Jakartass is jaded
so please have a look at these Indonesian sites.Andreas Harsono
is a journalist, currently working with the Pantau Foundation, a media organization in Jakarta
. And a very distinguished investigative journalist too. In English and Indonesian.Lita in Holland
I think she's on holiday and this is probably a 'private' blog ~ and very readable it is too with some nice photos.Nungky's Man
offers Food for the Body and the Soul
That's sausages and Al Qur'an, so, being a vegetarian I'll be leaving this man to Nungky.(Five hours later: Nungky has given me the nicest thank you I have ever had. Really. )Muli's Commune
is (possibly) moving abroad.Tales of marginalized communities: how knowledges are communicated, urban spaces struggled for, and happiness and freedoms pursued.
.... and it could get a lot worse
An expert, Mr Mazzini, whose team has studied mud volcanoes for more than a decade
has spent just under a week
at the Sidoarjo site, and said that it's impossible to say conclusively whether the drilling of an exploratory well nearly two miles deep
by gas company PT Lapindo Brantas, a couple of hundred metres away caused the disaster.
"This is a huge case of overpressure
," he said. "A casing would not have made any difference, I don't think. But I'm not a drilling expert.
And neither am I, so let's move on and allow me to briefly address our colonial cousins in the Good Ol' USA.
This is what you can read in this week's Newsweek
And when you've got your heads out of the sand, read the gritty truth like the rest of the world.
(Thanks to Indcoup and his eagle eyes.)