Tim Mann

Tim Mann is the editor of Indonesia at Melbourne

In town for the Melbourne International Film Festival, director Joshua Oppenheimer spoke to Indonesia at Melbourne about The Look of Silence, his remarkable follow-up to The Act of Killing.

Former Constitutional Court Chief Justice Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie has been a longstanding advocate for the abolition of the death penalty. Indonesia at Melbourne spoke to Jimly about the future of the death penalty ahead of his lecture at Melbourne Law School.

Pat Walsh AM spent 12 months travelling across Indonesia to examine the impact of the Chega! and Per Memoriam truth commission reports on Indonesian understandings of East Timor. Indonesia at Melbourne spoke to Pat about the project and prospects for meaningful reconciliation. Photo by Pat Walsh.

Tim Mann writes that much of the discussion of the recent aid cuts to Indonesia has overlooked their potential impact on one of the key elements in the consolidation of democracy in the country: civil society.

Indonesia at Melbourne is a new site dedicated to analysis, research and commentary on contemporary Indonesia, supported by academics and postgraduates affiliated with the University of Melbourne.