Media freedom in Indonesia has improved significantly since the end of the Suharto era, but between 2006 and 2014 there were an average of 50 cases of violence against journalists each year.
Nahdlatul Ulama has 60 million followers and is a voice for moderate Islam amid rising religiosity. But analysts say its increased prominence could disenfranchise conservatives and worsen identity politics.
“We have to be physically assaulted before the law can protect us. That’s not protection. I recorded the conversation as protection, he was my boss. Who would’ve believed me? I needed…
Indonesia’s tougher stance against religious hardliners seeking to turn the secular country into an Islamic state must avoid fuelling a narrative of repression that would give these groups a a cause to unite around…
The 2019 elections will mark two decades of democracy in Indonesia. But in the context of declining democracy across the globe, Indonesia’s Read more
Indonesia’s 2019 elections will be bigger than ever – it will be the first time the Indonesian presidential election and the legislative Read more
Joko Widodo-Ma’ruf Amin In a surprise move, President Joko Widodo announced Ma’ruf Amin as his running mate for the 2019 Presidential Elections. Read more