In the news
- The G20 summit is currently being held in Hamburg. On the sidelines of the summit, Malcolm Turnbull and Joko Widodo are expected to meet and discuss steps to finalise a trade deal by the end of 2017.
- In the Conversation, Boston University assesses whether Indonesia’s ‘pious democracy’ is safe from Islamic extremism.
- Senior Australian and Indonesian security and justice officials will meet at the end of the month in Manado to discuss intelligence-sharing arrangements amid warnings from Indonesian police about returning foreign fighters.
- Plans to move the capital from Jakarta being proposed by the Jokowi administration has been supported by House of Representatives’ (DPR) Governance Commission speaker Zainudin Amali. Bappenas will now study the plan.
- Catch up on Jokowi’s vlog of meeting Obama, ‘Suatu sore bersama Obama …’
At the blog
- We caught up with Marsha Santoso and Albert Tjahja, who founded the Indonesian Ideas Conference (ICON) while studying at UNSW, to talk about what they think lies ahead for Indonesia, and the role young people can play in shaping a better world.
- Melbourne, 12 July – practice your Indonesian and meet some great new people at AIYA Victoria’s Language Exchange.
- Jakarta, 17 July – join the Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club for a discussion of the opportunities – and pitfalls – of the digital revolution in Indonesia.
- Sydney, 29 July – head down to Addison Road Community Centre in Marrickville for the annual Indonesian Bazaar 2017.
- Skills in communications, social media, writing and graphic design? We want you at AIYA! We are recruiting three new positions in the National Communications Team as well as a new Director of Communications. For more information and to apply check out the position description for the communications officers and Director of Communications. Applications close for all positions on July 21.
- Based in South Australia? Become part of the next AIYA South Australia Chapter Executive.
- Do you use dwibahasa on social media? An AIYA Masters student is looking for participants in a study investigating language behaviours of using Indonesian and English on social media. To get more information check here or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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