Carolina is an Indonesian writer and translator. She's passionate about Indonesia's diversities and Southeast Asian culture.
Currently based in a small town of France near Belgium borders.
Latest posts by Carolina
14 November 2016
The rally, organized by the conservative Islamic Defenders Front, turned violent, and many have since compared the unrest to riots that rocked Jakarta, the country’s capital, in 1998.
26 October 2016
9 October 2016
"The cyber law is used as an effective tool to spread fear against voices who want to unmask injustices in this country."
26 May 2016
"Fear of communism, fear of liberalism, fear of LGBT, fear of Chinese and foreign powers: personalities of those with inferiority complexes. Fearing their own stupidity."
13 May 2016
"We're all saddened by the tragic loss of Yuyun. Perpetrators must be arrested and receive maximum punishment. Women and children must be protected from violence."
15 January 2016
16 December 2015
Indonesians celebrate the life of Professor Benedict Anderson, author of the book "Imagined Communities" and an expert on Southeast Asia at Cornell University. Anderson died last week.
16 November 2015
The Indonesian government is accused of orchestrating an anti-communist purge that killed at least half a million people. What kind of reconciliation is possible today?
13 September 2015
Smoke from forest fires in Indonesia has led to hazy skies in Malaysia and Singapore as well. Social media users reacted with concerns about health and jokes about "Haze Runner."
9 September 2015
The surprise appearance of Indonesia's House speaker and his deputy at Donald Trump's campaign rally in New York angered many Indonesian netizens.
6 May 2015
Debates continue about the death penalty law, the ‘war on drugs’, and the possibility that some of the convicts could be victims of injustice.
10 February 2015
Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied clemency appeals and stated that the country is dealing with a drug emergency problem.
20 January 2015
The police chief nominee also made suspicious bank transactions as a police officer, according to the country's anti-corruption agency. Many Indonesians think this makes Budi Gunawan unfit for the job.
1 January 2015
The Twitter hashtag #togetherwestand is being used to show solidarity to friends and relatives of all those on board Air Asia flight QZ8501.
15 October 2014
Indonesia has one of the biggest and most active social media communities in the world -- and Mark Zuckerberg wants to get in on the action.
30 September 2014
Twitter Users Proclaim the Death of Indonesia's Democracy as Lawmakers Scrap Direct Voting of Regional Assemblies
The Twitter hashtags #RIPDemokrasi and #ShameOnYouSBY were trending as Indonesians expressed displeasure over the vote and against outgoing president SBY.
23 July 2014
Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo (Jokowi), a popular politician from the city of Solo, took 53.15 percent of the nearly 130 million votes cast.
20 July 2014
The results of Indonesia's presidential election will be announced on July 22. Will it be a peaceful transition or chaos?
3 June 2014
The surge in child molestation cases in Indonesia has prompted many parents to ask the government to amend the law and hand out harsher punishment for perpetrators.
30 March 2014
Twerking-like Dangdut dances and cash handouts are among the spectacles watched by children in the ongoing legislative election campaign in Indonesia.