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UoM Podcast: Media and Elections

The latest from the UoM’s “Talking Indonesia” podcast.

The Indonesian media is heavily politicised. Many TV stations are owned by political power brokers or party leaders. During elections, these ownership structures place significant restrictions on the independence of journalists and media freedom more broadly. But how exactly do media bosses interfere in the daily lives of Indonesian journalists? What forms of intimidation do journalists face? And what are the implications of Jokowi’s victory for the Indonesian media?

Listen here Talking Indonesia: the media and elections.

Exhibition: NGA Contemporary Worlds Indonesia

New Exhibition: NGA Contemporary Worlds Indonesia

21 June – 27 October 2019

This exhibition looks at the creative practices of Indonesian artists working since the fall of President Suharto in 1998, an event that marked the end of three decades of the repressive, discriminatory New Order regime. (Find out more here.)

Contemporary Worlds Indonesian NGA Exhibition Neon

Contemporary Worlds Indonesian NGA Exhibition Arrows

New Book: Race, Islam and Power

Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia

By Andreas Harsono

(Jakarta) – Political changes in post-Suharto Indonesia have triggered ethnic and religious violence across the country, says a book by Andreas Harsono, a veteran Indonesia researcher for Human Rights Watch, that was published today.

The 280-page book, Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia, was published by Monash University Publishing a week before Indonesia’s general elections on April 17, 2019. Harsono spent five years travelling around Indonesia, from the westernmost island of Sabang to its easternmost city of Merauke in West Papua, from Miangas Island in the north, near the Philippines border, to Ndana Island, near the coast of Australia. Harsono’s journey took him to more than 90 locations, including 41 small towns and 11 remote islands. Many of those locations were the sites of either state or communal violence. (Read more here or here.)

Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia by Andreas Harsono
Race, Islam and Power: Ethnic and Religious Violence in Post-Suharto Indonesia by Andreas Harsono

A chance for lift off: Indonesia’s solar sector – Asia and the Pacific – ANU

By Paul Burke

Indonesia has set ambitious targets for adopting renewable energy technologies, including solar power. India serves as a useful model for what is possible, Paul Burke writes.

Indonesia is behind the pack in terms of the adoption of solar power. The world’s fourth most populous country was outside the top 70 countries in terms of total generation of electricity from solar photovoltaics in 2016. (Read more here http://asiapacific.anu.edu.au/news-events/all-stories/chance-lift-indonesias-solar-sector.)

Image credit “Dusk in the Park” (Senja di Taman) By Irsam, 1971 Source: http://www.masterpiece-auction.com/cata/TS/2014/001January/test/pages/L23.htm and https://ziladoc.com/download/fine-art-auction-masterpiece-auction-house-7_pdf cite Mikke Susanto, “Irsam: Decorative Steps” (Irsam: Jejak – jejak Dekoratif) Published by PT Dwi Samapersada, p. 50.

Vale Arswendo Atmowiloto


Indro: Pemikiran Arswendo Atmowiloto Mempengaruhi Perjalanan Warkop DKI

JAKARTA, (PR).- Komedian Indro Warkop saat ditemui usai melayat di kediaman mendiang Paulus Arswendo Atmowiloto di Jakarta, Sabtu, 20 Juli 2019 dini hari, mengatakan sosok wartawan senior dan sastrawan itu humoris dan konsisten menjalani nilai hidup yang diyakini.

“Dalam guyonannya, ada pesan, ada hal yang benar ingin dia sampaikan secara implisit. Mas Wendo itu sosok yang konsisten, dia seniman banget,” kata Indro, seperti dilansir Kantor Berita Antara.

Walaupun pertemuan antara keduanya tak selalu sering, Indro masih mengingat kepedulian Arswendo terhadap grup lawak Warkop DKI.

“Dulu dia sering kasih informasi, dan minta Warkop nyindir Pakde (sebutan untuk penguasa jaman Orde Baru),” ujar Indro seraya menambahkan keduanya selalu bercakap-cakap dengan menggunakan Bahasa Jawa.

Bagi Indro, sosok dan pemikiran Arswendo saat itu cukup sering mempengaruhi perjalanan Warkop.

“Kita sama-sama (tumbuh) di masa itu, terbiasa seperti saling punya kontribusi terhadap satu sama lain,” ujar Indro yang datang melayat mengenakan topi bertuliskan #kalahkankanker.

Indro Warkop menjadi salah satu pekerja seni yang datang cukup larut ke rumah duka di Jalan Damai, Komplek Kompas, Petukangan Selatan, Pesanggrahan. Ia tiba di lokasi sekitar pukul 12.30 WIB dan langsung memasuki rumah duka untuk memberi penghormatan terakhir ke mendiang Arswendo sekaligus menemui keluarga.

Paulus Arswendo Atmowiloto, seorang sastrawan, wartawan senior, serta penulis serial televisi “Keluarga Cemara” wafat pada usia 70 tahun di kediamannya, sekitar pukul 17.38 WIB, Jumat.

Jenazah Arswendo nantinya akan dipindah ke Gereja Matius, Bintaro, untuk penyelenggaraan Misa Requiem pada Sabtu pukul 10.00 WIB. Setelahnya, jasad Arswendo akan dikebumikan di pemakaman San Diego Hills, Karawang.***

Siska Nirmala Sabtu, 20 Jul 2019, Pikiran Rakyat