Posted in: Human Rights

Talking Indonesia: racism

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The #BlackLivesMatter protests have thrown a spotlight on racism towards Papuans in Indonesia. In this weeks Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae chats to Ligia Giay about the drivers and impacts of racism against Papuans.

Use of the term LGBT in Indonesia and its real-world consequences

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Before 2016, the term ‘LGBT’ was rarely used in Indonesia. Associate Professor Michael Ewing looks at how the media is using and interpreting this foreign term and the implications for queer Indonesians.

#BlackLivesMatter shines a light on webs of racism in West Papua

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In the case of West Papua, racism is not only perpetrated in openly violent forms by the police or military but is also ingrained in structures and assumptions that benefit Indonesians, as well as foreigners, writes Dr Jenny Munro.

Academic freedom under fire: constitutional law scholars threatened over impeachment talk

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Adburrachman Satrio examines the recent cancellation of a Constitutional Law Society seminar at Gadjah Mada University and asks: is the Jokowi government really so different to the New Order?

Freelancers forgotten amid the Covid-19 pandemic

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Freelance workers in the creative industry are already vulnerable to exploitation. Fathimah Fildzah Izzati writes that many are suffering because of the Covid-19 pandemic, and the government has shown little interest in helping them.

Talking Indonesia: Covid-19 and informal sector workers

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How are informal sector workers coping during the Covid-19 crisis, and what is the Indonesian government doing to assist them? Dr Dave McRae chats to Joanna Octavia in a special 'Policy in Focus' episode of Talking Indonesia.

Jakarta fishing community forgotten as Covid-19 begins to bite

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Muhammad Afif Qoyim writes that social restrictions are having profound social and economic consequences for poor and marginalised residents of Jakarta, such as the fishing community of Kali Adem.

The Australian left is known for backing Papuan independence – but it wasn’t always this way

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Dominique Tasevski examines the history of the Australian Communist Party’s problematic and inconsistent position on Indonesian control over West Papua.

Deaf students demand rights as a minority language group

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High university drop-out rates for deaf students point to the need for education in their mother tongue, writes Alies Poetri Lintangsari.

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