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Talking Indonesia: 100th episode – election preview

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Join Dr Dave McRae, Dr Jemma Purdey, Dr Charlotte Setijadi and Dr Dirk Tomsa as they celebrate the Talking Indonesia podcast's 100th episode. The co-hosts revisit some of the major themes of the first 99 episodes, and look at how these issues will affect the 2019 elections.

What is IndonesiaLeaks?

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IndonesiaLeaks made waves recently following the release of an explosive report detailing the alleged destruction of evidence at the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK). What is IndonesiaLeaks? Is it connected to Wikileaks? How does it generate its reports? Eni Mulia explains.

Misinformation, Ratna the hoaxer, and 1965

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What does the 1965 violence have to do with Ratna Sarumpaet? Hellena Souisa examines two incidents that demonstrate how serious the problem of hoaxes has become for Indonesian politics.

Talking Indonesia: Pornography

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How does Indonesia regulate pornography, how have its anti-pornography laws been applied? How do debates over pornography reflect broader questions of morality and Islam in Indonesian society? Dr Dave McRae explores these questions and more with Dr Helen Pausacker in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

The biggest hoax of all: the 30 September Movement

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Many Indonesians are concerned about the damage that hoaxes and so-called "fake news" are doing to social cohesion. Professor Ariel Heryanto writes that it is difficult to find a more powerful hoax than the story of the 30 September Movement, which has provided the basis for numerous other nonsensical and dangerous hoaxes.

Indonesia at Melbourne: 2017 in review

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a short break over Christmas and New Year. In this final post for 2017, we look back at the analysis and commentary featured on the blog and podcast throughout the year. Thanks again for your loyal readership and support, and we look forward to seeing you again mid-January.

'Buzzer' Jonru muzzled at last?

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Blogger and provocateur Jonru has finally been called to account, arrested for hate speech on 29 September. Muninggar Sri Saraswati takes a look at the controversial social media star, examining how he became such an influential figure and what his arrest might mean ahead of the 2019 elections.

If Indonesia wants to combat hoaxes it must fix its public broadcasters

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Given the partisan nature of most mainstream media, many Indonesians are now turning to alternative online sources, many of which encourage sectarianism. Dr Ross Tapsell writes that Indonesia is in dire need of a strong, independent public media that could provide an alternative to privately owned conglomerates and the spread of hoax news and disinformation.

Talking Indonesia: social media, politics and the 'freedom to hate'

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What role did the internet play in the divisive Jakarta gubernatorial campaign? To what extent can the bitterness of the campaign be explained by Indonesia’s conservative turn more generally? Dr Jemma Purdey explores these questions and more with Associate Professor Merlyna Lim in the Talking Indonesia podcast.

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