‘Cantik’ for clicks: How the Indonesian media is incentivized to keep objectifying female victims

It is now 2019 and the media's objectification of women is still seemingly as prevalent as it has ever been.

Planet Plastic: The colossal challenge of cleaning up Indonesia’s Ciliwung River (Video)

Planet Plastic: The colossal challenge of cleaning up Indonesia’s Ciliwung River (Video)

Indonesia's Ciliwung River on the long road to recovery.

Our first impressions of Jakarta’s MRT: A fast, quiet, and smooth ride aboard the ‘Ratangga’

Our first impressions of Jakarta’s MRT: A fast, quiet, and smooth ride aboard the ‘Ratangga’

With its smooth ride and short travel times, MRT Jakarta will become the best public transport option for those going towards Central Jakarta — for now

Papa & Ayah: An Indonesian Love Story

Papa & Ayah: An Indonesian Love Story

How did an Indonesian couple find "marital" bliss — despite the fact they're both men?

Exclusive: ‘Gay Muslim comic’ artist @alPantuni talks to us about leaving Instagram and his recent return

Exclusive: ‘Gay Muslim comic’ artist @alPantuni talks to us about leaving Instagram and his recent return

@alPantuni is back.

Explainer: Why Indonesia’s musicians are worried the RUU Permusikan bill would kill freedom of expression

Explainer: Why Indonesia’s musicians are worried the RUU Permusikan bill would kill freedom of expression

Should a highly controversial bill on music currently being debated in Indonesia pass into law, there may soon come a day when the creation of provocative songs,...

Make politics fun again with our drinking game for the first Indonesian presidential debate

Make politics fun again with our drinking game for the first Indonesian presidential debate

Indonesia is eagerly anticipating the first of five presidential debates on Thursday evening, pitting incumbent President Joko Widodo and his running mate Ma’ruf Amin against...

‘Cantik’ for clicks: How the Indonesian media is incentivized to keep objectifying female victims

‘Cantik’ for clicks: How the Indonesian media is incentivized to keep objectifying female victims

It is now 2019 and the media's objectification of women is still seemingly as prevalent as it has ever been.

Privacy rights, the other victim in Indonesia’s latest celebrity prostitution scandal | Opinion

Privacy rights, the other victim in Indonesia’s latest celebrity prostitution scandal | Opinion

Sensationalism trumps ethics in Indonesia's latest celebrity prostitution scandal.

#DildoForIndonesia: The meme that’s gone viral for poking fun at both ends of Indonesian politics

#DildoForIndonesia: The meme that’s gone viral for poking fun at both ends of Indonesian politics

The ‘shitpost’ account, which is famous for its innuendo-laced campaign materials, criticises Indonesian politics and supporters of both presidential candidates in this...

From anti-vaccine Dr. Johnny Sins to suicide forest Youtube drama: The 10 most viral Coconuts Jakarta stories of 2018

From anti-vaccine Dr. Johnny Sins to suicide forest Youtube drama: The 10 most viral Coconuts Jakarta stories of 2018

Coconuts Jakarta is pleased to say that we still have a great eye for spotting the best/weirdest/wondrous/most frustrating stories from the capital and throughout Indonesia and...


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