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James Massola is south-east Asia correspondent, based in Jakarta. He was previously chief political correspondent for The Sydney Morning Herald and The Age, based in Canberra. He has been a Walkley and Quills finalist on three occasions.

'Jokowi’s magic has now gone': Prabowo ready for presidential debate

'Jokowi’s magic has now gone': Prabowo ready for presidential debate

Indonesia's first presidential debate of 2019, to be held on Thursday evening, will mark the start of three months of fierce campaigning.

  • by James Massola & Karuni Rompies

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'Serious concerns': commissioner urges Thailand to release detained refugee

'Serious concerns': commissioner urges Thailand to release detained refugee

Race discrimination commissioner writes to Thailand's ambassador in Australia calling for the immediate release of soccer player Hakeem al-Araibi.

  • by Sumeyya Ilanbey & James Massola
Locals begin to return to their homes as tsunami death toll rises

Locals begin to return to their homes as tsunami death toll rises

As the death toll continues to rise, heavy rain battered the Javanese coastline overnight and on into Monday morning, making conditions more difficult.

  • by James Massola
How the Indonesian tsunami hit some villages, missed others

How the Indonesian tsunami hit some villages, missed others

Authorities pull corpses from a cellar at one Javanese beach resort, while other places are completely unscathed by the tsunami's random acts of destruction.

  • by James Massola
Death toll jumps again from Indonesia's 'volcano' tsunami

Death toll jumps again from Indonesia's 'volcano' tsunami

The death toll from the tsunami, apparently caused by volcanic activity on the island of Anak Krakatau, reached 280 with 890 injured and 35 officially missing. 

  • by James Massola & Matt Wade
Indonesia tsunami survivor tells: 'My daughter was trapped under something'

Indonesia tsunami survivor tells: 'My daughter was trapped under something'

What was perhaps most striking, on the morning after the night before, was the empty silence in some villages along that coast ride.

  • by James Massola
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Dozens dead in Indonesian tsunami
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Dozens dead in Indonesian tsunami

A tsunami has hit beaches around Sunda Strait, between Java and Sumatra, in Indonesia.

  • by James Massola, Lucy Cormack, Amilia Rosa & Cassandra Morgan
Postcard: The day I saved a kitten from an earthquake

Postcard: The day I saved a kitten from an earthquake

The kitten's cries were more than I could take.

  • by James Massola
'I went to prison and he got promoted': Indonesia's #MeToo moment

'I went to prison and he got promoted': Indonesia's #MeToo moment

How Baiq Nuril's sexual harassment case upended her life, and underscored the lack of a #MeToo movement in Indonesia.

  • by James Massola & Amilia Rosa
Brisbane man could face death penalty in Bali over drugs

Brisbane man could face death penalty in Bali over drugs

Indonesian authorities have confirmed that Brendon Luke Johnsson could face the death penalty for cocaine-related charges.

  • by James Massola & Amilia Rosa
Lawyers for footballer Hakeem al-Araibi ask Peter Dutton to grant citizenship

Lawyers for footballer Hakeem al-Araibi ask Peter Dutton to grant citizenship

Hakeem al-Araibi's lawyers have asked the Home Affairs Minister Peter Dutton to intervene to free the footballer held in Thailand.

  • by James Massola