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News Indonesia » Social: Indonesia’s anti-LGBT drive should concern all Asia

News channel or source: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/02/20/indonesias-anti-lgbt-drive-should-concern-all-asia
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Discriminatory clauses in existing laws were long ignored by authorities – but the spike in anti-LGBT rhetoric has given social sanction to their enforcement. For example, Indonesia’s 2008 Pornography Law calls same-sex conduct a “deviant behavior.”

News Indonesia » Social: Indonesia: Polygamy On Rise

News channel or source: http://www.eurasiareview.com/20022018-indonesia-polygamy-on-rise/
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Now, I stop myself from asking much of him. I’m tired,” she said. Though the practice is frowned upon in Indonesia, polygamy is gaining popularity through social media and apps with names like AyoPoligami [“Let’s Do Polygamy”] and Nikah Sirri.com ...

News Indonesia » Social: Indonesia Quietly Passes Law to Quash Criticism of Politicians

News channel or source: https://www.voanews.com/a/indonesia-law-to-quash-criticism-of-politicians/4263867.html
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

“Indonesia’s parliament is one of the least trusted state ... “The polarizing debate around the social and moral implications of the RKUHP provided a distraction from greater scrutiny of the other packets of legislation, including the MD3 law ...

News Indonesia » Social: Can Indonesia’s new cybercrime unit win its war on fake news?

News channel or source: http://www.scmp.com/week-asia/geopolitics/article/2132683/can-indonesias-new-cybercrime-unit-win-its-war-fake-news
Publication date: onday 19 February 2018

Setiadi said that among Indonesia’s biggest cyber threats this year were online hoaxes on social media, which are predicted to proliferate during the election season. “Indonesia will hold simultaneous local elections this year, then a presidential ...

News Indonesia » Social: US-Indonesia Relations: From Aspiration to Achievement

News channel or source: https://thediplomat.com/2018/02/us-indonesia-relations-from-aspiration-to-achievement/
Publication date: Wednesday 21 February 2018

In the past two years, militants have used social media to organize large rallies that influenced elections within Indonesia – most notably, the 2017 Jakarta governor’s race – while the Jokowi administration also has faced a possible growing threat ...

News Indonesia » Social: Turning the rising tide of anti-LGBT sentiment in Indonesia

News channel or source: http://www.eastasiaforum.org/2018/02/21/turning-the-rising-tide-of-anti-lgbt-sentiment-in-indonesia/
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

The LGBT ‘threat’ in Indonesia is being created in part by media coverage that frames being LGBT as a disease. Social media can also crystallise an angry mob with GPS accuracy via thousands of camera lenses, conjuring mass violence and hatred against ...

News Indonesia » Social: How Indonesia Can Use Urban Planning to Tackle Inequality

News channel or source: https://thewire.in/223753/indonesia-can-use-urban-planning-tackle-inequality/
Publication date: onday 12 February 2018

Income inequality creates both spatial and social divides and shows itself within cities in many ways. Gated communities in Indonesia have become a glaring example. However, legislation and urban planning can help bridge these divides and reduce inequality.

News Indonesia » Social: New Indonesia web system blocks more than 70,000 'negative' sites

News channel or source: https://finance.yahoo.com/news/indonesia-system-blocks-more-70-071443114.html
Publication date: Sunday 18 February 2018

The ministry also acts to get content removed from social media platforms if there are complaints from the public. Indonesia threatened last year to block Facebook Inc's WhatsApp Messenger, which is widely used in the country, unless obscene Graphics ...

News Indonesia » Social: Beyond access: Making Indonesia’s education system work

News channel or source: https://www.lowyinstitute.org/beyond-access-making-indonesia-s-education-system-work
Publication date: uesday 20 February 2018

Making Indonesia’s education system ‘work’ — in the sense of achieving higher educational standards and better learning outcomes — therefore requires a fundamental shift in the underlying political and social relationships that have shaped the ev ...