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Stories about Indonesia

26 November 2018

Indonesian school teacher faces jail time for documenting sexual harassment

Advox

Public outrage forced the Attorney General's Office to suspend the jailing of the female teacher, who was sexually harassed by her boss.

16 November 2018

Saudi Arabia's execution of another migrant worker angers Indonesians and strains an already fraught diplomatic relationship

According to the Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, about 103 Indonesians were handed death sentences in Saudi Arabia between 2011 and 2018.

25 September 2018

A new indie film festival features the struggles and triumphs of indigenous Papua, Indonesia

Rising Voices

The film festival "highlights the issues of the indigenous people of Papua through documentary films as well as to build public awareness of the important issues impacting them.”

15 June 2018

This digital novel narrates the violence against ethnic Chinese during the 1998 riots in Indonesia

"20 years on, 1998 is barely acknowledged. There [are] a lot of things to be done in terms of healing, to obtain some forms of justice."

14 May 2018

Indonesia on maximum security alert following a string of explosions in East Java

"We came into the world like brother and sister, and now let's go hand in hand, not one before another."

9 May 2018

UPDATED: Armed detainees engage in hostile takeover of Indonesian high security prison

A prison riot involving forty convicted terrorists is currently unfolding in Depok, a West Javan city adjacent to the Indonesian capital, Jakarta.

16 April 2018

Magdalene magazine gives a platform to women and other marginalized sectors of Indonesia

Rising Voices

"We channel the voices of feminists, pluralists and progressives, or just those who are not afraid to be different, regardless of their genders, colors, or sexual preferences."

27 March 2018

A Muslim Scholar Seeks to Link Israel and Indonesia Through the Hebrew Language

"I told my family that what I'm doing might have uncertain consequences, but it's something that needs to be done."

8 March 2018

Women March in Indonesia for Equality and Justice Amid Legislative Attacks on Rights and Freedoms

Marchers used the hashtag #LawanBersama (#FightTogether) to call for the protection of women's rights.

10 February 2018

Taiwan Literature Award for Migrants Makes Space for Different Narratives

Rising Voices

Since 2014, the Taiwan Literature Awards for Migrants has provided a platform for foreign-born people in Taiwan to share their stories.

25 January 2018

Rejected by Australia and Condemned to Detention in Indonesia, Refugees Protest Life in Limbo

The Bridge

"Australian NGOs have denounced this 'Indonesian Solution', arguing that their government is paying Jakarta “hundreds of millions of dollars to detain and warehouse asylum seekers."

23 January 2018

In Indonesian Papua, Dozens of Children Have Died From Measles and Chickenpox While Awaiting Medical Care

"Does anyone want to go there and get real data about their condition? And why do we only now say this is a problem?"

24 December 2017

Wayang Wahyu: Preaching the Bible Through Indonesian Javanese Puppets

Indra Suroinggeno has been conducting workshops among young Javanese to preserve and promote Wayang Wahyu, a narration of Bible stories through the use of puppet characters.

12 December 2017

Indonesian President Jokowi Leads Citizens in Condemning Donald Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

"Trump is dragging the USA and the world to the frontline of religious extremism."

10 November 2017

Netizen Report: Memes and ‘Obscene’ Messages Are Under Fire in Indonesia

Advox

Global Voices Advocacy's Netizen Report offers an international snapshot of challenges, victories, and emerging trends in Internet rights around the world.

3 November 2017

Indonesian Police Go After Social Media Users for Mocking House Speaker

Advox

"What does it say about....Indonesia when a politician can continue to act with impunity, while somebody who spreads a meme about him gets arrested?"

27 October 2017

Indonesian Law Makes It Easier to Disband Extremist Groups, but Could Undermine Civil Liberties

"There are many ways for the government to combat radicalism and defend social cohesion. Removing meaningful legal protections of freedom of association is not the way to do that."

21 September 2017

Human Rights Group Prevented by Police and Anti-Communist Mob From Commemorating 1965 Massacre in Indonesia

"The complete inaction of the police to stop this violence, contributes to the erosion of democracy and violations of the rights to freedom of expression and assembly in Indonesia."

15 September 2017

Netizen Report: Online Supporters of Myanmar's Rohingya Face Censorship, Legal Threats

Advox

Salvadoran journalists face violent threats on social media, Japanese activists stomp on hateful tweets and Chile doubles down on data retention.

13 September 2017

Journalist Faces Defamation Probe for Comparing Indonesia’s Treatment of West Papua with Myanmar's Rohingya

Advox

Dandhy posted his comments on Facebook following a rally condemning the Myanmar government for its treatment of Rohingya refugees.

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