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Indonesia

A new capital city for who? Central-local tensions in Indonesia

A lack of coordination between state actors and a lack of acknowledgment between state and society undermines the new capital project.

“Mandatory” deaths for the poor, get out of jail free card for the rich in Asia

The fact that dirty money needs to be cleaned provides opportunities for law enforcement agencies in ASEAN to collectively monitor drug lords and drug traffickers.

Women’s rights & gender equality in Indonesia: watch now

Marking International Human Rights Day in 2021, this discussion on women’s rights and gender equality in Indonesia examined the achievements and challenges equality in political, economic and social fields.

Techno-politics of data justice: perspectives from Indonesia and the Philippines

EngageMedia's latest report tries to understand how people in different contexts imagine and experience the growing digital landscape through the lens of data justice.

New Books on SEAsia: Elisabeth Kramer on “The Candidate’s Dilemma”

The Candidate's Dilemma delves into the lived experiences of candidates negotiating corruption.

Antisemitism in Southeast Asia: Stories from Jerusalem to Jakarta

Southeast Asian antisemitism has often bemused scholars and researchers, because it has been described as an antisemitism without Jews.

The price for maintaining Indonesia’s palm oil industry hegemony

Facing the cooking oil crisis seriously means untangling the complex web that maintains the hegemony of palm oil oligarchy.

Counter-polarisation and political expediency

...there are grounds for doubting that counter-polarisation is the real reason for many recent political manoeuvres.

Kita perlu bicara! Seni, pelanggaran, dan politik di Documenta 15

Kolektif-kolektif berorientasi hak asasi manusia dari Indonesia telah dituduh anti-Semitis di salah satu pameran terbesar di Eropa, Dokumenta di Kassel, German.

We need to talk! Art, offence and politics in Documenta 15

Human-rights oriented Indonesian art collectives have been accused of anti-Semitism at one of Europe's largest art exhibitions, Documenta, in Kassel, Germany.

RISE 2: Considerations of saltwater, fish, mangroves & people, oil & plastic

From remote Torres Strait to mega-cities like Jakarta, enforced climate refugee status continues to increase.

Simultaneous street art campaign for cage-free farms in 7 major Indonesian cities

Success is also closely linked to the public support of consumers who care about animal welfare and demand better standards.

SDGs in North Sumatra: climate action, peace, justice, and institutions

...local government appears to be taking no clear steps toward mitigating natural disasters and climate change.

“Building Back Better” than what? Lessons in Indonesia after volcanic eruptions

The Sendai Framework lays out clear actions to reduce disaster risk. But how effective is it?

No protection, more repression: freedom of expression in Southeast Asia

...these are fundamentally contrary to the principles of international human rights law and fail to meet the principle of “legal certainty” of international law.

Rethinking self-censorship in Southeast Asia’s media landscape

By intentionally devising concealment strategies that maintain the core messages...research participants demonstrate their commitment to continue producing critical information while avoiding punishment.

The Macbethian tragedy of Indonesian democracy

While observers might be surprised that Jokowi harboured despotic tendencies, never had he hid his stripes...The essence of the tragedy is the circularity of a flawed system and bad actors.

Symptoms of anti-Intellectualism in Indonesian democracy

Returning pressure onto public intellectuals, as Luhut did, only increases the public’s support for the dissenters

Looking beyond borders at Asia Pacific Triennial 10 – Part 1

APT10 forces us to look past the categories of nation or ethnicity to embrace perspectives in life that are centred on multiplicity and hybridity, on community and friendship.

Indonesia’s new capital authoritarianism

Though the Capital Authority acts as a "fast track" for the goal, they have to bear in mind the cost of constitutional democracy at the local level in the future

Senam rudat: performing arts and participation in Pasir Putih, North Lombok

Adapting traditional dance for healthy community building with local women; but are gender boundaries reinforced or deconstructed?

Violated: Churches and religious freedom in Aceh Singkil, Indonesia

Recently introduced local regulations further narrow the space for reconciliation and human rights-based pluralism.

What are the regional security implications of Indonesia’s capital relocation?

Relocation has some implications for not only military and defence issues, but also economic and environmental security.

Food availability, Indonesia’s commodity balance and the trap of Malthusian Optimism

A recent research paper casts doubt on the government’s ability to accurately determine available supplies.