Melani Budianta

Melani Budianta is a professor of literature and cultural studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia. She is an intellectual-activist, who has published works on gender and cultural diversity.
Melani Budianta
Melani Budianta is a professor of literature and cultural studies at the Faculty of Humanities, Universitas Indonesia. She is an intellectual-activist, who has published works on gender and cultural diversity.

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Opinion | In Indonesia’s presidential race, identity politics fuelled by social media is testing both democracy and diversity

As both President Joko Widodo and his opponent deploy nationalist rhetoric with a religious flavour in their campaigns, and social media hoaxes proliferate, social solidarity and faith in democracy itself are under threat.

21 Mar 2019 - 2:27PM

As both President Joko Widodo and his opponent deploy nationalist rhetoric with a religious flavour in their campaigns, and social media hoaxes proliferate, social solidarity and faith in democracy itself are under threat.

In Indonesia’s presidential race, identity politics fuelled by social media is testing both democracy and diversity