Category Archives: Indonesia

Did Hashim get a fair shake in his “investigate and obstruct” quote?

This is controversial so let’s get Unspun’s motives and political inclinations out of the way. Unspun is not an Indonsian voter but if he was he would have voted Jakowi for president. Not so much because Jokowi is great presidential … Continue reading

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Connecting Deeper and soaring to great heights at the #APMF2014

Unspun had the privilege to be invited to attend and to speak at the Asia Pacific Media Forum (APMF) 2014, a biennial gathering of creatives, advertising agencies, media houses, publishers and advertisers from huge brands. And what a privilege it … Continue reading

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Contracts not valid if it ain’t in Indonesian?

Whoa! This may have far reaching implications for foreign companies that have signed contacts with Indonesian companies — and result in lots of work for Indonesian lawyers and translators. Another mess for the Jokowi government to try to sort out … Continue reading

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Elisabeth Pisani’s Bad Boyfriend in a guide slanted to women and issues

            This is a book review I wrote for Magdalene on the critically acclaimed (by reviews in Economist, New York Times etc, and now Unspun) Indonesia Etc.    

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What to do when a head hunter comes into town

This is a post I wrote for our office blog and it tells of our reaction to a headhunter of an international PR network that has been trying to hunt some MavHeads. What do you do if you’re running a … Continue reading

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Presidential Debate II: Muddling through the muddle

While watching the second presidential debate last night, one of my colleagues posted a trenchant commentary on the progress of the debate at-a-glance: To Unspun, it really summed up the debate last night: a muddle of unoriginal thoughts, lacking a … Continue reading

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Making sense of the first Presidential debate

Like most people living in Indonesia, Unspun’s impression of the presidential candidates had been confined mainly to a diet of TV newscasts, print news stories and the endless rhetoric – for one side or another – on social media. So like most … Continue reading

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