Basuki “Ahok” Tjahaja Purnama

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ISIS Claims Responsibility for Riot at Prison Housing Former Jakarta Governor Ahok

Update: Five officers were killed in the riot, and one is still being held hostage.
VICE Staff
5.9.18
no reality

We're All Living In a Reality TV Show and No One Cares

How the controversy surrounding a pretty lame "magic trick," is the perfect metaphor for life in 2018.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
3.29.18
HUMAN RIGHTS

Here's Everything We Learned from Indonesia's Recent Visit to the UN Rights Council

The United Nations had recommendations on LGBT rights, the blasphemy law, nuclear weapons, and the death penalty. How did Indonesian officials respond?
Adi Renaldi
9.27.17
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Ahok to Remain Behind Bars

The family of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama says they won't appeal the verdict in the blasphemy case.
VICE Staff
5.23.17
indonesia

Did the Ahok Verdict Spark a Separatist Movement in North Sulawesi?

Breaking up is hard to do.
Adi Renaldi
5.22.17
Can't Handle the Truth

Bearded Spies Need Not Apply and Other Hoaxes This Week

Facial hair, hactivists, and Interpol notices round out this week's roundup of Indonesia's worst fake news and hoaxes.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
5.21.17
Can't Handle the Truth

No, It Didn't Snow In Jakarta: A VICE Guide to This Week's Worst Fake News

It was a week of fake stories about Ahok, Anies, ghosts, and weird weather.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
5.14.17
Jakarta

We Spent The Night Outside Cipinang Prison With Ahok's Diehard Supporters

Powerful photos from last night's pro-Ahok rally.
Regan Reuben
5.10.17
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Jakarta Court Finds Ahok Guilty of Blasphemy

The outgoing governor was sentenced to two years in prison.
VICE Staff
5.9.17
Jakarta

Evicted Pasar Ikan Residents Are Moving Back Into Their Demolished Slum

The slum, a community at the center of the Jakarta election, is pinning its hopes for the future on an Anies-Sandi City Hall.
Renaldo Gabriel
5.2.17
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May Day Protestors Set Fire To 'Thanks Ahok' Flower Boards Outside City Hall

Looks like the ugliness of the Jakarta election still isn't behind us.
VICE Staff
5.1.17
Goodbye

A Torrent Of Love And Flower Arrangements Flood City Hall For Ahok

Like the groupies of a rockstar on his final tour, fans of the outgoing governor are flooding city hall with flowers and messages of love and adoration.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.26.17
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