French journalists convicted, sentenced in Indonesia

The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s conviction and sentencing to prison of French documentary filmmakers Thomas Dandois and Valentine Bourrat on charges of breaking immigration laws in Indonesia. The two were sentenced… Continue reading

More than 21 million child abuse cases reported in Indonesia since 2010

The National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA) has recorded over 21 million child abuse cases in Indonesia over the last four years. The commission chairman, Arist Merdeka Sirait, explained that according to… Continue reading

Jokowi Moves In

Indonesia’s next president Joko Widodo has confirmed that he will use the State Palace as his official place of residence. “We’ll stay at the State Palace,” Joko said on Saturday after the inauguration… Continue reading

“special attention to West Papua”

Joko Widodo, who on Monday will be inaugurated as Indonesia’s second directly elected president, will quickly move to salve the festering grievances of West Papua. Mr Joko, known as Jokowi, said his pragmatic… Continue reading

Learning Islam for the wrong reason

A West Australian man was speeding when his motorbike collided with another in Indonesia, killing a local mother, a court has heard. Jake Drage, 23, has appeared in court for the first time… Continue reading

Killing part 2: The Look of Silence

Joshua Oppenheimer’s The Look of Silence is a stunning companion piece, or possibly narrative development, to that extraordinary 2012 documentary The Act Of Killing. Its enigmatic title may indicate the numb silence which… Continue reading

Indonesia passes law to tap volcano power

The Indonesian parliament on Tuesday passed a long-awaited law to bolster the geothermal energy industry and tap the power of the vast archipelago’s scores of volcanoes. Made up of thousands of islands stretching… Continue reading

Twitter to Open Office in Indonesia

Jakarta. Social media giant Twitter has confirmed that the company will soon open an office in one of the Twitter capitals of the world. Adam Bain, Twitter’s global president of revenue and partnership, who… Continue reading

Jokowi President

The Constitutional Court on Thursday rejected in its entirety the lawsuit filed by presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto against the official election result, reaffirming Jakarta Governor Joko Widodo as Indonesia’s next and seventh president.… Continue reading

Tribal Pursuit

Pilot Guy Richardson has revealed how he was caught in the middle of a clash of clans while flying in Indonesia. The Surrey-born pilot, who stars in Channel 4’s new documentary Worst Place… Continue reading

INDOWATER 2015 in Jakarta

The 11th Indonesia’s No.1 Water, Wastewater and Recycling Technology Event The world of water and wastewater management will converge in Jakarta for the 11th INDOWATER 2015, the biggest Expo & Forum for the… Continue reading

Foreign workers in Indonesia decline

The number of foreign workers in the country has been declining in the last three years mostly because of economic slowdown that affects investment values. The government’s new regulation on employment of foreign… Continue reading