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Gary R. Bunt

Indonesia Internet

AICIS Conference

One month to go … AICIS 19th Annual Conference on Islamic Studies [and on Facebook here] Discover More…

Abdul Somad

Jakarta Globe, Genie in a Cross: Popular Cleric Abdul Somad Reported to Police for Mocking Christian Symbol
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Radicalisation in Indonesia

ASEAN Today, Social media is facilitating Islamic radicalisation in Indonesia
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Indonesian blogger

Guardian, Garuda Indonesia bans in-flight photos after being mocked for handwritten menu

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Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia

New and noted: Eva F. Nisa, Muslim Women in Contemporary Indonesia: Online Conflicting Narratives behind the Women Ulama Congress, Asian Studies Review Discover More…

Indonesia Gen z

PRI The World, Indonesia’s newest Gen Z craze? Marrying someone you’ve never even dated. Discover More…

Indonesia WhatsApp Issues

SCMP, Indonesia’s listening in on private internet chat groups. WhatsApp with that? Discover More…

Conference - AICIS 2019

AICIS 2019 - 19th International Conference on Islamic Studies Discover More…

PUBG Fatwa

Jakarta Post, Aceh Ulema Council bans online game 'PlayerUnknown's Battleground'
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VPN Indonesia

Asia Sentinel, Indonesian Minister’s Anti-VPN Call a Threat to Free Speech
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Asian Muslim Tech Startups

Asian Nikkei Index, Asian Muslim tech startups hope to lure Islam's 1.8bn followers, 22 May 2019 Discover More…

Signing the Qur'an

NYT, For These Muslims, Learning the Quran Starts With YouTube Discover More…

Indonesia Elections 2019

I've been looking at the Indonesian elections, specifically coverage associated with social media issues:

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Indonesian Instagram Preachers

PRI, Indonesia’s Muslim youth find new heroes in Instagram preachers Discover More…

Fuadh Naim K-Pop Claim

Jakarta Post/Straits Times, K-pop promotes LGBT lifestyles and free sex, famous Indonesian preacher tells Muslim fans
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Internet contributes to radicalism among young RI Muslims: Study

Jakarta Post, Internet contributes to radicalism among young RI Muslims: Study Discover More…

Indonesia: Instagram Gay Comic issue

Associated Press/Star Tribune, Gay Muslim comic gone from Instagram after Indonesia warning
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Southeast Asia Online Market Growth Projection

KrAsia, Southeast Asia’s online retail market to reach $53b in 2023
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"Smart Pakem" Blasphemy App

Independent/Reuters, Indonesian app that allows uses to report 'misguided' religious beliefs criticised by human rights groups, 28 Nov 2018
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