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Asian Civilisations Museum
The Asian Civilisations Museum (ACM) is the first museum in the region to present a broad yet integrated perspective of pan-Asian cultures and civilisations. As one of the National Museums of Singapore under the National Heritage ...
Asian Development Bank
ADB is an international development finance institution whose mission is to help its developing member countries reduce poverty and improve the quality of life of their people.
Embassy Row
Embassy Row, published by Sources as part of the Parliamentary Names & Numbers directory, lists all embassies and high commissions to Canada, and all Canadian embassies, high commissions and consulates abroad. Each e...
International Crisis Group
The International Crisis Group is an independent, non-profit, non-governmental organization committed to preventing and resolving deadly conflict. The International Crisis Group is now generally recognized as the world's leading i...
Partners in Population and Development
Partners in Population and Development (PPD) is the only organization in the world fully dedicated to the promotion of South-South partnerships.
United Nations
The United Nations is central to global efforts to solve problems that challenge humanity. Cooperating in this effort are more than 30 affiliated organizations, known together as the UN system. Day in and day out, the UN and its f...

News Releases

Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
2014-10-24
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
2015-09-30
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming wit...
CPJ urges Indonesia to reverse Playboy editor's conviction
2010-09-10
Committee to Protect Journalists
The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply concerned about an Indonesian Supreme Court ruling against Erwin Arnada, editor of the now-dormant Playboy Indonesia.
Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
2015-10-17
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Ti...
IFJ/AJI condemn police intervention in Jakarta Post blasphemy matter
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) (Alliance of Independent Journalists, Indonesia) in criticizing and rejecting the naming of the chief edit...
Indonesia: light sentences for deadly attack threaten religious tolerance
2011-08-01
Article 19
An Indoensian court sentenced 12 Islamist militants to three to six months imprisonment yesterday for the attack on members of the Ahmadiyah minority group in Cikeusik last February, which resulted in...
Journalists attacked covering student protests in Makassar, Indonesia
2014-12-10
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
On November 13, hundreds of police raided the Makassar State University over protests with students. A number of journalists were covering the raids when they to came under attack. Iqbal Lubis from Ko...
Press Freedom, Free Expression Still Under Threat in Indonesia
2014-12-19
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
An international delegation visiting Indonesia last week raised concerns about the current state of media freedom in the country, calling on the Widodo administration to take a new approach towards fr...
SEAJU & IFJ call on new Indonesian President to tackle country’s impunity record
2014-11-04
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asian Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in urging Indonesia's government to push for justice for journalists killed in the line of duty.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
2014-10-31
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
2009-11-17
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...

Sources Select Resources

Australian media outraged by failure of justice to Balibo Five
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists joins the Australian Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance in condemning and expressing strong outrage over the Australian Federal Police (AFP abandoning the...
British journalists face five years in prison for filming without permit
Sources News Release
Article
2015
Reporters Without Borders
Reporters Without Borders (RSF) condemns the prosecution of British journalists Rebecca Prosser and Neil Bonner, who were arrested by the Indonesia navy in the Malacca Strait on 28 May for filming wit...
Connexions Library: Pacific Region Focus
Website
Connexions Information Sharing Services
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on the Pacific region.
Defamation cases quashing press freedom in Indonesia
IFJ Asia - Pacific
Article
2015
IFJ
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins its affiliate Aliansi Jurnalis Independen (AJI) in expressing strong concern for a growing number of criminal defamation charges against the med...
The Forgotten Massacres
de Jong, Alex
Article
2015
Jacobin
Fifty years ago, in 1965, hundreds of thousands of Indonesian communists were slaughtered -- all with the support of the US. For decades, this version of the mass killings of 1965–66 has been reinforc...
Forty years on: Balibo victims remembered with scholarship
Sources News Release
Article
2015
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) and its affiliate the Media, Entertainment & Arts Alliance (MEAA) today, commemorate the 40th anniversary of the killing of the Balibo Five in East Ti...
Horrid Carcass of Indonesia - 50 Years After the Coup
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2015
CounterPunch
Indonesia has matured into perhaps the most corrupt country on Earth, and possibly into the most indoctrinated and compassionless place anywhere under the sun.
Indonesia 1957-1958
War and Pornography
Blum, William
Article
Common Courage Press
An account of the CIA's failed 1958 attempt to overthrow president Sukarno of Indonesia
Indonesia is burning. So why is the world looking away?
Monbiot, George
Article
2015
The Guardian
Fire is raging across the 5,000km length of Indonesia.It is hard to convey the scale of this inferno, but here’s a comparison that might help: it is currently producing more carbon dioxide than the US...
Indonesia's Smoking Epidemic
An old problem getting younger
Hodal, Kate
Article
2012
The Guardian
Cigarettes are a rite of passage for boys in Indonesia, where 70% of the adult male population smokes. Activists and health care professionals are advocating for age restrictions on tobacco products a...
Journalists attacked covering student protests in Makassar, Indonesia
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists (IFJ)
On November 13, hundreds of police raided the Makassar State University over protests with students. A number of journalists were covering the raids when they to came under attack. Iqbal Lubis from Ko...
Legislation on Chinese Indonesians
Article
2016
Wikipedia
An overview of Indonesia's anti-Chinese legislation throughout the country's history.
May 1998 riots of Indonesia
Article
2017
Wikipedia
The May 1998 Riots of Indonesia, also known simply as The 1998 Tragedy, were incidents of mass violence of a racial nature that occurred throughout Indonesia, mainly in Medan in the province of North ...
Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - March 26, 2016
Forests and trees
Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2016
Connexions
For countless centuries, forests, and the trees in them, have been seen as sources of life, livelihood, and spiritual meaning. For capitalism, however, forests are sites of extraction and profit-makin...
Overthrowing other people's governments: The Master List
Blum, William
Article
2013
williamblum.org
Instances of the United States overthrowing, or attempting to overthrow, a foreign government since the Second World War.
Palm Oil company plan to slow deforestation 'another land-grab'
Colchester, Marcus
Article
2014
The Ecologist
A palm oil company's 'forest conservation' programme in Indonesia has ended up being a second land grab, seizing resources from local communities' control.
Race and Politics: Indonesia's Ethnic Conflicts
Miah, Malik
Article
1999
Against the Current
IF YOU READ only the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, or watched CNN, your view of the fourth most populous country in the world, Indonesia with its 210 million people, would be of Muslims (ni...
Racism and Sexual Violence in Indonesia
Where Fear Stalks the Streets
Vltchek, Andre
Article
2013
Counter Punch
Indonesia, since 1965, performed three genocides fully backed by the West.
SEAJU & IFJ call on new Indonesian President to tackle country’s impunity record
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) joins the South East Asian Journalist Unions (SEAJU) in urging Indonesia's government to push for justice for journalists killed in the line of duty.
Slavery, Genocide, Abuse: The Dark Side of Asia's 'Tiger Economies'
Bello, Walden
Article
2015
Toward Freedom
From declining worker protections to violent labour trafficking and ethnic cleansing, the dark underbelly of Southeast Asia's "tiger economies" is on full display this year.
South East Asian Media Unite to Combat Impunity, Censorship and Wage Insecurity
Sources News Release
Article
2014
International Federation of Journalists
The South East Asian Journalists Unions (SEAJU) have taken a united stand to combat the rampant state of impunity for journalist attacks in the region and to bring their unions together to advocate on...
Two foreign journalists arrested while covering Greenpeace operation
Sources News Release
Article
2009
Reporters without Borders
Reporters Without Borders deplores yesterday#s arrest of two foreign journalists # Kumkum Dasgupta of India and Raimondo Bultrini of Italy # while covering a Greenpeace protest against uncontrolled de...
Under the Influence
Pilger, John
Article
1999
For the few of us who reported East Timor long before it was finally declared news, the "disclosures" last weekend that Washington had trained Indonesia's death squads are bizarre. That the American, ...
We need to be told
Pilger, John
Article
2005
When journalists report propaganda instead of the truth, the consequences can be catastrophic - as one largely forgotten instance demonstrates.
Widodo's lifting of ban on foreign media in Papua is step in right direction
Crispin, Shawn
Article
2015
Comittee to Protect Journalists
Journalists and citizens celebrate freedom of press and speech as a 50-year blackout of international media is lifted in Papua, Indonesia.

Sources Bookshelf

Killing Hope
U.S. Military and CIA Interventions Since World War II
Blum, William
Book
2008
Is the United States a force for democracy? William Blum serves up a forensic overview of U.S. foreign policy spanning sixty years. For those who want the details on the U.S.'s most famous actions (Ch...
Manufacturing Consent
The Political Economy of the Mass Media
Herman, Edward S.; Chomsky, Noam
Book
1988
Contrary to the usual image of the press and cantankerous, obstinate, and ubiquitious in its search for truth, Herman and Chomsky depict how an underlying elite consensus largely structures all facets...
Media Think
Winter, James
Book
2000
Increasingly the news media are owned by a small group of very large corporations with extensive interests outside the industry, run by the corporate elite.Winter argues that instead of offering diver...
Press for Conversion #43
December 2000
Serial Publication (Periodical)
2000


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