Ikhwan Hastanto

Penulis lepas, bermukim di Yogyakarta. 

indonesia

Millions of People Watched an Indonesian Journalist Interview an Empty Chair

The mock sit-down was meant to be with the health minister, who has come under fire for his handling of the pandemic.
Ikhwan Hastanto
10 hours ago
Climate Uprise

These Simple Innovations Could Be Game Changers for the Environment

Climate Change is real, so young innovators are taking matters into their own hands to protect their future.
Ikhwan Hastanto
9.25.20
indonesia

COVID Appears to Be Pushing Couples in Indonesia to Divorce

Several districts in Indonesia reported higher-than-usual filings for divorce since the start of the coronavirus pandemic.
Ikhwan Hastanto
8.26.20
indonesia

A YouTuber Went Viral Just for Staring at his Screen for Two Hours

It appears to be part of a trend that's catching on in Indonesia.
Ikhwan Hastanto
8.14.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

People Can’t Believe How Much This Sea Creature in Indonesia Looks Like a Giant Cockroach

The newly-discovered species of crustacean can grow up to a foot long.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.21.20
indonesia

Indonesian Cops Jailed Over Acid Attack on Graft Investigator After Widely Panned Three-Year Probe

The officers who carried out the attack were given light sentences due to their claim that they didn't mean to leave the investigator blind in one eye.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.17.20
indonesia

Indonesian Family Forces 12-Year-Old Girl to Marry 45-Year-Old Man to ‘Repay a Favor’

Despite the government banning them, child marriages are still common in Indonesia, much to the detriment of the girls pressed into them.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.15.20
indonesia

Frenchman Found Dead in Jail Cell After Allegedly Molesting As Many As 300 Indonesian Minors

The scale of the alleged abuse is a grim reminder of Indonesia's apparent inability to protect its children against sexual predators.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.13.20
indonesia

Nine Female Cyclists in Indonesia’s Banda Aceh Were Tracked Down by Police For Wearing ‘Sexy’ Clothes

The incident has dragged the province's controversial Sharia-based dress code back into the spotlight. As for the riders' offending garb? Long-sleeved shirts and dark slacks.
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.7.20
indonesia

Indonesia's House of Representatives Dropped an Anti-Sexual Violence Bill

The proposed law, a deputy commissioner said, was "too difficult to discuss."
Ikhwan Hastanto
7.3.20
Coronavirus

Why Do Indonesians Keep Taking Back the Bodies of COVID-19 Patients by Force?

It has to do with cultural expectations, for one thing, and stigma, for another, but some say the government could also stand to be a little more flexible.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.19.20
Coronavirus

Fearing a Post-COVID Baby Boom, Indonesia Is Making a Lot of Noise About Contraception. Literally.

Amid a substantial drop in the use of birth control since the onset of the pandemic, Indonesian authorities are taking to the streets to remind people to use contraceptives.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.16.20
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