Jan 22, 2021 Last Updated 1:30 AM, Jan 22, 2021

Society

The paradox of virtual youth politics

A user-generated computer game developed by Jokowi’s team asks supporters to join Jokowi-Jusuf Kalla on impromptu visits - Generasi Optimis

Social media promotes political engagement among youth, but at the expense of accurate information and real-world political effects

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Chinese whispers: The art of reflection

Chinese whispers: The art of reflection

Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

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Famine and fraud

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A story of mass starvation tells us much about media coverage and local government in Papua

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Balancing business

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Indonesia’s unions are engaging in electoral politics in unprecedented ways in an attempt to balance the influence of business

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Wasted talent

Wasted talent

Returned migrant workers have much to offer, but have trouble achieving recognition for the skills they’ve developed abroad

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Dancing against violence

Dancing against violence

Not even Mount Kelud erupting could stop Yogyakarta's activists from standing up against violence to women as part of One Billion Rising

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Platitudes of Papua

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It’s easy to blame the central government for all of Papua’s problems, but it’s also inaccurate

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Cosmopolitan Indonesia

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Cosmopolitanism is a magnificent ideal for a world torn by divisions and it exists in Indonesia in some surprising places. But how deep does and can it go?

Gerry van Klinken

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Essay: Liberating learning in Indonesian higher education

Jan 10, 2021 - DELITA SARTIKA

Workers of the future will need soft skills to keep up / Flickr Creative Commons - Lau Rey

A new higher education policy is expected to bring about reform that will strengthen its role in connecting knowledge and science to society’s needs

Far-sighted approach to migrant rights

Dec 21, 2020 - WHISNU SETIAWAN

Photo by Antara

The Indonesian government is much more interested in its own citizens abroad than Filipino migrant workers under its nose

Pertarungan untuk penghapusan kekerasan seksual

Dec 14, 2020 - RICARDA GERLACH

‘Lindungi Kami dari Kekerasan Seksual. Sahkan RUU PKS’ / ANTARA FOTO/Hafidz Mubarak A

Penundaan pengesahaan Rancangan Undang-Undang Penghapusan Kekerasan Seksual (RUU PKS) berbarengan dengan peningkatan kekerasan terhadap perempuan

Protests and petitions

Dec 09, 2020 - DOMINIQUE TASEVSKI

1 May 1966 members of the Communist Party of Australia (CPA) marching in a May Day rally in Sydney/ ASIO Record, NAA: A9626, 150.

The Australian Communist Party’s response to the anti-leftist violence in Indonesia

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