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.

Does Indonesia fully understand Saudi Arabia?

Indonesia and Saudi Arabia has notably enjoyed stable relationships, particularly through the annual religious hajj pilgrimage. The public and local media perceive King Salman's visit to Indonesia last year as an indication that Muslim-majority Indonesia had drawn closer to the sole custodian of two holy Muslim cities. However, the recent unannounced execution of an Indonesian migrant worker once again raise the question: Does Indonesia fully understand the Saudi Arabian mindset?...

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Cautious diplomacy to solve CPO issues

Indonesia has been the world’s biggest CPO producer since 2006. The CPO business: farming, industry and product manufacturing, has absorbed around 22 million workers and helped Indonesia improve its economy, particularly through its trade account. The Trade Ministry revealed in 2017 that the volume of CPO exports was recorded at 31.05 million tons and contributed US$22.96 million to the economy. However, trade barriers had caused the value of biodiesel exports to the EU to fall steeply to US$9 million in 2016 from US$635 million in 2013, leading to Indonesia booking a bigger trade deficit the following year....

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Govt needs to worry about trade account deficit and declining exports

Despite Indonesia’s strong economic fundamentals, the state economic team of Bank Indonesia (BI), Finance Minister and Coordinating Economic Minister must be cautious about the development of the state trade account, especially during the period of global market uncertainty and strong external pressures....

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Protecting Democracy

The revision of the 2014 Legislative Institution Law, widely known as the MD3 Law, has sparked public protest. The issue became a media highlight again after the MD3 Law legally came into effect on March 14....

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Persistence despite election

The government’s request to halt the Corruption Eradication Commission’s (KPK) legal proceedings against several local election candidates suspected of corruption was declined by the KPK on Tuesday. Various statements and comments from officials followed....

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Fighting graft in political years

Series of criticisms against KPK's last week announcement about running candidates suspected of corruption have led the government to intervene in the corruption eradication process. On Monday (March 12), Coordinating Minister for Political, Legal and Security Affairs Wiranto called on the KPK to hold off during the regional elections....

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