Defamation: An Analytical Review


  • Daniel HF Manongga Universitas Ngudi Waluyo
  • Arista Candra Irawati Universitas Ngudi Waluyo
  • Binov Handitya Universitas Ngudi Waluyo


Defamation, ITE Law, Status Theory


Defamation acts are generally contained in the Criminal Code, specifically in Law  Number 19 of 2016 concerning  Amendments to Law  Number 11 of 2008 concerning Information and Electronic Transactions ( ITE Law). The second purpose of the Act is to strike a balance between protecting the reputation of individuals and preserving the principles of free speech. However, the increasing opposition to this Law shows the need for a deeper understanding of the Law. The case of Prita Mulyasari shows that there are differences in views among judicial institutions regarding the nature of defamation in Article 27 paragraph (3) of Law No. 11 of 2008. This article aims to analyze defamation from the point of view of Status Theory. The research method uses doctrinal legal methods, while data analysis uses qualitative descriptive methods. The results showed that the status theory was able to provide better insight into defamation cases. This is shown through Prita Mulyasari's case study.


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How to Cite

Daniel HF Manongga, Arista Candra Irawati, & Binov Handitya. (2023). Defamation: An Analytical Review. The Virtual International Conference on Economics, Law and Humanities, 2(1), 137–146. Retrieved from