Counterspeech efforts in Indonesia

Our counterspeech efforts in Indonesia have reached over 2.2MM people to date. Explore this page to learn about local initiatives, campaigns, resources, and partners in your community.

Hackathons

Our social impact hackathons are intense, organized experiences where teams compete to hack (a.k.a creatively solve) a local counterspeech challenge and develop prototype tools, products, services, and initiatives. To date, the hackathons have been held in Manila, Dhaka, Jakarta, and the United States, and we are currently planning more around the world.

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Asikin Aja!, Beda Tapi Satu

Jakarta, Indonesia
Jakarta, Indonesia

Promoting Indonesia's diversity and countering hateful narratives

Beda Tapi Satu, meaning “Different But One”, brought together young Indonesians to create digital tools and platforms that promote Indonesia’s cultural heritage of coexistence and ethnic, linguistic, and religious diversity.

The hackathon was created to recognize and celebrate the resilience of Indonesian diversity and to counter hateful narratives seeking to divide Indonesia along religious and ethnic lines. The participants included Muslims, Christians, students, teachers, entrepreneurs, coders, a stand up comedian, and many others. Nearly half of the two dozen participants were from outside of Jakarta, representing rural communities and islands that are often neglected.

The winning idea, Asikin Aja!, is an informative and entertaining YouTube series featuring short videos that use humor and graphics to debunk misinformation that is spread through social media.

Want to learn more? Check out the Asikin Aja! Facebook page.

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844K+

people reached

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P2P: Facebook Global Digital Challenge

P2P has reached more than 200 million people through campaigns run by 6,500 students from 375 universities in 75 countries.


The following universities and organizations in Indonesia have participated in the program: Institute for International Peace Building, Universitas Airlangga, Institut Teknologi Bandung, and Undiknas University.

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GenKTP, Institute for International Peace Building

Greater Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia
Greater Jakarta and West Java, Indonesia

Encouraging critical thinking, open-mindedness, and empathy

This campaign's goal was to encourage critical thinking, open-mindedness and empathy among young people in Indonesia. The team behind the campaign used social media and community gatherings, a talk show, and movie screening to encourage discussion about differences of opinion, race, and religion.

Want to learn more? Check out the GenKTP Facebook page.

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861K+

people reached

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Resources and Research

  • 2016 Demos Counter Speech Report (Part II)

    In October 2015, Demos published a report, supported by Facebook, which examined the activity of counter-speech and populist right-wing groups on Facebook and made recommendations for how counter-speech groups could more effectively diffuse their messages. This report sets out the summary findings of phase II of this project, examining how speech which challenges extreme Islamist narratives is produced and shared in different parts of the world. This comparative study looks includes data from France, the UK, Morocco, Tunisia, Indonesia and India.

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