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Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy
April 27, 2022

Indonesia’s Mosque Loudspeakers Continue to Spark Controversy

By A’an Suryana
Indonesian government attempts to regulate the azan, or Islamic call to prayer, continue to inflame religious sentiments.

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools
February 05, 2021

Indonesia Bans Mandatory Religious Attire in Schools

By Sebastian Strangio
The move followed a social media outcry about high school students in West Sumatra being forced to wear the Muslim hijab.
Indonesian Minister Pledges to Safeguard Religious Minorities
January 04, 2021

Indonesian Minister Pledges to Safeguard Religious Minorities

By Sebastian Strangio
The promise follows the banning of the Islamic Defenders Front, which advances a strict, austere definition of Islam.

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws
September 22, 2020

Seeking a Viable Alternative to Indonesia’s Blasphemy Laws

By Desi Hanara
Instead of criminalizing blasphemy, Indonesia should focus on penalizing incitement to discrimination, hostility, and violence.

Indonesia’s Election Is Over But Identity Politics Will Linger
April 22, 2019

Indonesia’s Election Is Over But Identity Politics Will Linger

By Benedict Rogers
Jokowi needs to make tackling intolerance a focal point of his second term.

Stop Calling Indonesia a Role Model. It's Stopped Being One.
May 29, 2017

Stop Calling Indonesia a Role Model. It's Stopped Being One.

By Benedict Rogers
"It’s over for Indonesia’s tradition of moderation... In ten years, Indonesia could be Pakistan."

Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?
May 12, 2017

Ahok Is in Jail. Where Does Indonesia Go From Here?

By Benedict Rogers
"Indonesia’s pluralism isn’t simply in peril, it is on life support."
Can Jakarta Governor Ahok Escape Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law?
December 24, 2016

Can Jakarta Governor Ahok Escape Indonesia’s Blasphemy Law?

By Tobias Basuki
Ahok's fate will have huge implications for Indonesia's future as a pluralistic democracy.

Charlie Hebdo a ‘Clash of Values,’ Says Indonesia's Former President
January 15, 2015

Charlie Hebdo a ‘Clash of Values,’ Says Indonesia's Former President

By Prashanth Parameswaran
Yudhoyono calls for limiting freedom to get past divide between Islam and West

Does Indonesia's SBY Deserve the World Statesman Award?
June 13, 2013

Does Indonesia's SBY Deserve the World Statesman Award?

Many have protested Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono’s acceptance of the World Statesman Award.

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