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May 10, 2023

Jakarta Post - May 10, 2023

Tonggo Simangunsong, Jakarta – Uli Artha Panggabean is a weaver of ulos, the traditional woven cloth of the Batak tribe. Her passion for the tradition goes deep.

March 2, 2023

Macao News - March 2, 2023

Jose Matheus – Authorities in Timor-Leste are pushing for Portuguese to be adopted as the sole medium of instruction in the country's schools, even though some 80 per cent of the countr

February 10, 2023

Jakarta Globe - February 10, 2023

Lily McCure, Jakarta – The decline of Indonesian language education in Australian institutions is raising concerns about the potential impact on future relations between the neighboring

February 9, 2023

Tabloid Jubi - February 9, 2023

When Amanda Wamblolo was young, she never had any difficulties finding food.

February 3, 2023

Jakarta Post - February 3, 2023

Kate Newsome, Jakarta – Australia has an Indonesian language problem; or rather, the lack of it.

July 28, 2022

Jakarta Globe - July 28, 2022

Oliver Boden – Australian Labor governments have tended to want friendlier relations with their Asian neighbors.

February 27, 2022

AsiaOne - February 27, 2022

Johannes NugrohoSouth – Indonesians have a saying that a name is akin to a prayer.

February 8, 2022

Jakarta Post - February 8, 2022

Radhiyya Indra, Jakarta – From a decades-long tradition to movie inspiration – arisan is a social rite, financial help, a fun get-together and more.

December 14, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - December 14, 2021

Edward Aspinall, Sharyn Davies and Vedi Hadiz – Back in the 1990s, when Indonesia was the subject of former Australian Prime Minister Paul Keating's "magnificent obsession", courses on

November 11, 2021

Coconuts Jakarta - November 11, 2021

We at Coconuts have been adamant for quite a while that cultural inferiority complex has no place in the 21st century, and it's nice to see President Joko Widodo on our side on this iss

November 9, 2021

Mongabay - November 9, 2021

Taufik Wijaya, Palembang, Indonesia – Silo Siswanto picks a rejung melody over a guitar fretboard under stage lights in the Teater Potlot in the city of Palembang, evoking the fragility

September 28, 2021

Indonesia at Melbourne - September 28, 2021

Elena Williams – Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Australian study abroad to Indonesia was booming.

April 21, 2021

The Conversation - April 21, 2021

Melissa Crouch – Universities are vital institutional actors in Australia's relations with Indonesia.

December 4, 2020

Sydney Morning Herald - December 4, 2020

Aja Styles – The Australian Indonesian Business Council has written to Murdoch University's vice chancellor calling for the reconsideration of a decision to axe its Indonesian language

February 21, 2020

Jakarta Post - February 21, 2020

Jakarta – Education and Culture Minister Nadiem Makarim said he dreamed of making Indonesian a commonly used language in Southeast Asia.

January 17, 2020

Jakarta Post - January 17, 2020

Devina Heriyanto, Jakarta – Almost nobody gets it right on the first try. Since Ailen was in elementary school until university, people often misread her name as Alien.

December 14, 2019

Straits Times - December 14, 2019

Jakarta – Dozens of Indonesians have taken part in a shouting competition in the capital Jakarta, taking five minutes on stage to belt out advice on issues such as health, education an

December 13, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 13, 2019

Jakarta – Pencak silat, a traditional Indonesian martial art married with dance that has found a wider audience in film in the past few years, was recognized on Thursday as a piece of

December 10, 2019

Jakarta Post - December 10, 2019

Jakarta – Occasionally you may overhear people gossiping about someone else and they use the term julid, or you come across the word ambyar when you are scrolling through your Twitter

December 8, 2019

Jakarta Globe - December 8, 2019

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Perempuan Berkebaya, or "Women in Kebaya," a community of women in Jakarta who has been preaching the gospel of the traditional Indonesian blouse in the past f

November 26, 2019

Jakarta Globe - November 26, 2019

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Members of Indonesia's Regional Representative Council and researchers say the government should prioritize a "cultural approach" to end decades of conflicts i

November 18, 2019

Jakarta Globe - November 18, 2019

Nur Yasmin, Jakarta – The Education and Culture Ministry is holding an exhibition of Papuan culture, titled "The Diversity of Papuan Culture," at the Sarinah Mall on Jalan Thamrin in C

November 3, 2019

Jakarta Globe - November 3, 2019

Diana Mariska, Jakarta – Local and international storytellers gathered together to entertain children and educate parents about the importance of storytelling during the two-day Indone

October 30, 2019

Jakarta Post - October 30, 2019

Jakarta – New words that might be more often seen on social media than in textbooks have been included in the Great Dictionary of the Indonesian Language of the Language Center (KBBI).

October 10, 2019

Jakarta Post - October 10, 2019

Jakarta – A new regulation signed by President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo makes the use of Indonesian the obligatory official language in a broad range of activities, ranging from school les

Jakarta Post - October 10, 2019

Arya Dipa, Bandung – The government has named 13 traditional arts from West Java as intangible cultural heritage as a way to protect the arts from being claimed by other countries.

October 9, 2019

Coconuts Jakarta - October 9, 2019

President Joko Widodo has passed a Presidential Regulation (Perpres) on the use of Bahasa Indonesia, and boy is it going to upset some South Jakarta millennials.

July 28, 2019

Antara News - July 28, 2019

Musa Abubar and Eliswan Azly, Jayapura – The Papua Archaeological Center's researcher, Hari Suroto, highlighted the importance of teaching "koteka" (penis gourd) at schools in the cent

July 20, 2019

The Diplomat - July 20, 2019

Nick Rodway and Grace Dungey – In a time of near universal dependence on the English language, it is all too easy to dismiss the importance of linguistic diversity across the globe.

June 21, 2019

The Asian Age - June 21, 2019

Yogyakarta – It is widely known that Indonesia was once ruled by a Hindu kingdom.

May 11, 2019

Jakarta Globe - May 11, 2019

Jakarta – The first Indonesia International Islamic Fair was held on May 9 through May 11 at Balai Kartini, Jakarta, bridging the gap between diverse Islamic cultures from all over the

April 18, 2019

The Diplomat - April 18, 2019

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat – In early April, 36 arts teachers from various provinces in Indonesia were invited for education and cultural communication training at the China Conservator

Jakarta Globe - April 18, 2019

Ni Komang Erviani, Denpasar – The Bali administration is drafting a regulation to identify and protect the province's cultural assets from piracy.

March 4, 2019

Tempo - March 4, 2019

Ahmad Faiz Ibnu Sani, Jakarta – During a visit by the SMK (vocational high school) Taruna Nusantara at the Bogor Presidential Palace, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo called for people t

February 1, 2019

Jakarta Post - February 1, 2019

Jon Afrizal, Jambi – A linguist in Jambi has criticized the rampant use of "cliches" or gobbledygook among government officials and political institutions, saying that such use comes f

August 13, 2018

Dili Weekly - August 13, 2018

Estevao Nuno – The executive director (CEO) of NGO Timor Aid, Florentino Sarmento, said the original culture of Timor, handed down from the ancestors will go extinct unless young Timore

May 21, 2018

Dili Weekly - May 21, 2018

Estevao Nuno – Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) Timor Aid aims to preserve Timor's culture through book documentation to inform Timorese in the future about their culture.

May 3, 2018

Radio New Zealand International - May 3, 2018

Vincent Paunovic – A country under siege for decades, Timor-Leste has more than its fair share of challenges as it seeks to develop, recover and move forward after decades of struggle u

October 15, 2017

Garland Magazine - October 15, 2017

In the far-east of Timor-Leste, where the road narrows to one lane overhung with vegetation, where crocodiles still lurk in the rivers, and where freedom fighters were born, lies Lospalos.

February 28, 2017

Dili Weekly - February 28, 2017

Paulina Quintao – The Alola Foundation has called on women's weaving groups to preserve and maintain the originality of tais traditions as part of the country's identity.

August 2, 2016

Jakarta Globe - August 2, 2016

Jakarta – The Ministry of Education and Culture's Head of Language Development Agency, Dadang Sunendar, has said that 139 ethnic languages in Indonesia are at risk of falling out of use.

November 20, 2015

Australian Associated Press - November 20, 2015

It would be an "irreversible national scandal" if Australia allowed Indonesian studies to cease in this country, the federal shadow treasurer warns.The language is on track for extincti

June 17, 2015

Tabloid JUBI - June 17, 2015

Bengkulu, Jubi – Two Papuan indigenous languages, Saponi and Mapia, are among 14 Indonesian tongues that have gone extinct.

February 2, 2015

Dili Weekly - February 2, 2015

Paulina Quintao – The Alola Foundation (FA) is urging the Timorese government to create regulation that will protect the originality of the Tais (traditional cloth) of Timor, including motifs used

November 24, 2014

Dili Weekly - November 24, 2014

Martinha Gusmao – The Education Ministry, through the National University of Timor Lorosa'e, has signed a memorandum of understanding with Portugal's University of Coimbra committing th

August 11, 2014

Jakarta Post - August 11, 2014

Jakarta – A group of artists from the Indonesian Arts Coalition has criticized a draft bill on culture that is currently being legislated by the House of Representatives.

February 10, 2014

Dili Weekly - February 10, 2014

Paulina Quintao – The Monitoring and Advocacy Officer for Programs at the Timor-Leste Coalition for Education (TLCE), Joao Soares R.

October 21, 2013

August 9, 2013

Free West Papua Campaign Media Release - August 9, 2013

The KNPB (West Papua National Committee) and PNWP (West Papua National Parliament) will march through the streets of West Papua on August 15th on a Papuan cultural parade in support of

January 4, 2012

Time Magazine - January 4, 2012

Brendan Brady, Dili – The sleeves of his button-down shirt rolled up, standing on an open-air stage before an audience of hundreds, the man read his poems with dramatic pauses, varied i