In the news
- Jakarta’s gubernatorial election will proceed to a runoff as no candidate wins 50 per cent of the vote.
- ‘Fake news’ has become a talking point, as Ross Tapsell in Inside Story and the Talking Indonesia podcast explain.
- How important was ethnicity and religion in the election? Chris Chaplin and Ed Aspinall weigh the evidence.
- Off the grid: how lack of access to ID documents sees poor Indonesians miss out on critical health and welfare services.
- The new Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies is out, with deep dives into the latest economic and political trends.
At the AIYA Blog
- We catch up with playwright Sandra Thibodeaux for a Q&A on her fascinating Indonesia-set play, The Age of Bones.
Events & opportunities
- Intern at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta: Australian and Indonesian postgrad students are encouraged to apply for an opportunity to intern at the Australian Embassy in Jakarta.
- Jakarta, 21 February: veteran journo John McBeth launches his book The Loner, an in-depth retrospective on President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.
- Canberra, 22 Feburary: ANU experts Ed Aspinall and Marcus Mietzner host a debrief on the recent Jakarta gubernatorial election.
- Jakarta, 23 February:former Finance Minister Chatib Basri gives an outlook on the Indonesian economy in 2017 at the Mezzanine Club.