Joe Cochrane

Joe Cochrane

Joe Cochrane is an award-winning Jakarta-based foreign correspondent, editor and former war correspondent.

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Will Arab, Japanese cash help Indonesia’s Joko Widodo realise his capital dream?

Past Indonesian presidents have considered relocating the capital, but with foreign investments on his side, Joko Widodo’s effort could well succeed.

19 Jan 2020 - 9:37PM

Past Indonesian presidents have considered relocating the capital, but with foreign investments on his side, Joko Widodo’s effort could well succeed.

Will Arab, Japanese cash help Indonesia’s Joko Widodo realise his capital dream?
Indonesian unionists threaten to paralyse Jakarta over Omnibus jobs law they say will cut minimum wage

Joko Widodo’s government says the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation is needed to attract investment and boost job growth. Workers fear it will take away their rights.

14 Jan 2020 - 4:00PM

Joko Widodo’s government says the Omnibus Bill on Job Creation is needed to attract investment and boost job growth. Workers fear it will take away their rights.

Indonesian unionists threaten to paralyse Jakarta over Omnibus jobs law they say will cut minimum wage
Chinese fishing vessels in spat with Indonesia leave Natunas. Friends again?

Jakarta and Beijing say escalating maritime tensions will not affect Chinese investment in the Southeast Asian nation.

9 Jan 2020 - 6:47PM

Jakarta and Beijing say escalating maritime tensions will not affect Chinese investment in the Southeast Asian nation.

Chinese fishing vessels in spat with Indonesia leave Natunas. Friends again?
Indonesia unveils new military drone as feud over South China Sea incursions escalates

The unveiling of a new domestic missile-capable military drone came as Indonesia lodged a protest against Beijing over continued illegal fishing and the presence of China’s coastguard off its Natuna Islands.

7 Jan 2020 - 2:04PM

The unveiling of a new domestic missile-capable military drone came as Indonesia lodged a protest against Beijing over continued illegal fishing and the presence of China’s coastguard off its Natuna Islands.

Indonesia unveils new military drone as feud over South China Sea incursions escalates
Trump, traffic, trash: why Bali is losing its shine for Chinese tourists

Chinese tourists are increasingly skipping the Indonesian island paradise. If it wants to win them back, it must tackle zero-pricing tours and increasingly polluted beaches.

6 Jan 2020 - 10:03AM

Chinese tourists are increasingly skipping the Indonesian island paradise. If it wants to win them back, it must tackle zero-pricing tours and increasingly polluted beaches.

Trump, traffic, trash: why Bali is losing its shine for Chinese tourists
UFC: Ben Askren talks ‘challenges’ of MMA fighter retirement; delays hip surgery until August

Ben Askren says he already has a lot going on after hanging up his MMA gloves for the second time – so much so he’s putting his hip replacement back to August

24 Dec 2019 - 3:38PM

Ben Askren says he already has a lot going on after hanging up his MMA gloves for the second time – so much so he’s putting his hip replacement back to August

UFC: Ben Askren talks ‘challenges’ of MMA fighter retirement; delays hip surgery until August
The ghost of Indonesia’s Christmas past, religious intolerance, is raised with a tweet about cake

A claim that a Jakarta bakery was abandoning festive cakes may be fake, but it has raised the ghost of Christmas past in a land where Islamic extremism has left many on edge.

2 Dec 2019 - 10:22AM

A claim that a Jakarta bakery was abandoning festive cakes may be fake, but it has raised the ghost of Christmas past in a land where Islamic extremism has left many on edge.

The ghost of Indonesia’s Christmas past, religious intolerance, is raised with a tweet about cake
One Championship: John Lineker plans to give a show to the fans – ‘that’s how I know to fight’

Former UFC star John Lineker says he’s going to ‘fight the way I always fight’ on One debut in Jakarta against Muin Gafurov – ‘my plan is to go up there and knock him out’.

24 Oct 2019 - 8:15PM

Former UFC star John Lineker says he’s going to ‘fight the way I always fight’ on One debut in Jakarta against Muin Gafurov – ‘my plan is to go up there and knock him out’.

One Championship: John Lineker plans to give a show to the fans – ‘that’s how I know to fight’
Suharto-era response to 'gigolo' film has Bali reeling
Regional security the driving force behind 'campus diplomacy'
Shaping attitudes
12 Nov 2010 - 12:00AM
Shaping attitudes
Abhisit takes stock after crackdown
Sex tapes a new weapon to smear foes
Intimidation, bribes, thuggery - Indonesia goes to the polls
Growing pains
28 Nov 2010 - 12:00AM
Growing pains
Guerillas tainted by massacre join army
Scholar to challenge the views of extremists
Graft still stymies a model democracy after Suharto
On the money
28 Nov 2010 - 12:00AM
On the money
Asean leaders face turning point in Myanmar stand-off