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Rest In Power Daniel Dhakidae

Pernyataan PersPublic Virtue Research Institute (PVRI) Tentang Perginya Daniel Dhakidae, Kehilangan Besar untuk Gerakan Demokrasi Indonesia Perginya Daniel Dhakidae adalah kehilangan besar bagi gerakan prodemokrasi maupun masyarakat sipil yang memperjuangkan cita-cita Reformasi 1998 di Indonesia. Demikian disampaikan oleh lembaga kajian demokrasi Public Virtue Research Institute (PVRI) yang turut menyampaikan duka cita mendalam atas kepergian Daniel […]

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Ledakan Bom di Depan Gereja Katedral Makassar Cederai Toleransi

PERNYATAAN SIKAP Ledakan Bom di Depan Gereja Katedral Makassar Cederai Toleransi Teror bom kembali merusak ketenteraman masyarakat Indonesia. Terjadinya ledakan bom di Gereja Katedral ini jelas mencederai toleransi dan demokrasi. Jika tidak segera diusut dan ditemukan pelakunya, Indonesia terancam dapat terjerumus kembali pada aksi-aksi kekerasan ekstrem, kejahatan terorisme, dan konflik komunal seperti pengalaman di Ambon, […]

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Tiga Periode Jabatan Presiden Semakin Ciderai Demokrasi

PERNYATAAN SIKAPPublic Virtue Research Institute Wacana jabatan presiden tiga periode menciderai demokrasi. Jika periode jabatan presiden ditambah, Indonesia terancam terjerumus kembali pada absolutisme kekuasaan seperti orde baru. “Jabatan presiden tiga periode menciderai demokrasi dan menghianati cita-cita Reformasi 1998. Pembatasan kekuasaan sudah menjadi pilihan kita dalam berbangsa dan bernegara. Jangan lagi ada wacana itu,” kata Ketua […]

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Indonesia’s Shrinking Civic Space for Protests and Digital Activism

Carnegie Endowment – USMAN HAMID,  ARY HERMAWAN For many Indonesians, the specter of authoritarianism lingers even after its demise more than two decades ago. But the political manifestations of this specter are more vivid and visible than ever. Not only has the current regime revived the conventional tools of past repression, but the country’s leaders have […]

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Siaran Pers Pilkada Serentak 2020

“PENANGANAN COVID-19 MASIH PROBLEMATIK, LEBIH BAIK TUNDA PEMILU” Jakarta, 22 September 2020. Merespon polemik pelaksanaan dan penundaan pemilihan umum daerah serentak di Indonesia, sosiolog lembaga kajian demokrasi Public Virtue Tamrin Amal Tomagola menyatakan: “Kami mendesak pemerintah untuk memutuskan penundaan pelaksanaan pemilihan umum daerah serentak yang semula hendak diselenggarakan pada Desember mendatang. Penanganan COVID-19 masih sarat […]

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The thinking behind the man called Munir

“Islam is a religion of civilisation. Extremism and intolerance destroy civilisation. This is in contrast with the function of religion, which is to improve human life.” At a glance, you might think that these are the words of a philosopher or religious figure. But they are not. They are the words of Munir Said Thalib, […]

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Indonesian Presidential Election 2019 – The Three Streams Facing Indonesian Muslims: Pulls of Politics

Andar Nubowo and Jefferson Ng SYNOPSIS Indonesians are well-aware of the de facto alliance between presidential contender Prabowo Subianto and some Islamist groups. What are the likely effects of religious factors on the 2019 presidential election and how will they shape the future of Indonesian Islam? COMMENTARY HISTORICALLY ISLAM in Indonesia has led to the […]

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‘Anti-kafir’ politics in local elections: Jakarta and Medan cases

AE Priyono and Teresa Birks The politicization of religion in the Jakarta gubernatorial election isn’t without precedent. In Medan, North Sumatra, religious identity took on unprecedented importance in the 2010 mayoral election where it was used to undermine the legitimacy of mayoral candidate Sofyan Tan.