Posts with tag: Technology

Talking Indonesia: digital literacy

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How do Indonesians negotiate issues of safety, security and ethics online? How well are they able to discern fact from fiction? Dr Annisa Beta chats to Dr Novi Kurnia in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

Best of 2020

Indonesia at Melbourne will again be taking a break over the Christmas and New Year period. Here we list the most popular articles and podcast episodes, plus a few of our favourites, from 2020. We look forward to seeing you again when we return in January.

Talking Indonesia: women and digital da'wa

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Why are female Islamic activists increasingly choosing social media for their activism? How does their activism differ from conventional proselytisation? Dr Dirk Tomsa discusses these issues and more with Dr Annisa Beta in Talking Indonesia.

Hard times for pesantren facing Covid-19

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Islamic boarding schools are among the worst affected by the pandemic, writes Professor Jamhari Makruf.

The false promise of ‘millennials’ and the digital economy

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Recent weeks have seen questions raised about the "millennial" special staffers in President Joko Widodo's inner circle. Ibnu Nadzir writes that these controversies are more than simply matters of poor governance.

Talking Indonesia: digital economy

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How will Indonesia change as the digital economy expands? And what role will government and the private sector play in this transformation? Dr Dave McRae chats to Putri Alam from Google Indonesia in Talking Indonesia.

Talking Indonesia: big data, privacy and elections

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How are political parties and candidates using big data to target their campaigns in the upcoming elections? Do any laws protect citizens' personal data? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Wahyudi Djafar in a special 'Policy in Focus' episode of Talking Indonesia.

The Muslim Cyber Army: what is it and what does it want?

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For more than a year, the Southeast Asia Freedom of Expression Network (SAFEnet) has been tracking the so-called Muslim Cyber Army (MCA), which stands accused of spreading hoax news and hate speech online. SAFEnet Regional Coordinator Damar Juniarto presents a detailed examination of the shadowy network.

Indonesia's Telegram ban: who's the real target?

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The government recently announced it was blocking messaging application Telegram for providing a forum for extremist propaganda. But Nava Nuraniyah writes that the real reason for the ban may have been to force the tech company to comply with government regulations.

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