A. Muqsith

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)

Author for correspondence.

Ph.D student, Department of Mass Comunications

10 Miklukho-Maklaya St., bldg. 2, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Valerii L. Muzykant

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


Doctor of Sociology, Professor, Department of Mass Communications

10 Miklukho-Maklaya St., bldg. 2, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation

Ksenia E. Kuzmenkova

Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN University)


Assistant, Department of Mass Communications

10 Miklukho-Maklaya St., bldg. 2, Moscow, 117198, Russian Federation


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