Mixed Signal From National Television Programme (The Jakarta Post’s Your letters: Catastrophic media)

Indonesia is once again in mourning for a national comedian. Now, therefore, is a good time to scrutinise how the media covers deaths of famous figures like Olga Syahputra. A TV station recently began a new Bollywood-nuanced program. As an international relations graduate, I perceive the new show as an effort to boost business and cultural ties between Indonesia and India, which were booming at … Continue reading Mixed Signal From National Television Programme (The Jakarta Post’s Your letters: Catastrophic media)

Je ne suis pas #JeSuisCharlie ni #JeNeSuisPasCharlie

It’s been two weeks since the Charlie Hebdo incident took the world by storm stirring the outcry for freedom of expression. Thousands of people marched together with their eminent leaders and echoing the  slogan “Je Suis Charlie” across the globe. Looking at the phenomenon, I tried not to be involved in the public discussion nor jumping into the bandwagon condemning the two misguided guys who … Continue reading Je ne suis pas #JeSuisCharlie ni #JeNeSuisPasCharlie