How the Islamic State is exploiting Jakarta elections

In Indonesia, rising backlash against a local politician may provide terror organisation Islamic State a fresh opportunity to deepen its grip on Southeast Asia’s largest economy. The nation’s capital city is facing gubernatorial election in February and current Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, commonly known as Ahok, is running to keep his seat. The 50-year old … Read more

Twitter’s losing favor in its capital Jakarta as rancor reigns

Romeo Gacad | AFP | Getty Images Twitter president of global revenue and partnership Adam Bain speaks at a press conference in Jakarta on August 29, 2014. Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces … Read more

Twitter’s losing favor in its capital Jakarta as rancor reigns

Romeo Gacad | AFP | Getty Images Twitter president of global revenue and partnership Adam Bain speaks at a press conference in Jakarta on August 29, 2014. Indonesia has long been the Twitter capital of the world, but rival apps and rancorous political debate are driving users away, illustrating the challenges the microblogging service faces … Read more