Muslim women show their ink-stained fingers after voting in Jakarta. Photo: AP

Forget Indonesia’s loud male Islamists. Instagram’s female Muslim influencers do politics disguised as a selfie

  • Many Indonesian women have a hefty yet subtle political presence on social media and use less overt methods to carry their messages to the masses
  • Millennial influencers blend online posts about personal interests and style with calls for mobilisation on social issues
Topic |   Social media

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Muslim women show their ink-stained fingers after voting in Jakarta. Photo: AP
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Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto shout slogans during a rally outside the Elections Supervisory Agency in Jakarta. Photo: EPA-EFE

1 million will march against Indonesia presidential poll result, say opposition groups, but others doubtful

  • President Joko Widodo clinched victory with a 10 percentage point lead when the final count was released early on Tuesday
  • But challenger Prabowo Subianto is claiming ‘massive cheating and irregularities’, and supporters are calling for a ‘people power’ movement
Topic |   Indonesia

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Supporters of Indonesian presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto shout slogans during a rally outside the Elections Supervisory Agency in Jakarta. Photo: EPA-EFE
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