In Fighting Radicalism, We Must Go Beyond Censorship

by: Harry Febrian this article was first published in The Jakarta Post The government’s move to ban websites allegedly promoting radical views should come as no surprise. After being bombarded by several extremist-related problems, such as the group of Indonesians who attempted to cross over to Syria via Turkey and the broadcast of videos in theContinue reading “In Fighting Radicalism, We Must Go Beyond Censorship”

Inside Gaokao

I first heard about gaokao when I accidentally stumbled upon an article that showed some photos about it. It was visually attractive and, at the same time–provocative, I guess. When I asked some friends to guess what the photos were about, the answers showed how unfamiliar was the idea of  Gaokao for people outside ofContinue reading “Inside Gaokao

“Jurnalisme” Obor Rakyat

Oleh: Harry Febrian (Dimuat di situs Satu Harapan, 23 Juni 2014) Belakangan ini linimassa di media sosial seperti Facebook dan Twitter cukup ramai dengan masalah tabloid Obor Rakyat. Ini sebuah publikasi tak jelas yang mendadak dikirimkan ke berbagai tempat yang merasa tidak pernah memesannya. Mulai dari Bandung, Kediri, hingga Madiun. Sejumlah pesantren juga jadi sasaran.Continue reading ““Jurnalisme” Obor Rakyat”