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“Look, a baby rhino!” and thinking about the “Third World” as portrayed by Western media

I should talk about very serious issues, like the recent sinking of two boats crammed with refugees en route to Australia from Indonesia or the frenzy over new banking regulations or the continuing controversy over the production of palm oil or the “Internet atheist” who was jailed and fined for “spreading religious hatred” or the Sumatran … Continue reading

So, about Indonesia. . .

To start off with on this grand textual, visual, and aural pre-tour of Indonesia, I’m going to refer to some basic stats from the ever-useful CIA World Factbook. Enjoy! Official Name:  Republik Indonesia or Republic of Indonesia Government Type:  Republic Chief of State and Head of the Government:  President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono National Symbol:  Garuda (mythical … Continue reading

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