Nov 28, 2021 Last Updated 2:48 AM, Nov 25, 2021

Politics

Languages of propaganda

Cyber troops both for and against the government leverage Pancasila as a weapon in their pseudo-moral bickering

A ‘digital coup’ inside Partai Demokrat

Buzzers paved the way for an orchestrated takeover of the Democratic Party

Normalising the New Normal

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

Pasukan siber bayaran vs KPK

Bagaimana pasukan siber menyebarkan disinformasi untuk mendapatkan dukungan publik untuk revisi UU KPK

Election campaigns and cyber troops

The election campaigns of both Joko Widodo and Prabowo Subianto relied on social media propaganda to shape public perceptions

Organisation and funding of social media propaganda

Politicians and entrepreneurs spend big on hiring online mercenaries, or ‘buzzers’, to manipulate public opinion on social media in their favour

Reshaping masculine cultures of terrorism

Former members of terror networks are focussing on masculinity’s role in encouraging violent extremism in Indonesia

Women rising

Women in East Kalimantan join male-dominated ‘ormas’ to empower themselves and their community

(A history of) containment on Galang Island

Rapid construction of a COVID-19 hospital is a rare good news story for the government but the motives behind it remain unclear

Nahdlatul Ulama, pesantren and the pandemic

The pandemic is posing unprecedented challenges for Muslims this fasting month of Ramadan

Small island life

Remote island communities are fighting for greater autonomy and more suitable, fair development

Moral politics of nationhood

Constructions of political, sexual and religious others in contemporary Indonesia

Safeguarding tolerance in Semarang

Police and interfaith activists are helping defuse tension and safeguard minority expression

Untreated trauma in Nduga

The plight of Papua’s internally displaced persons is not being recognised by the Indonesian government

Electoral (in)equity

More female candidates won’t mean more women in parliament

Another fork in the road for democracy?

The gap between Jokowi and Prabowo has narrowed, but the election outcome will still matter for the prospects of Indonesian democracy

Are #DildoforIndonesia a pair of sexist pricks?

Satirical candidates that once seemed refreshing have slipped into tired obscenity

Gaining the grassroots vote

The urban poor and workers unions are looking to local government to improve their lot

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