Monday, October 21, 2019 | 17:11 WIB

Our elected authoritarians

IO - The decline of liberal society started more than a decade ago. In places such as Russia and Venezuela, where citizens once enjoyed the liberties of electoral democracy, it was as...

Why are Papuans angry at migrants?

 IO - I write this article based on the reality faced by the people of Papua for 57 years. I was born in a remote place in the interior of Papua, a...

DIGITAL CURRENCY vs. FIAT MONEY: Preliminary Notes

IO - The digital realm accelerates its encroachment into nearly every aspect of our lives. While Bitcoin, a decentralized digital (DP) or crypto currency (CC) was first introduced in 2009, it wasn’t...

Jokowi’s ‘Carrie Lam’ Moment

IO - Make no doubt about it.  There are tipping points in politics, a moment when the impossible suddenly seems possible. For Jokowi, when he was declared the winner of the presidential...

Digital literacy, our “vaccination” against hoaxes

Devie Rahmawati University of Indonesia’s Social Vocation Researcher IO - Communications data in Indonesia assert that the most-frequently used electronic devices are television (95%) and cellular phone (91%). This...

Papua drowning in misery

Natalius Pigai Defender of the Weak IO - Whenever we discuss Papua, we tend to associate this region with violence, stupidity, nakedness and poverty. Papua seems to be synonymous with...

Quo vadis Regulation of Minister of Manpower no. 11 of 2019?

Timboel Siregar General Secretary of the All-Indonesia Union of Workers (Organisasi Pekerja Seluruh Indonesia – “OPSI”) IO - Articles 64-66 of Law No. 13 of 2003 (the Labor...

A tipping point for Indonesia?

Rizal Ramli Former Coordinating Minister for Economy (2000-2001) and Minister of Finance (2000) IO - In an extraordinary turn of events, with less than six months after being re-elected and...

Radicals in the Corruption Eradication Commission A

Dahnil Anzar SimanjuntakSenior Researcher at Krisnadwipayana University Institute of Strategic Studies IO - It was two years ago. I forgot the exact day and date. What I remember was...

Understanding growth patterns in an era of contraction

Anthony Budiawan Managing Director of the Political Economy and Policy Studies (PEPS) IO - Indonesia’s actual economic growth within the first two quarters of 2019 is far below the...

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