Erin Cook

Erin Cook
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Erin Cook is a journalist covering Southeast Asia politics and curates the weekly Dari Mulut ke Mulut newsletter.

Sun, surf and a sandbox escape from a pandemic
Sun, surf and a sandbox escape from a pandemic
Thailand’s holiday island Phuket is trialling vaccine tourism in a bid to recover from the Covid-19 wave.
Indonesian cleric re-enters the fray
Indonesian cleric re-enters the fray
Amid a changed political landscape – and a pandemic – Rizieq Shihab’s return from Saudi Arabia raises much speculation.
The politics of racism as the Philippines struggles with coronavirus
The politics of racism as the Philippines struggles with coronavirus
Rodrigo Duterte and his backers appears to be exploiting the public health crisis to wedge opponents at home.
Jakarta is flooding and its governor is sinking
Jakarta is flooding and its governor is sinking
Despite promising new policies, the city’s new leader faces the same problems as the last, and few options.
Deep fakes could have real consequences for Southeast Asia
Deep fakes could have real consequences for Southeast Asia
In a fractuous political climate, video manipulation threatens to play havoc with democracy.
In dull midterm elections, Manila is a thriller
In dull midterm elections, Manila is a thriller
Another former actor-turned-politician has stolen the show and injected the spark of change into Philippines politics.
Jokowi’s cute political ploy has become a campaign sensation
Jokowi’s cute political ploy has become a campaign sensation
A clearly enamoured new grandfather, the Indonesian President also rebranded himself alongside a happy toddler.
Broad strokes: Indonesian art and 20 years of Reformasi
Broad strokes: Indonesian art and 20 years of Reformasi
Yogyakarta-based artist Eko Nugroho fears self-censorship is again growing in Indonesia’s otherwise flourishing art scene.
Beyond scandal: Facebook and Indonesian politics
Beyond scandal: Facebook and Indonesian politics
More than a million Indonesian profiles are said to have been compromised in the Cambridge Analytica scandal.
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