In the news

  • Jokowi has signed a regulation to ban mass organisations that do not support Indonesia’s national ideology of Pancasila.
  • In New Mandala Usman Hamid and Liam Gammon write that the regulation mounts ‘a serious attack on legal protections of freedom of association in Indonesia.’
  • In the Conversation, meet the Hijabers of Instagram, the ‘Muslim women challenging stereotypes.’
  • Rachmat Witoelar, who was Indonesia’s environmental minister from 2004 to 2009 and is currently the President’s special envoy for climate change, spoke to the ABC about the environmental challenges facing Indonesia.
  • In Bakasi, rising sea levels have forced people to leave their homes.
  • Read a review of “Vengeance Is Mine, All Others Pay Cash”, Eka Kurniawan’s third novel.
  • Fairfax’s Jewel Topsfield sits down with Aaron Seeto, the Australian director of Museum MACAN – Indonesia’s first world-class museum dedicated to international modern and contemporary art. MACAN stands for the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art in Nusantara and will will open to the public in early November.


  • Jakarta, 17 July – join the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club for a discussion of the opportunities – and pitfalls – of the digital revolution in Indonesia.
  • Sydney, 29 July – head down to Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville for the annual Indonesian Bazaar 2017.


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