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Could Indonesia cinema be used as a soft-power tool? What market trends will define the growth of the industry over the coming years? Dr Charlotte Setijadi discusses these issues and more with Associate Professor Thomas Barker in Talking Indonesia.

Despite the promise of the national legal aid program, large numbers of poor Indonesians still miss out on legal aid. Muhammad Rizaldi looks at what still needs to be done.

The president’s campaign-trail idea of a regulatory reform body may yet provide a way out of the country’s legal chaos, writes Rizky Argama.

Following their post on the recent International Women’s Day march, Dr Monika Winarnita and Gavin Height report on the Women’s March Jakarta, which saw even greater numbers turn out for action against sexual violence.

Indonesian media organisations have reported sensationally on the more than 400 election workers who have died following the 2019 elections. But are these deaths really so questionable? Dr Jesse H. Grayman takes a closer look at the issue.

The election is barely over, so it might seem strange to contemplate the next, but the 2019 elections signpost a significant transition that will be evident by the time Indonesia votes again in 2024, writes Donald Greenlees.

Who are the women at the forefront of the new wave of conservative female activism? What motivates them and what are their main goals and strategies? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dyah Ayu Kartika in the latest episode of the Talking Indonesia podcast.

The Constitutional Court is hearing a case challenging the law that establishes Indonesian sovereignty over the Papuan provinces. Dr Richard Chauvel looks at the origins of the challenge.

New party PSI performed particularly well among overseas voters. Dr Dina Afrianty and Dr Monika Winarnita look at why it was popular with the diaspora but failed to meet the legislative threshold at home, and what this might mean for its future.

President Joko Widodo appears to have won, but by a smaller margin than many predicted. Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir argues that preparations for 2024 could be critical for the constellation of power over the next five years.

The struggle to convince a re-elected Jokowi government to abandon its dead-end policies in Papua will be much more difficult without the faith, vision and determination of Neles Tebay, writes Dr Richard Chauvel.

What were the key factors in Jokowi’s apparent victory? What were the legislative outcomes? Did irregularities occur? Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Dirk Tomsa and Dr Dave McRae discuss these issues and more in their review of the 2019 elections for Talking Indonesia.

After a long, bitter, but largely uneventful campaign, it looks like President Joko Widodo will be re-elected with about 55 per cent of the vote. University of Melbourne academics offer their early thoughts on the results.

While former Muslim militants swap bullets for ballots in Central Sulawesi, a community in West Nusa Tenggara appears to be going the other way, write Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadie and Siswo Mulyartono.

In the legislative election on Wednesday, 40% of candidates will be women. Julia Ikasarana and Mia Novitasari take a closer look at the state of women’s representation in Indonesian politics.

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