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The Fifth Estate: The Future of Indonesia

Sat 31 Aug, 2.30pm
RMIT Kaleide Theatre

Jakarta-based commentator Andreas Harsono and celebrated Indonesian poet Norman Erikson Pasaribu speak with Sally Warhaft about the critical social and political complexities facing the country, and the challenges they face in navigating them.

Supported by the Wheeler Centre

Andreas Harsono is supported by Human Rights Watch and Monash University Publishing

Duration

1 hour

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Session Artists

Andreas Harsono, author of a number of books, began his career as a reporter for the Bangkok-based Nation and the Kuala Lumpur-based Star newspapers. In the 1990s, he helped establish Jakarta’s Alliance of Independent Journalists and of the South East Asia Press Alliance in Bangkok. Since 2008 he has covered Indonesia for Human Rights Watch.

Norman Erikson Pasaribu is an Indonesian writer of poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. His first book of poems Sergius Seeks Bacchus (trans. by Tiffany Tsao) received a PEN Translates Award and is out in Australia with Giramondo. He won the Young Author Award from Southeast Asia Literary Council in 2017.

Sally Warhaft is a Melbourne anthropologist, interviewer and former editor of The Monthly magazine. She is the author of Well May We Say: The Speeches That Made Australia and the host of the Wheeler Centre’s live journalism series, The Fifth Estate.

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