As Indonesia struggles with the global pandemic, another “viral” strain has surfaced: disinformation in the form of conspiracy theories.
Author Archives: Johannes Nugroho
Johannes Nugroho is a writer from Surabaya. He is currently working to get his first novel on the May 1998 Riots published. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org
Indonesia’s Bastardised Covid-19 Jargon Points to Deeper Problems
As Indonesia has been slow to handle the COVID-19 pandemic, its instance of using foreign terms as part of its public messaging has laid bare widespread socio-economic and linguistic inequality.
Silenced by an Elastic Law
Critics have long considered Indonesia’s UU ITE law to be elastic and easily abused. But there are now fears that the cyber law is increasingly being used to muffle student activism and curb free speech on Indonesian campuses.