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Time To End Gender Apartheid

Sanjyot P. Dunung | Posted 27.09.2017 | UK
Sanjyot P. Dunung

I'm a serial entrepreneur and the founder of a global digital education content company, specializing in cross-cultural issues. I also happen to be a minority female from a traditional culture. I mention that fact last because it's the least relevant reason as to how and why I became an entrepreneur and how I run my business.

7 Mile Exclusion Zone Around Bali Volcano In ‘Critical Phase’

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 25.09.2017 | UK

Thousands of residents have been evacuated from villages near an active volcano on the Indonesian island of Bali as the alert status was raised to the...

From Burma, Indonesia And Malaysia To The Streets Of Britain, We Must Drive Out Religious Hatred For Good

Benedict Rogers | Posted 23.06.2017 | UK
Benedict Rogers

Throughout the world, writing as a Muslim and a Christian from two different countries and two different political traditions, we cry out for three simple principles: recognition of human dignity for all, defence of freedom of religion or belief for all, and action to promote dialogue and understanding and drive intolerance from our places of worship, our streets, our chatrooms and our legislatures for good.

As A Christian, I Stand In Solidarity With Stephen Fry - Blasphemy Laws Are Wrong, Dangerous And Should Be Repealed

Benedict Rogers | Posted 08.05.2017 | UK Politics
Benedict Rogers

Precisely because some of my own friends have been killed or jailed under unjust blasphemy laws, I take very seriously Voltaire's principle - I disagree with what he said, but I will defend to the death his right to say it.

Four Seasons - But Not By Vivaldi...

Graham Sheffield | Posted 10.04.2017 | UK
Graham Sheffield

There's a well-worn phrase about London buses: none come for ages, and then several come along at once! I wouldn't say our British Council seasons ru...

Tinder Online Is The Brand-New App That Lets You Swipe From Your Desktop

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 28.03.2017 | UK Tech

If Tinder isn’t already sucking up far too much of your spare time then we’ve got some bad news, it’s about to take the rest. The company has ju...

If You Cared About Standing Rock, You Need To Know About West Papua

Claudia Hyde | Posted 09.12.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Claudia Hyde

Standing Rock taught us that persistent efforts can succeed- this lesson must not be forgotten, especially when it comes to groups that need protection the most.

On Escaping

Ruby Wax | Posted 05.12.2016 | UK Entertainment
Ruby Wax

When I heard Trump won the election, I did the only sensible thing I could think of. I picked a destination as far away from anywhere as I could find, which happened to be a far away island in Indonesia called Raja Ampat West Papua.

Bali Boat Explosion: British Tourists Caught Up In Blast That Killed Two

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK

Several Brits are feared to have been injured after an explosion on a tourist ferry killed at least two people in Indonesia. The boat was ferrying the...

When Smoke Gets In Your Eyes: Indonesia and the Freedom from Tobacco

Citta Widagdo | Posted 23.08.2017 | UK
Citta Widagdo

Six years after the video of an Indonesian baby smoking 40 cigarettes a day went viral, it has now attracted over 30 million views. Research published in Oxford's Health Education Research reported that the prevalence of youth smokers in Indonesia was 38 per cent among boys and 5.3 per cent among girls in 2006.

Ending Child Marriage In Indonesia: Fulfilling The Promise Of The Sustainable Development Goals

Citta Widagdo | Posted 19.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Citta Widagdo

Due to its population size, Indonesia ranks among the ten countries in the world and one of the highest in the Southeast Asia and Pacific region with the highest occurrences of child brides.

A Ray of Jungle Light

Steve Backshall | Posted 16.07.2017 | UK
Steve Backshall

I've grown accustomed over the years to dreading going back. To knowing that the places I first explored in the early days of my career will be horrible sullied reflections of my rosiest memories, that I will end up feeling crushed, and demotivated as a result. What I saw of the Asmat was a beacon of light. It was a sign of quite how dramatically environments bounce back if given a chance.

Building Indonesia for and With Children: The Importance of Prohibiting Corporal Punishment

Citta Widagdo | Posted 11.07.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Citta Widagdo

In the past week, social media in Indonesia has been buzzing with news of a student who filed a criminal lawsuit against his teacher for pinching him....

Indonesia's War on Drugs: On Capital Punishment and How it Harms Public Health and Human Rights

Citta Widagdo | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK
Citta Widagdo

If President Jokowi is to fix the drugs problem, he should employ human rights-based legal responses and evidence-based public health policy and measures, consistent with the spirit of health and human rights norms to protect the wellbeing of its citizens.

Brexit, Education and Indonesia

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 30.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

This euphoria should be captured immediately because, if it is not, UK universities will suffer greater losses.

Indonesia To Execute 16 People Next Month And A British Woman Could Be Among Them

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.06.2016 | UK

Indonesia is set to execute 16 prisoners next month after the Eid holidays, it has been announced. It then plans to kill more than double that number ...

Six Great Places to Set Sail on a Budget Around the World

Tom McLoughlin | Posted 08.06.2017 | UK Lifestyle
Tom McLoughlin

You don't need much to set sail around the world. As long as you've got a boat that floats and some cash in your pocket, sailing is an easy game. But we never said it was going to be cheap. For the majority who charter their own vessel, their pockets run deep and money is no object.

Why EU Membership Leads to a Discriminatory Immigration Policy

Adam Hamdy | Posted 06.06.2017 | UK Politics
Adam Hamdy

Over the weekend my piece on why the UK government turned away more than 2,700 non-EU nurses was widely circulated on Twitter and Facebook, but after ...

Indonesia-UK Relations: Student Exchange Needed

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.06.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

In April this year, the seventh Indonesian president, Joko Widodo (known colloquially as 'Jokowi') travelled to the UK. During his visit, he inked at ...

Thanks to Jeremy Corbyn from the people of West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Politics
Benny Wenda

Statement by the National Committee for West Papua, KNPB, a Papuan peoples' organization that campaigns in a non-violent way, for an independence refe...

Why the English Premier League Should Look Towards Indonesia

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 22.05.2017 | UK Sport
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

As Indonesians, accessing the official website of the English Premier League (EPL) offers a channel to something interesting. The website has seven la...

Getting the Facts Straight on West Papua

Benny Wenda | Posted 20.05.2017 | UK
Benny Wenda

Life in West Papua is very hard. We do not enjoy the freedoms that people in many democratic countries get to experience. We cannot raise our national...

Documentary Films, Mass Killing and the Urgent Need to Remember

Julia Wagner | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK
Julia Wagner

We urgently need documentary films about events that took place in the 1940s, 50s and 60s globally and locally, now because of the threat to living memory. Soon we will only be able to document new information from the sons and daughters of the era. And if I can't even recall my actions or find my notebook from three years ago, what hope do we have on a national or international scale of remembering the past?

An Open Letter to Jeremy Corbyn from Indonesia

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 09.05.2017 | UK Politics
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Dear Mr. Corbyn, We are writing on behalf of Indonesian people in the UK. As your admirers, we were surprised to read your statement published in the...

A XXX Gift From The Gods

Nick Abbot | Posted 07.05.2017 | UK Comedy
Nick Abbot

A day after a solar eclipse swept across Southeast Asia, Indonesian villagers thought they had been blessed by an angel fallen from heaven when a beau...