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· May, 2012

Stories about Indonesia from May, 2012

16 May 2012

Indonesia: Lady Gaga's Concert Permit Denied

After being pressured by conservative politicians and hardline groups, which branded Lady Gaga as a devil worshiper, the Indonesian police announced that it won't issue a permit to the highly...

12 May 2012

Indonesia: Soldier Loses His Temper in the Street

Early this month, a two-minute video clip of an armed soldier angrily confronting a civilian in Indonesia circulated on YouTube and became a trending topic on Twitter. Netizens continue to...

8 May 2012

May Day Videos: Marches, Demonstrations and Protests Around The World

Through cities around the globe, people took to the streets to march and commemorate the International Workers' Day. Videos by The Real News take us on a tour of how...

6 May 2012

Indonesia: Geography Lesson For Justin Bieber

While explaining the creative process for one of his new tracks, singer Justin Bieber said that it was recorded in some “random country”. The random country is Indonesia and it...

2 May 2012

Indonesia: Should Mosques Lower Prayer Volume?

Mosques in Indonesia use loudspeakers to broadcast “adzan” five times a day reminding people to pray. Recently, the country's Vice President urged mosques to lower the prayer call volume in...

1 May 2012

Indonesia: The Curious Case of the Governor's Middle Finger

The Jakarta Governor sparked controversy when he gave a middle finger salute in a youth event. He later claimed that he doesn't know the meaning of the gesture. Netizens share...