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If people really want to create a social movement to counter terrorism, we should expand our reach offline. Reuters/Darren Whiteside

Indonesia needs more than hashtags to defy terror

Indonesians reacted defiantly on social media after the bombings and shootings in Jakarta last week. But how effective is the response on social media in countering terrorism?
Indonesia should devise policies to deal with recidivism among ex-terror convicts and the spread of extremist messages online. Reuters/Darren Whiteside

To fight terrorism, Indonesia needs to move beyond security measures

Fighting terrorism purely through security measures will not be enough. Indonesia should devise policies to rehabilitate and monitor former convicted terrorists to prevent recidivism.
The ride-hailing app Go-jek is part of Indonesia’s growing creative economy. Reuters/Beawiharta

Indonesia needs creative economy law to spur job creation

Creative industries have the potential to provide much needed jobs in Indonesia. But, without a law on creative economy, industries are being subjected to rigid sectoral regulations.
Benedict Anderson gives a lecture, his last, on anarchism and nationalism at University of Indonesia. Thor Kerr

Ben Anderson’s legacy for our modern communities

Internationally renowned scholar Benedict Anderson, who helped us understand the formation of modern communities, has died in Indonesia at 79.
In its ‘war on drugs’, Indonesia’s narcotics agency targets not only drug producers, dealers and couriers – but also users. shutterstock

Indonesia’s ‘war on drugs’ may bring health crisis

In tackling the problem of drug abuse, Indonesia should change its criminalisation and punitive approach into a public health one.
Indonesia’s unofficial ‘pause’ on the death penalty has come too late for Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. AAP/Mick Tsikas

Moratorium or not, Indonesia could be abandoning the death penalty

Whether Indonesia’s unofficial 'moratorium' on the death penalty is genuine or temporary, this is an advocacy moment for Australia to seize.

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