Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Media

Online hate speech

News media has helped drive a dramatic rise in online anti-LGBT hate speech

#StayAlive

Social media’s ability to help cut through stigma and misinformation on suicide is being underutilised

Islamic cyber-activism

Yogyakartan Salafi youth are turning to social media to promote their faith 

Reading for pleasure, 15 minutes a day

Indonesia’s struggle to create a culture of reading

A dispensable threat

LGBT rights and recognition have been under attack in the Indonesian media, for various reasons

Punkrock and global protest culture

An environmental movement is generating new forms of resistance by fusing traditional and contemporary Balinese art with social media

After ’98: Censorship, compromises and resistance

Cancellations at UWRF 2015 were just the latest example of censorship in democratic Indonesia

Press representation of the ‘Bali Nine’ in Indonesia and Australia

A survey reveals that reporting of the Australians on death row did not foster better understanding of each country’s point of view

Engaging young Indonesians in politics and the case of WikiDPR

A new volunteer movement is shining a light on Indonesia’s parliament and its representatives

Sex, lies and politicians

Indonesian politicians quite often star inadvertently in porn films, but it doesn’t seem to hurt them much

Online cosmopolitan

An interview with Enrico Aditjondro

On the struggle for press freedom

Former political prisoner Eko Maryadi speaks to Nikki Edwards about his incarceration during the New Order

Selling nationalism

Indonesian television advertisements are constructing images of Indonesia by appropriating well-known nationalist themes

West Java’s mini-fictions

Technology is opening up new possibilities for Sundanese literature

New social media as a tool for activism

Indonesia is Facebooking, Twittering and blogging, but what effect is this having on campaigns for social justice? Indonesia is online. The number of Indonesians using the internet increased from two million in 2000 to over 55 million in 2012, the fourth largest number of internet users in Asia (after China, India and Japan).

The era of convergent media

The integration of mainstream and social media creates a more responsive news cycle

Rock music and social activism on the internet

Bali rockers Navicula find a platform for social change in online social media

Online networking and minority rights

LGBT communities use social media to organise despite threats of violence

Clicktivism and the real world

Social media tools are only effective if they can engage people off-line

Sinetron keeps links with Indonesia alive

Despite isolation and multiple migrations the Cocos Malays maintain a resilient culture

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