Year-End Note 2021

In 2021, we are still dealing with the Covid-19 pandemic, which has had a multi-sectoral impact. The emergence of new variants has pushed Indonesia into the second wave of doubling the number of Covid-19 cases. We recall how, during the peak of the second wave, which occurred between June and August, all health facilities collapsed due to a rise in the number of patients exceeding the hospital's capacity. Patients and their families who are worried about seeking medical care, a scarcity of oxygen cylinders, and tragic stories cover practically all of Indonesia's mass media coverage.

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Year-End Note 2021 (Catahu) is a routine report published by the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) ahead of the turn of the year. This report contains an overview of the state of press freedom, welfare, and professionalism of journalists for one year compiled by crosssectoral AJI National Management.