Joko Widodo bets big on deregulation to kickstart the Indonesian economy, writes Zachary Hall.
Jokowi goes ‘all in’ on liberalisation
The fall of Jakarta: climate change hits close to home
Sensitivity to Indonesia is the pathway to Australian security
Suppressing freedom of expression is not the answer to ‘fake news’
‘Fake news’ is plaguing Southeast Asia. In the Philippines, news breaks that Queen Elizabeth is praising President Rodrigo Duturte; in Indonesia, photos of President Joko Widodo at a communist youth rally explode throughout the Internet; in Myanmar, rumours swirl that mosques in Yangon are stockpiling weapons for terrorist attacks.
The perfect family
An off-target approach to Indonesia’s cyber-issues
Learning to live Indonesian Islam
How the US is upsetting the Asia-Pacific regional order
Indonesian Parties Changing Their Spots?
“If I go to the parliament in Jakarta, it’s easy for me to just call up someone and ask ‘do you have time for a chat?’ They might be a member of parliament or head of a commission, but often times they are willing to talk. That’s the sort of access you just don’t get in Australia, especially if you’re a young guy that doesn’t have a name as a high-flying journalist or a diplomat or a professor.”
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