WBEZ | Indonesia http://www.wbez.org/tags/indonesia Latest from WBEZ Chicago Public Radio en Indonesian election results http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-23/indonesian-election-results-110545 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP425816010165.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Joko Widodo has been declared the winner of the Indonesian presidential election, but his opponent, Prabowo Subianto, is challenging the results on accusations of fraud. We&#39;ll take a look at the allegations.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-election-results/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-election-results.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-election-results" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Indonesian election results" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Wed, 23 Jul 2014 11:29:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-23/indonesian-election-results-110545 Indonesian Elections http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-08/indonesian-elections-110457 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP209901388978.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>On Wednesday, Indonesians will head to the polls to choose their next president. Joko Widodo, the governor of Jakarta, is running against Prabowo Subianto, a former army general.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-indonesian-elections" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Indonesian Elections" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Tue, 08 Jul 2014 11:36:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-07-08/indonesian-elections-110457 Syria sets election date http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/Syria.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Parliament Speaker Mohammad Jihad al-Laham said Syria will hold presidential elections on June 3rd. He called on the &quot;citizens of the Syrian Arab republic, inside and outside (the country) to exercise their right in electing a president.&quot; We&#39;ll discuss the announcement.</p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date/embed?header=false&amp;border=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date.js?header=false&border=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-syria-sets-election-date" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Syria sets election date" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 21 Apr 2014 11:31:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2014-04-21/syria-sets-election-date-110050 Dissecting Congressional views on Syria, freedom flotilla heads to West Papua and selling attack helicopters http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-09/dissecting-congressional-views-syria-freedom-flotilla-heads-west-papua <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/main-images/AP715900251989.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>The U.S. Congress takes up the resolution on Syria. A boat draws attention to the West Papuan independence movement. The U.S. Department of Defense agrees to sell attack helicopters to the Indonesian military.</p><p><iframe frameborder="no" height="166" scrolling="no" src="https://w.soundcloud.com/player/?url=http%3A%2F%2Fapi.soundcloud.com%2Ftracks%2F109587897&amp;color=ff6600&amp;auto_play=false&amp;show_artwork=false" width="100%"></iframe></p><div class="storify"><iframe allowtransparency="true" frameborder="no" height="750" src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dissecting-congressional-views-on-syria/embed?header=false" width="100%"></iframe><script src="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dissecting-congressional-views-on-syria.js?header=false"></script><noscript>[<a href="//storify.com/WBEZ/worldview-dissecting-congressional-views-on-syria" target="_blank">View the story "Worldview: Dissecting Congressional views on Syria, freedom flotilla heads to West Papua and selling attack helicopters" on Storify</a>]</noscript></div></p> Mon, 09 Sep 2013 11:14:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/programs/worldview/2013-09-09/dissecting-congressional-views-syria-freedom-flotilla-heads-west-papua Bringing music, art and English to an Indonesian orphanage http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/bringing-music-art-and-english-indonesian-orphanage-99012 <p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/music%20for%20lombok%201.jpg" style="height: 465px; width: 620px;" title="Children at the Al-Ashriyah school and orphanage in the village of Lombok, Indonesia. (Photo by Kat Vallera)" /></div><p>For Thursday&rsquo;s <em>Global Activism</em> segment, we talk with Kat Vallera, co-founder of <a href="https://www.facebook.com/MusicForLombok">Music for Lombok</a>. The nonprofit aims to bring music, art and English education to an orphanage in Indonesia, promoting religious and cultural tolerance in the process.</p><p>When Vallera reached out to us she wrote, &ldquo;You are probably wondering, how does a Caucasian girl from Chicago&rdquo; get interested in kids &ldquo;on the other side of the world?&rdquo; She was kind enough to explain:</p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;"><em>In the fall of 2010, I headed out to Thailand to teach kindergarten music at a Thai school in the outskirts of Bangkok. I wanted to experience a life entirely different than the one I had here in the Midwestern United States. Unfortunately, things went sour when I discovered the true nature of the institution of my employment. The racism and worse yet, child abuse, I witnessed often drove me to tears. I watched helplessly as my Thai teacher took every ounce of fun and creativity out of music and replaced it with some kind of cut and dry exact science that these five-year-old children were expected to perfect, or else face punishment.</em></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;"><em>Even as a bystander, I knew that there was nothing I could do to help these children and I had to escape such a negative teaching environment.&nbsp;I bailed on my contract and headed for the border on an overnight train to Laos. I spent the next six months wandering alone throughout Southeast Asia, until I made my way to Indonesia&#39;s Gili Trawangan. This is where I met Ahmet, the employee of an internet cafe who donated a large portion of his own salary every month to his village&#39;s school and orphanage. I could tell from the moment I met him that Ahmet was an honest soul, so I accepted his invitation to visit his village in Lombok.&nbsp;Also accepting his invitation was my future partner in this nonprofit, Sarah Rutherford, an Australian native.</em></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;"><em>We were both incredibly touched by the beauty and genuine nature that emanated from the people of this village. I saw people within the community, living well below Western standards of poverty, who loved each other, took care of each other and accepted us into their circle with open arms. Al-Ashriyah, the village&#39;s school and orphanage, fostered the kind of educational environment that I wanted to nurture and inspire. In the beginning of my story I had witnessed the worst of education, but I learned from that and discovered an educational community with which I could grow.</em></p><div class="image-insert-image "><img alt="" class="image-original_image" src="http://www.wbez.org/system/files/styles/original_image/llo/insert-images/music%20for%20lombok%202.jpg" style="float: left; height: 300px; width: 400px;" title="Vallera started her organization, Music for Lombok, to provide music, art and English language education to children at the orphanage. (Photo by Kat Vallera)" /></div><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;"><em>The orphanage&#39;s school is called Al-Ashriyah, located in the village of Sesela Gunung Sari.&nbsp; In comparison to Western standards, the school is run down and in serious need of some tender loving care.&nbsp;At Al-Ashriyah, children walk barefoot through dirt and garbage.&nbsp;At night, they sleep on cold, concrete floors.&nbsp;There is currently no music program beyond a single acoustic guitar and one computer.&nbsp;Using only these resources, the students continue to express their creativity by making music and videos.&nbsp;Wouldn&#39;t it be great if there were more instruments, and instruction, that would allow the children to expand their musicianship?</em></p><p style="margin-left: 0.5in;"><em>I myself am an agnostic raised in the Christian faith, but one of the things that I love about Indonesia is its multi-theism. It is a country where Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Pagans live amongst one another, sharing the same national identity. The village of Sesela Gunung Sari is predominantly Muslim yet is filled with people that demonstrate peace, love and humanity. In light of recent American history and continuing negative media coverage in the Middle East, I believe it would be beneficial for Music For Lombok volunteers to have a positive, first-hand experience with Muslim culture.</em></p></p> Thu, 10 May 2012 11:11:00 -0500 http://www.wbez.org/blogs/bez/2012-05/bringing-music-art-and-english-indonesian-orphanage-99012 Indonesia’s President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-07/indonesia%E2%80%99s-president-susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-96176 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2012-February/2012-02-07/indonesia1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>A few weeks ago, President Obama did some surprisingly <a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y6uHR90Sq6k" target="_blank">good crooning</a> of Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together.” But when it comes to smooth-singing heads of state, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the former general who leads Indonesia, has taken it to another level. President Yudhoyono already has three pop music albums to his name. And he's even appeared on Indonesia's version of <em>American Idol</em>.</p><p>Writer <a href="http://%20http://tedcfishman.com/" target="_blank">Ted Fishman</a> recently <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/is-indonesia-built-to-last-02022012.html?chan=magazine+channel_top+stories" target="_blank">profiled</a> the charismatic leader in <em>Businessweek</em>. Fishman joins <em>Worldview</em> to share his insights on the man behind one of the world's fastest growing economies.</p></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 16:45:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2012-02-07/indonesia%E2%80%99s-president-susilo-bambang-yudhoyono-96176 Worldview 2.7.12 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-07 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2012-february/2012-02-07/weather2.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>We’re halfway through what may be the second mildest winter in U.S. history. But in Europe, they’re seeing some record lows. Over the weekend, Rome and the Netherlands recorded the lowest temperatures in 27 years. And at least 131 people have died in the Ukraine due due to winter storms. <em>Worldview</em> talks to climatologist <a href="http://www.climatecentral.org/about/people-bio/heidi_cullen" target="_blank">Heidi Cullen</a>, author of <a href="http://www.harpercollins.com/browseinside/index.aspx?isbn13=9780061726880" target="_blank"><em>The Weather of the Future</em></a>, about what’s behind the unusual weather across the globe. Also, author Ted Fishman recently wrote <a href="http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/is-indonesia-built-to-last-02022012.html" target="_blank">a profile</a> of Indonesia’s president, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, for <em>Businessweek</em>. He tells <em>Worldview</em> about the man who presides over one of the world’s fastest growing economies. &nbsp;</p></p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 15:31:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/worldview/2012-02-07 Worldview 11.29.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112911 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-november/2011-11-29/congo1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>After 33 years of rule, Yemen's president, Ali Abdullah Saleh, handed over power to his deputy. <a href="http://pages.towson.edu/cschmitz/" target="_blank">Charles Schmitz</a>, president of the American Institute of Yemeni Studies, says the move won't change much. This week, millions of Congolese voters headed to the polls despite widespread violence and reports of ballot stuffing, bribery and fraud. <em>Worldview</em> gets an update from Kambale Musavuli, student coordinator and spokesperson for <a href="http://www.friendsofthecongo.org/" target="_blank">Friends of the Congo</a>. Also, Indonesian domestic workers in Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait and other countries around the world often face horrific working conditions. <a href="http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/08/anis-hidayah-indonesia" target="_blank">Anis Hidayah</a>, director of Jakarta-based Migrant Care, tells <em>Worldview</em> what's needed to protect Indonesians who cross borders to support themselves and their families.</p></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:30:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112911 Indonesian migrant workers in Middle East face abuse and rape http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-29/indonesian-migrant-workers-middle-east-face-abuse-and-rape-94264 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/segment/photo/2011-November/2011-11-21/indonesia1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>In seeking work abroad, Indonesian migrants are particularly vulnerable to abuse. In countries like Malaysia, Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, they often work up to 18 hours a day without any days off. Many are unpaid and held in forced servitude; others are confined, beaten or raped by their employers.</p><p><a href="http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/08/anis-hidayah-indonesia" target="_blank">Anis Hidayah</a>, executive director of the Jakarta-based advocacy group Migrant Care and recipient of Human Rights Watch's <a href="http://www.hrw.org/news/2011/08/09/global-human-rights-watch-honors-7-activists" target="_blank">Alison Des Forges Award</a>, monitors abuses against Indonesian workers.</p><p>She and <a href="http://www.hrw.org/bios/nisha-varia" target="_blank">Nisha Varia</a>, a senior researcher for the <a href="http://www.hrw.org/category/topic/women" target="_blank">Women's Rights Division</a> of Human Rights Watch, tell <em>Worldview </em>what's being done to curb the exploitation.</p></p> Tue, 29 Nov 2011 15:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode-segments/2011-11-29/indonesian-migrant-workers-middle-east-face-abuse-and-rape-94264 Worldview 11.22.11 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112211 <img typeof="foaf:Image" src="http://llnw.wbez.org/episode/images/2011-november/2011-11-21/egypt1.jpg" alt="" /><p><p>Tens of thousands of protesters gathered again today in Cairo's Tahrir Square.&nbsp; Yesterday, the country's interim government offered its resignation following several days of violent protests against the country’s military leaders.&nbsp; Now the ruling military council has agreed to create a new civilian cabinet.&nbsp; We'll discuss the latest political upheaval with <a href="http://www.ahmedrehab.com/" target="_blank">Ahmed Rehab</a>, executive director of the Chicago chapter of the <a href="http://www.cairchicago.org/" target="_blank">Council of American-Islamic Relations</a>. Also, earlier this month a quietly reported conviction ended a five-year sting operation that netted one of the world’s most notorious arms dealers, Viktor Bout. We talk to Kathi Lynn Austin, director of the <a href="http://conflictawareness.org/" target="_blank">Conflict Awareness Project</a>.&nbsp; She's been tracking Bout for 15 years.</p></p> Tue, 22 Nov 2011 16:00:00 -0600 http://www.wbez.org/episode/worldview-112211