Past Research

Donor: The Web Foundation
Time Periode: November 2015 – April 2016

This research aim to understand how Jakarta Smart City and other existing initiatives outside the smart city programme affect the interaction and relationship between government and citizens, and their corresponding impacts on public service delivery and citizen participation. Furthermore, this research also looks at how these initiatives lead to the process of data creation, data sharing, and data use among decision makers – both at the government and citizen level.

Reforming research in Indonesia: Policies and practice was jointly carried out by the Communication Research Centre, University of Indonesia (Puskakom UI) and the Centre for Innovation Policy and Governance (CIPG), and in collaboration with the Asia Research Centre, Murdoch University, Australia (ARC). It was funded by Global Development Network. The study discusses the barriers in doing social research in post-Suharto Indonesia, within the context of Reformasi and higher education autonomy.

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“Unboxing television in contemporary Indonesia” highlights how media content, especially within television, is produced and consumed in Indonesia. The main aim is to question the logic behind TV production and to highlight how the audience shows varying degrees of autonomy in overcoming the dominance – and ignorance – of media producers.

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Partner: OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development), Paris
Time Period: 2012.

This research is a macri perspective research which has focus profiling science and technology development and policy In Indonesia. This research is a desk-study research and the aim of this research is to describe the development and policy of science and technology in Indonesia. This research will published by OECD around 2012.

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Author: Yanuar Nugroho, PhD; Dinita Andriani Putri; Shita Laksmi

The purpose of this research is to empirically examine the development dynamics of the media industry in Indonesia and how those dynamics characterise the ways in which civil society and citizens’ groups exercise their rights to media. This research aims to portray the landscape of the country’s media industry development and how this has affected citizen participation in the media.

The landscape of the media industry in Indonesia is highly dynamic. As the media will continue to be an inseparable part of human life, so the development of the industry remains vital to society. However, measures need to be taken to ensure that the industry should first serve the interests of society, for we cannot surrender our shared life to the mercy of the profit logic.

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Author: Yanuar Nugroho, PhD; Fajri Siregar; Shita Laksmi

This report aim to highlight the trajectory of media policy in Indonesia and to assess its impacts on the different forms of media themselves and on the citizens and their rights, particularly with regards to their media rights. Such rights, in this study, are referred to as the right to access media infrastructure, to access trustworthy information and quality media content, and to participate in the media policy-making process.

In summary, the more one takes a close look at the current mediasphere, the more the importance of media policy becomes obvious. The advancement, and decline of, citizen’s rights to media depends entirely on its disposition. Nevertheless, the public sphere is actually open for active engagement of citizens. At this point, the citizen’s right to media has unfolded itself as a right which cannot be taken for granted, but one which must be fought for.

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Author: Muhammad Irsan Aditama Pawennei, Rachmat Affriadi Anggara, Mirta Amalia

This paper reveals the current state of interaction between innovation actors in Indonesia and its implication to Indonesia innovation system. To gain wider and deeper insight, this study exposes innovation in multi industrial sectors such as; logistics industry, energy industry, and creative industry. National innovation system (NIS) is used as the main perspective of this paper. The research employs qualitative approach and gathers first-hand data by means of semi-structured interviews to collect evidence and nuanced insight within interaction among innovation actor of many industry sectors in Indonesia

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Pasca reformasi, Indonesia telah mengadakan tiga kali pemilihan umum, yaitu di tahun 1999, 2004, dan 2009. Dalam kurun waktu itu pula tampak terjadi pergeseran dalam komunikasi politik di mana kini terdapat sebuah kebutuhan besar pada saluran penyiaran dan media berbasis teknologi sebagai sarana kampanye politik. Tujuan penelitian ini adalah untuk mengkaji strategi komunikasi partai politik secara empiris, termasuk di dalamnya melihat aktor-aktor atau agen yang berperan dalam pembuatan serta pelaksanaan strategi komunikasi partai-partai ini. Secara khusus, penelitian ini akan mengulas dan mengidentifikasi isi iklan dan pemberitaan terkait partai politik di televisi di Indonesia, terutama kaitannya dengan politisasi media, serta implikasinya terhadap warga.


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Donor: International Development Research Centre (IDRC), Canada.
Partner: The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), The National Research Council of Indonesia (DRN), Universities and Councils Network on Innovation for Inclusive Development in Southeast Asia (UNIID-SEA).
Time Period: 2013

This research is the first of its kind to map and evaluate Innovation and Inclusive Development programmes in Indonesia. It aims to assess the effectiveness of development programmes in regards to the inclusivity of its beneficiaries across Indonesia. We look at programmes that are undertaken by the government, the business and the academics and see the differences in their approach. We highlight on 3 case studies: microhydro power in Ciptagelar, West Java, cassava cultivation in Bantaeng, South Sulawesi, and waste management programme in Probolinggo, East Java. This research concludes the drivers and barriers of each sector in applying development initiatives in Indonesia.

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