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Kamis, 18 Juni 2020

Voice of solidarity rises from Depok campus: Better late than never - Jakarta Post

Voice of solidarity rises from Depok campus: Better late than never - Jakarta Post

Ati Nurbaiti A strange and solid voice emanated recently from the University of Indonesia (UI). After praising the student executive body (BEM-UI) for fostering free speech in its discussion on the sensitive subject of Papua, UI lecturers last week urged the university “to assume a more active role in disseminating diverse ideas [...] to avoid producing a [singular] truth”.  Come again? The lecturers’ defense was unexpected, not only for my alma mater but for Indonesian academia. We expect silence from our lecturers, who have been wary of their job security and careers since the New Order, even after 22 years of Reformasi. Many academics don’t really care to seek what are likely to be uncomfortable truths beyond the one version we grew up with regarding Papua and other touchy issues. Over 20 members of the UI Lecturers Alliance signed the above st...



2020-06-18 18:00:00Z
https://www.thejakartapost.com/paper/2020/06/18/voice-of-solidarity-rises-from-depok-campus-better-late-than-never.html

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