Entries by Elisabeth Kramer, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/lis/, Jemma Purdey, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/jemma/, Tito Ambyo, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/tito/, Jacqui Baker, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/jacqui/

Talking Indonesia: election special

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Prabowo has exceeded expectations to claim victory in 2024 Indonesian presidential election. What do our Talking Indonesia's co-hosts think about the result? In this episode of Talking Indonesia, the co-hosts Jemma Purdey, Lis Kramer, Jacqui Baker and Tito Ambyo get together to chat about the election result, their analysis plus their hopes and fears for the future of Indonesian democracy.

Talking Indonesia: the presidential election

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With the election just weeks away the campaign for the presidency is in full flight. In this week’s episode Jemma Purdey chats with Marcus Mietzner, Associate Professor at the Department of Political and Social Change, Coral Bell School of Asia-Pacific Affairs, Australian National University.

Talking Indonesia: Indonesian encounters in Israel and Palestine

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Formal diplomatic relations do not exist between Israel and Indonesia so direct interactions between these two peoples are rare. Yet as Indonesia’s expanding middle classes enjoy greater access to international travel, Muslim and Christian Indonesians are increasingly visiting the holy land. Have these encounters shifted the perceptions of these pilgrims about the conflict Israel-Palestine conflict? Jemma Purdey explores this question with anthropologist Mirjam Lücking.

Talking Indonesia: activism, memory and sexual violence

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In her new book 'Systemic Silencing: Activism, Memory and Sexual Violence in Indonesia', Kate McGregor takes a close look at the treatment of women in Indonesia and seeks to understand it in the context of Indonesia’s own colonial and post-colonial history. What were the social contexts in Indonesia prior to and following the Japanese Occupation in relation to women, sexual exploitation and prostitution? What did it take for the voices of these survivors to be heard? How is this period in Indonesia’s history remembered today? And what are its legacies for activism on sexual violence?

Talking Indonesia: Jokowi Goes to Africa

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Joko Widodo’s recent trip to four African countries marked the first ever by an Indonesian head of state.So, what motivated such a high-level trip to Africa? Why did Jokowi choose to make such an historic visit at this stage in his presidency? What is the current state of Indonesia-Africa relations and what might Indonesia’s ambitions be for its future in the continent? In this week's episode Jemma Purdey chats with Dr Christophe Dorigné-Thomson who holds a PhD in Politics from the Faculty of Social and Political Sciences at Universitas Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: democracy under threat

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With the elections set to deliver a new government and new president next year, what must be done to halt further damage to Indonesia’s democracy and rule of law? What are the risks if it fails to do so? In this week's episode Jemma Purdey chats with Professor Jimly Asshiddiqie, Professor of Constitutional Law at the University of Indonesia and a member of Indonesia’s senate, the Regional Representatives Assembly.

Talking Indonesia: expatriates

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In January 2021, a case that became known as ‘digital-nomad-gate’ gripped both Indonesia’s social and conventional media channels and was also reported around the world. This is just one of many cases in recent years which have caught out foreigners in Indonesia for breaking laws and flouting or ignoring social and cultural norms and sensitivities.

Talking Indonesia: forest fires

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In 2015 and 2019 massive forest fires in Indonesia shrouded its neighbours in smoke. In this week’s episode of Talking Indonesia, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Sofyan Ansori, whose research is focused on the Indigenous Dayak in Central Kalimantan and their relationships with fire in a changing environment.

Talking Indonesia: literature in translation

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What does the future look like for Indonesian literature in translation? In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to award-winning translator of Indonesian fiction Tiffany Tsao.

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