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Documentary Dispels Islamic Boarding School Misconceptions

Jakarta. Islamic boarding schools, or pesantren, often suffer from negative stereotypes and suspicion. For a long time, such schools have been seen as strict institutions where creativity is limited and any fun activities are not allowed. A careless...

Indonesia’s Pursuit of Social Justice

Jakarta. Indonesia’s 72nd Independence Day celebration on Thursday (17/08) marks another year in the country’s pursuit to provide social justice to its population of more than 260 million people. President Joko “Jokowi”...

Companies Screen Employees for Signs of Radicalism

Jakarta. Inside busy offices in Jakarta, human resources departments are now hard at work screening social media posts of job applicants for signs of radical or extremist views. Intolerance and radicalism have taken center stage in Indonesian...

Millennials Put Muslim Lifestyle on Display

Jakarta. Over the past decade, blogs and social media have become fun tools for Muslim millennials in Indonesia to share their take on the latest trends in modest wear, but after recent political events, many have started to share more than just...

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