Posted in: Migration

Rohingya, politics and disinformation in Indonesia

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With national and presidential elections taking place next month, several politicians – both within Aceh and nationally – have already sought to boost their nationalist credentials by capitalising on the insidiousness of anti-Rohingya rhetoric.

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.
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Talking Indonesia: religion, gender and migrant worker identity

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The World Bank estimated in 2016 that over 8.9 billion US dollars flowed back to Indonesia via remittances. However, it is limiting to view the experiences of overseas workers purely in economic terms. Lis Kramer's guest today, Dr Lailatul Fitriyah, has researched and published on the migrant worker experience through an intersectional lens, focusing on how gender and religion shape the lived experiences of women working overseas.
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Business partnerships the winner from Jokowi’s visit but visa reforms fall short

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For years, Indonesian and Australian leaders have been meeting to shake hands and declare the huge potential for our two countries to build closer relations. The visit to Sydney last week by Indonesia’s President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo…

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.

Illegal or protected? Indonesia’s inconsistent policy on refugees

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Febi Yonesta writes that Indonesia desperately needs to resolve the inconsistency between refugee policy and practice if it is to respect and protect the rights of asylum seekers and refugees who may be in the country for years to come.

Talking Indonesia: protecting migrant workers

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How will the newly passed Law on the Protection of Indonesian Migrant Workers improve conditions for the millions of Indonesian citizens working overseas? What more needs to be done? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Migrant CARE Director Anis Hidayah in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: migrant workers

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The Joko Widodo government has expressed a desire to stop sending Indonesian domestic workers abroad. But how has it tried to manage the flow of citizens seeking employment overseas? What effect do bans and moratoriums have on the flow of migrant workers? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues and more with Dr Wayne Palmer in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

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