Feb 26, 2024 Last Updated 12:52 AM, Feb 22, 2024

Democracy

An Indian student in Indonesia

Times change. Neighbours can now learn a lot from Indonesian democracy.

A history of film activism

Though characterised by autocracy and authoritarianism, political dissent found a place in the cinema of the Sukarno and Suharto eras

Internationalisation as democratisation?

Film festivals, streaming and creative freedom

Filming female agency in environmental activism

Recent documentaries have highlighted the agency of women in tackling the local and global environmental challenges of our time 

Maximum impact

The production and strategic planning behind films looking to effect social change in Indonesia is slowly reaching a new level of sophistication

Internasionalisasi sebagai demokratisasi?

Festival film, streaming, dan kebebasan berkreasi

Screen politics

The production of visual content has exploded in recent years. Increasingly this medium is being used in innovative ways to tell stories and encourage action on political and social issues

Merekam agen perempuan dalam aktivisme lingkungan

Sejumlah film dokumenter terbaru telah menyoroti peran perempuan dalam menghadapi tantangan lingkungan lokal dan global pada masa kini.

From guided democracy to guided science?

Incapable elites are guiding Indonesia’s scientists off course

Produksi pengetahuan di era otoritarianisme neoliberal

Pengaruh pemerintah terhadap akademisi Indonesia berakibat terabaikannya kebutuhan publik karena pengutamaan kepentingan elit ekonomi dan politik

Social ecological democracy

Because experience cannot be delegated

Normalising the New Normal

The government’s New Normal campaign has been lucrative business for buzzers

Stories from Sulawesi

The 2009 mining law and the community benefit in Sulawesi

From mother to citizen

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

Islam and citizenship

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

Digital citizenship

Online corruption talk in Banten can be vitriolic

‘I am an Indonesian citizen!’

What does exercising citizenship in Indonesia's democracy look like?

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