Introduction to the world’s fourth largest country
This month the U.S. TV news program PBS NewsHour broadcast a series of reports from Indonesia. This video is an excellent introduction to modern Indonesia for Americans who do not know much about the country:
Indonesia on the Rise: Is It a Model for New Democracies? (9 min. 16 sec.)
There are three other video reports in the series:
- Soaring Food Costs Hit Indonesian Families’ Budgets (8 min. 7 sec.)
- Indonesia’s Mentally Ill Face Neglect, Mistreatment (9 min. 47 sec.)
- Indonesian Plant Shows Promise for Male Birth Control (6 min. 45 sec.)
You can also see a summary of the series and a video interview with reporter Ray Suarez.
Text stories in the series from PBS NewsHour (some by Suarez and others by reporter Cat Wise):
- Jakarta Gridlock Creates a Public Health Nightmare
- New Indonesia Law: Allow Breastfeeding, or Face Punishment
- Reporter’s Notebook: Indonesia’s Grand Goals, and Vulnerability
- Indonesians Looking for Improvement at Home, Watching U.S. Closely
- Reporter’s Notebook: Indonesia’s Mentally Ill, Caged and Bound
- High Food Prices Hit Small Indonesian Town Hard
I’m really pleased that PBS produced this series about Indonesia!