Category: Talking Indonesia

What does the drafting and deliberation of the omnibus law tell us about the government, its priorities and values? Dr Jemma Purdey discusses these questions and more with Rafiqa Quratta A’yun in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

How has the Covid-19 crisis affected micro, small and medium enterprises? Has government assistance made a difference? Dr Dave McRae discusses these issues and more with Nurul Widyaningrum in a special Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

How did former Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti transform Indonesia’s fisheries industry during her tenure? Dr Dave McRae chats to Dr Fabio Scarpello in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

How have schools, children and parents responded to the challenges of Covid-19? What are the likely implications of prolonged home schooling for Indonesian children? Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dr Vina Adriany in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

How has the Soekarno dynasty survived and thrived for three generations? What are the challenges of regeneration facing the family? Dr Jemma Purdey explores these questions and more with Associate Professor Marcus Mietzner in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

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.

How has Covid-19 affected Indonesia’s national health insurance scheme (JKN)? Dr Dave McRae discusses issues of access and quality with Professor Laksono Trisnantoro in the latest Policy in Focus episode of Talking Indonesia.

In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Dr Vannessa Hearman about the letter-writing friendships that political prisoners under Soeharto developed with supporters and human rights activists overseas.

Has the military’s role in countering the pandemic altered the balance of civil-military relations? Dr Dave McRae explores this issue and more with Dr Evan Laksmana in Talking Indonesia.

What did ‘large scale social distancing’ (PSBB) look like in Indonesia’s cities? As public space opens up again, how will Indonesia’s urban dwellers respond? Dr Jemma Purdey chats to Dr Amanda Achmadi in the latest episode of Talking Indonesia.

In Talking Indonesia this week, Dr Dirk Tomsa chats to Associate Professor Sharyn Graham Davies, Najmah, and Yeni about the community initiatives attempting to control the spread of coronavirus.

The #BlackLivesMatter protests have thrown a spotlight on racism towards Papuans in Indonesia. In this weeks Talking Indonesia podcast, Dr Dave McRae chats to Ligia Giay about the drivers and impacts of racism against Papuans.