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Both camps in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election this year engaged in post-truth politics. www.shutterstock.com

Beyond fake news: social media and market-driven political campaigns

Indonesian politicians have engaged in post-truth politics, framing information and stories by appealing to emotions with very little or no regard to any policy details and objective facts.
There is no dominant Islamist group in Indonesia that represents a coherent Islamic community. Reuters/Beawiharta

Should we worry about Islamism in Indonesia?

There are elements of intolerance and racism in Indonesia. But that does not necessarily mean that an organised Islamic political movement is on the rise.
The 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election may be one of the most important local elections in Indonesia so far. EPA/Adi Weda

Jakarta governor’s race a litmus test for Indonesia

Would religious and ethnic narratives be effective at swaying voters?

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