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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.

Talking Indonesia: regulating Islamic preachers

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How realistic are proposals to regulate Islamic preaching in Indonesia? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses this and other questions with Professor Julian Millie in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Testing the water: flood victims take Anies to court

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A group of residents have filed a class action against Governor Anies Baswedan over widespread flooding in early January. Will they have any luck? Laras Susanti examines the case.

Talking Indonesia: Jakarta's floods

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Informal riverbank settlements are often blamed for flooding in Jakarta. In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Roanne von Voorst about these communities, how they live with the dual threats of flooding and eviction, and the role they can play in tackling flooding.

The anti-sexual violence bill: a clash of values or politics?

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A draft bill on the elimination of sexual violence has become a battleground for pro-democracy movements against rising religious conservatism, write Anna Margret and Yolanda Pandjaitan.

Up in smoke? Tobacco and Indonesia’s efforts to reduce stunting

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Rizanna Rosemary and Ratri Ciptaningtyas examine an important factor rarely acknowledged as contributing to high rates of stunting in Indonesia – smoking.

Best of 2019: articles

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Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles, plus a few of our favourites, from 2019. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in mid-January.

Talking Indonesia: the urban poor

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What forms of activism do the urban poor engage in? How has the government responded to their activism? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Ian Wilson about these issues and more in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The politics of the label 'radical'

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The Indonesian government has recently issued a decree on addressing "radicalism" among civil servants. Kate Grealy warns that vague definitions of radicalism mean there is a risk the policy could be used to silence the government's opponents.

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