Muninggar Sri Saraswati

Muninggar Sri Saraswati is a lecturer in the communications department of Swiss German University in Tangerang, Indonesia, and a freelance journalist. She holds a PhD in Asian Studies from Murdoch University. Her thesis, "The Political Campaign Industry and the Emergence of Social Media in Post-Authoritarian Indonesian Electoral Politics” examined the use of social media in the 2012 Jakarta Gubernatorial Election, the 2013 Makassar Mayoral Election and the 2014 Presidential Election.

Blogger and provocateur Jonru has finally been called to account, arrested for hate speech on 29 September.
Muninggar Sri Saraswati takes a look at the controversial social media star, examining how he became such an influential figure and what his arrest might mean ahead of the 2019 elections.