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Empowering Empowerment

When you’re having a conference of more than 1000 participants, like the conference we’ve got here, you cannot expect real dialogues inside the sessions. Most of it will…

Data Bencana Mutakhir | Update on Disasters

Versi Badan Nasional Penanggulangan Bencana bisa dilihat di http://docs.google.com Username: userbnpb Password: pusdalopsbnpb Ini saya salinkan beberapa poinnya. Jangan lupa ikut bantu mereka, dengan cara apapun yang kau…

Counting the Perception

 In a few days the Transparency International is going to publish the newest Corruption Perceptions Index. It’s an index which, simply said, measures people’s perceptions about the corruption…

After September, Finally Published

Browsed my hard disk and found an unpublished blog entry from 2007. Re-reading it, somehow I felt it’s funny. A version of me in 2007, talking to you…

Towards A Corruption-Free Kupang (and Indonesia)

Hendrik Bera, a 16 years student from Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, fell silent in his chair in the seminar room of Komunitas Salihara. The young man had just…

Aye Mama, Mafilika!

Kuli dziko lam’ntendere kutsidya ilo lanyanja ndikokulitu m’ntendele (there is a peaceful land on the other side of the lake and there is freedom) Ukokulibe nkhondo kulibe usiwa…

Education Institutions Should NOT Be An Incubator for Corruption

It is a fact that schools produce not only scholars, but corruptors as well. In many countries, we find that educational institutions seem to be filled by corrupt…

Embracing Youths to Fight Against Corruption

“Sir, I think the Sunshine Principle can be used to prevent corruption,” said a student in a class. The sun has the power to kill germs, he said….

What Is Artivism?

It’s a new noun. Activism paired with art. And the one who’s doing artivism is of course called an artivist. (I’m borrowing the phrase from Ndungi Githuku of…

Weak Will

I’m not really a shopper, fashionista, or a big spender. But lately I found myself kinda weak. I’d like to blame it to my boy who cannot accompany…

We Love Discounts

Tuesday (23/3) was Borobudur Hotel’s 36th birthday. They offer cheap set menu – IDR 36k++ at all restaurants – and 36% discount at its pastry shop, Gourmet. The…

My First Blog Entry: Year 2000

Or was it 2001? I’ve forgotten. But I do remember I was in my 11th grade. I simply didn’t want to lag behind a friend of mine, Nofie…