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Martin Manurung

Martin Manurung is a blogger, an entrepreneur and a progressive political activist, who lives in Jakarta, Indonesia. He blogs at http://www.martinmanurung.com, which contains current issues and political-economic commentaries on Indonesia and the world.

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Latest posts by Martin Manurung

26 January 2009

Indonesia: Chinese New Year Celebration

For more than three decades, the Indonesian Chinese have been forbidden to express their culture. Thanks to President Wahid in 2000 who annulled the discrimination against the Chinese and all...

21 January 2009

Indonesia: Questions for President Obama

Between January 20-21, there were 27,968 blog entries that mention the word ‘Obama' in Indonesia. Furthermore, almost all national TV stations broadcasted live the inauguration last night.

18 January 2009

Indonesia: Bloggers Vs mainstream media on Israel-Palestine issue

Global Voices author Martin Manurung analyzes the media coverage of the Palestine-Israel conflict in Indonesia. He notes that Indonesian bloggers seem to be more mature and informed than most of...

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