Media Monitoring

We provide media monitoring services from selected Indonesian mainstream media, both print and online, as well as social media. Every day, our media monitoring team summarizes headlines and picks highlights of the day that help our clients meet their daily need for information.

Holistic antiterrorism approach is needed

New, different types of terror are now facing Indonesia as child suicide bombers and random attacks targeting non-western and noncombatant targets become closer threats....

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Counterterrorism responses in limbo

Discussions about terrorism have continued after the government’s swift response to the threat was not backed by legal authority. With the revision of the Antiterrorism Law unfinished, the government is yet to possess firm legal grounds for the actions it has planned or conducted over the past three days....

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The worrying import growth

The Indonesian economy is put to the test as the rupiah depreciation could possibly worsen due to an aggravating trade-account deficit following reports of increasing imports in April....

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Surabaya bombings: a sign of regulatory failure

Indonesia has been recognized for applying a soft approach in tackling terrorism and radicalization. However, persisting terror groups and increasing reports of attacks finally culminated in church bombings in Surabaya, East Java, on Sunday, indicating that the approach is not effective....

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It's time to be firm

The recent prison riot that took place at the National Police’s Mobile Brigade headquarters (Mako Brimob) is a good example of the consequences of the government’s non-compliance to the law. While the reported cause of the incident might vary, the Hollywood-like takeover was possible because the detention center was never designed to meet a 2003 Law and Human Rights ministerial regulation, which sets a minimum requirement for high-security facilities....

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Market awaits BI's next move

Bank Indonesia (BI) is finally considering raising its benchmark interest rate, after the rupiah touched above its psychological value of Rp 14,000 per US dollar. BI senior deputy governor Mirza Adityaswara has indicated that next week’s board of directors meeting would assess the option of raising its benchmark interest as a possible next step....

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