Posts with tag: Democracy

Talking Indonesia: protest

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How has protest changed in the age of social media, and how has the state responded to mass protest? Are there parallels between protest movements in Indonesia and its regional neighbours? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Dr Yatun Sastramidjaja in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

The limits of regional autonomy: Jember DPRD takes aim at popular district head

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The impeachment of Jember’s district head reveals constraints in the power of local heads lead policy, write CWI researchers Yolanda Pandjaitan and Roni.

Proposed changes to election law threaten women, diversity in politics

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Revisions to raise the legislative threshold risk concentrating power in the hands of a few, stifling representation of women and other minorities, write CWI’s Heru Samosir and Dirga Ardiansa.

Major procedural flaws mar the omnibus law

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The omnibus Law on Job Creation has been widely criticised for its problematic provisions on labour, indigenous peoples' rights and the environment, but Rizky Argama writes that the process by which the bill became law was also deeply flawed procedurally.

Civil society after #ReformasiDikorupsi

Dr Robertus Robet writes that while the #ReformasiDikorupsi protests of 2019 are often considered to have failed, the movement has much greater significance for the future of civil society.

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.

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.

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?

Covid-19 crisis deepens illiberalism in Indonesia

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Political and business elites are exploiting the Covid-19 crisis to further increase their power and material resources, write Rafiqa Qurrata A'yun and Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir.

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