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Hackers, doxers and influencers: the limits of political participation on social media

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Six years into Jokowi’s presidency, the time for blind optimism about the democratic potential of social media is long gone, writes Ibnu Nadzir.

Talking Indonesia: digital attacks on activists and the media

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Who is responsible for digital attacks on activists and the media, and what effect do they have on Indonesian democracy? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Damar Juniarto in Talking Indonesia.

A long and winding road: fighting stereotypes and information disorder in Tilik

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Dr Novi Kurnia reviews the polarising short film Tilik, which has been hugely popular since being uploaded to YouTube last month.

Media oligarchs fail to adapt, attack social media creators instead

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The effort of RCTI and iNews to challenge the Broadcasting Law should be seen for what it is, writes Wahyudi Akmaliah, a panicked move by oligarchic media that have not been able to adapt to a changing media environment.

Veronica Koman case another nail in the coffin of intellectual freedom

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If scholarships are designed to strengthen the next generation of thinkers in Indonesia, writes Herlambang P Wiratraman, judging recipients on their “loyalty” to whoever controls government is entirely counterproductive.

Digital democracy: Bintang Emon, buzzers and the itch to express

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Social media stars are playing an important role in shaping what democracy looks and feels like in the digital age, writes Tito Ambyo.

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.

Talking Indonesia: reporting Covid-19

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What explains the vastly different tone in foreign and Indonesian reporting on the Indonesian government’s response to Covid-19? Dr Dirk Tomsa explores the issue with Indonesian journalist Febriana Firdaus and ABC journalist Max Walden in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Too much reporting on Covid-19 in Indonesia is missing context

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Constant reporting on the potential for “disaster” has failed to acknowledge that many of the factors that amplify the risks of Covid-19 for the Indonesian population are structural, writes Associate Professor Linda Rae Bennett.

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