Indonesian dancers take digital stage amid virus

Some dancers in Indonesia are finding a way to keep their art and incomes alive during the new coronavirus pandemic. Two choreographers in Jakarta have given a traditional system for tipping artists, saweran, a modern twist — posting videos of dancers’ work on YouTube and asking for donations. (May 25)

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Scythes and monsters: Indonesian artists teach coronavirus care | AFP

Indonesian artists have turned to painting murals amid a partial lockdown in the capital Jakarta and its surroundings, to educate the public about the deadly coronavirus.

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Virus lockdown eases infamous Jakarta traffic | AFP

With Jakarta under partial lockdown for two weeks, traffic in the notoriously congested Indonesian capital is running far more freely than usual. IMAGESN°1QL6HM

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Long public transport lines in Indonesia after work from home call | AFP

Long lines form at bus stops and train stations in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta after the government reduced public transport services, calling for people to work from home. President Joko Widodo says Indonesia has no plan to implement a lockdown yet.

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Flooding | AFP Animé

Videographic illustrating flooding. Five people were killed, three more are missing and thousands are unable to return to their waterlogged homes after floods submerged parts of Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, officials said Wednesday.VIDEOGRAPHIC

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Jakarta swamped by flooding after torrential rains | AFP

Dozens of Jakarta neighbourhoods are flooded after torrential rains pounded Indonesia’s capital, bringing parts of the city to a ginding halt. The latest inundations comes less than two months after nearly 70 people were killed in some of the megacity’s worst flooding in years. IMAGES

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Papuans on trial in Indonesia ‘forced’ to remove penis gourds | AFP

Two Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta decried what they described as “racism” after a court on Monday ordered them to remove penis gourds that they defended as traditional dress. It is the second time their native garb has led to delays in a trial implicating a total of six activists.

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Papuans on trial in Indonesia ‘forced’ to remove penis gourds | AFP

Two Papuan activists on trial for treason in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta decried what they described as “racism” after a court on Monday ordered them to remove penis gourds that they defended as traditional dress. It is the second time their native garb has led to delays in a trial implicating a total of six activists.

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Indonesians clean up after deadly floods | AFP

Indonesians clean up and take refuge in shelters after flash floods and landslides killed at least 43 people across the Jakarta region while health authorities race to prevent disease outbreaks.

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Indonesia: residents wade through flood water | AFP

Indonesia’s disaster agency warned Thursday of more deaths after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that killed at least 23 and left vast swaths of the megalopolis underwater.

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Indonesia floods leave two dozen dead, several missing | AFP

Images from Indonesia show waterlogged homes and overturned cars after torrential rains pounded the Jakarta region, triggering floods and landslides that have killed at least 23. IMAGES

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Nine dead after Indonesian capital hit by New Year flooding | AFP

Nine people died after Indonesia’s capital was hit by its deadliest flooding in years, as torrential rains on New Year’s Eve left vast swathes of the megalopolis submerged, forcing Jakarta’s major airport to close.

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Indonesian police fire tear gas at sex law protesters | AFP

Clashes between police and protesters erupt in Jakarta as thousands demonstrate nationwide over plans to outlaw pre-marital sex, and weaken the anti-corruption agency. IMAGES

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Millions around the world demand climate action | AFP

From Sydney to New Delhi and from Stockholm to Jakarta, crowds of children skipped school Friday to join a global strike against climate change, heeding the rallying cry of teen activist Greta Thunberg and demanding adults act to stop environmental disaster.

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Hundreds demonstrate for Papuan independence in Indonesia | AFP

Hundreds rally in the Indonesian capital Jakarta to call for Papuan independence after violence this week rocked the impoverished region.

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Violent election clashes continue in Indonesian capital

Indonesia’s capital Jakarta erupted in violence on Wednesday as police in riot gear fired water cannons and tear gas at protestors opposed to President Joko Widodo’s re-election, with parts of the sprawling city littered with debris and burned cars. The city’s governor Anies Baswedan was quoted by local media as saying six people had been killed with more than 200 injured. IMAGES