A man protesting against the government’s new power to ban organisations deemed anti-Pancasila, Indonesia’s state ideology.
A recently passed regulation in lieu of law allows the government to ban organisations deemed against Indonesia's state ideology Pancasila. It marks a troubling turn towards ultra-nationalism.
Both camps in Jakarta’s gubernatorial election this year engaged in post-truth politics.
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.
Outgoing Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, was sentenced this month to two years in prison for blasphemy.
Ethnic Chinese and Christians in Indonesia have endured systematic and long-standing discrimination throughout the country's history.
There is no dominant Islamist group in Indonesia that represents a coherent Islamic community.
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.
Would religious and ethnic narratives be effective at swaying voters?