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2017/08/17 | Andreas Harsono
Jokowi Has a Political Prisoner Problem
Indonesia can’t claim to be a democratic, progressive state while still locking up citizens for merely expressing their rights of freedom of expression and association.
2017/05/22 | Phelim Kine
OPINION: Indonesia, Please Stop Public Flogging of Gay Men
The president should denounce punishment of 85 lashes for ‘sodomy’ in Aceh, writes Phelim Kine.
2017/05/08 | Jeffrey Hutton
Indonesia’s Next Jokowi?
The secret to reform in Indonesia is simple, don’t mention religion.
2017/04/25 | Erin Cook
Jakarta Election Result Spells Trouble for Jokowi and Indonesia
Whether Anies and Sandiaga will govern along these divisive lines remains to be seen, but it clearly sets a poor standard for repairing the racial and religious fractures still bubbling just beneath the surface of the city.
2017/04/23 | Timo Duile
Reactionary Islamism in Indonesia
At the end of 2016, two large demonstrations organized by reactionary Muslim groups took place in Jakarta. The protesters called for the arrest of the Christian Governor of Jakarta, Basuki Purnama, an ethnic Chinese man commonly referred to as Ahok, whom they accused of blasphemy.
2017/03/14 | Jeffrey Hutton
Jakarta Keeps Street-Level Integrity amid Indonesia's Colossal Kickback Scandal
Indonesia is in the grips of a kickback scandal that reaches into the pocket of almost every single Indonesian.
2017/02/16 | Liam Gammon
Jokowi’s Stake in Jakarta’s Gubnatorial Race
After the results of the polls yesterday, Ahok and Anies will compete in a runoff election in April. An Ahok victory was and is Jokowi’s ideal scenario
2016/11/02 | Sidney Jones
Why Indonesian Religious Extremists are Gaining Ground
Indonesia’s spineless political leaders have allowed extremists to seize the momentum and foment religious hatred.
2016/07/27 | Olivia Yang
Indonesian Authorities Say 'Time is Approaching' for More Executions
The first round of executions in the country since last April will reportedly take place later this week, and many are calling for a halt.