Entries by Tim Mann, https://indonesiaatmelbourne.unimelb.edu.au/author/tim/

Indonesia at Melbourne in 2015

Indonesia at Melbourne is taking a break until 12 January. In this final post for 2015, we look back at the first six months of the blog, and revisit some of the posts that captured our readers' attention. Thanks for your support, and we look forward to seeing you again in the New Year!

Q&A: Eka Kurniawan on 'Beauty Is a Wound'

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Beauty Is a Wound, the just-released English translation of Eka Kurniawan’s 2002 epic novel, Cantik Itu Luka, is receiving glowing reviews, and has prompted comparisons with Salman Rushdie and Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Indonesia at Melbourne had a fascinating chat with Eka before his appearance at the Melbourne Writers Festival on 28 August.

Q&A: Todung Mulya Lubis on judicial reform

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Professor Todung Mulya Lubis is one of Indonesia's most respected lawyers and a champion of human rights and judicial reform. Indonesia at Melbourne spoke to Pak Mulya about the future of reform in the justice sector and the controversial Jakarta International School cases.

Q&A: Joshua Oppenheimer

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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.

Missing history? Jimly Asshiddiqie on the death penalty in Indonesia

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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.

Interview: Pat Walsh on the forgetting of East Timor in Indonesia

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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.

Civil society: the other potential loser in aid cuts to Indonesia

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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.

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