Kate Lamb

Coronavirus stigma runs deep and dangerous in Indonesia

17 Sep 2020

When Ari Harifin Hendriyawan's mother tested positive for the coronavirus, their neighbours brought a hammer and nails and boarded up the lane.

Digital attacks raise fears over press freedoms in Indonesia

24 Aug 2020

SYDNEY/JAKARTA A spate of hacking attacks on Indonesian media that published articles critical of the government's response to the coronavirus has raised concerns over press freedom, the country's leading journalists' association said on Monday.

Endless first wave: how Indonesia failed to control coronavirus

20 Aug 2020

JAKARTA/SYDNEY Only last week Luhut Pandjaitan, Indonesia’s maritime minister and close confidant of the country’s president, touted herbal mangosteen juice as a coronavirus remedy.

Indonesia seeking its own COVID-19 vaccine amid worry about access

02 Jul 2020

Indonesia is working to produce its own COVID-19 vaccine next year, amid growing anxiety that developing countries could have difficulty getting access to a future jab, the head of Indonesia’s national COVID-19 research team said Thursday.

Black Lives Matter rallies Papuan activists in Indonesia

05 Jun 2020

Thousands of miles from the protests that have swept the United States, Black Lives Matter has become a rallying cry for pro-Papuan activists in Indonesia, provoking questions about accusations of deep-seated racism.

Exclusive: Indonesia, major advocate of hydroxychloroquine, told by WHO to stop using it

26 May 2020

The World Health Organization has urged Indonesia, one of the world's biggest advocates of two malaria drugs to treat the coronavirus, to suspend such treatment over safety concerns, a source familiar with the advice told Reuters on Tuesday.

Amnesty says 1,000 Rohingya stranded at sea as Southeast Asia seals borders

15 May 2020

JAKARTA At least 1,000 Rohingya are stranded at sea as Southeast Asian nations tighten their borders to keep out the new coronavirus, Amnesty International said on Friday, urging action to ensure they were not buried in an "invisible graveyard" at sea.

Exclusive: More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with coronavirus symptoms, data shows

28 Apr 2020

More than 2,200 Indonesians have died with acute symptoms of COVID-19 but were not recorded as victims of the disease, a Reuters review of data from 16 of the country's 34 provinces showed.  

Indonesian doctor's death exposes heartbreaking risks of coronavirus battle

10 Apr 2020

When Indonesian doctor Ratih Purwarini was buried at dusk in a Jakarta cemetery, only her son Firos saw her plastic-wrapped coffin used for coronavirus victims lowered into the grave.

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