Ika K. Idris, PhD Senior Fellow

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areas of expertise
  • New Media
  • Freedom of Speech on the Internet
  • Government Communication
  • PhD, Ohio University

Ika is the research director of PPPI and currently an Associate Professor, Public Policy & Management Program at Monash University Indonesia. Ika, a Fulbright scholar, holds a PhD degree in Media Studies from Ohio University (2015-2018). During her study, she was a researcher in Social Media Research Team/SMART Lab Ohio University and received Summer Research Excellence Award (2017 and 2018) from SMART Lab. Along with her colleagues in Ohio University, she published research related to information literacy in Indonesia, fake news literacy among university students in the U.S., digital divided in rural Appalachians, government applications in Indonesia and Malaysia, and fake news during election time in Indonesia and Malaysia. She masters social media analytics tools for network analyses and linguistic text analyses. Ika’s doctoral dissertation titled “The Illusion of Public Sphere: The Indonesian Government Communication on Social Media” included government communication models on social media in a daily basis communication, campaign, organizational crisis, and emergency communication. Ika is contactable at ika.idris@monash.edu.

Ika's work

Why policy matters?

We realize that enabling Indonesia to explore her great potentials is a huge undertaking. Since 2010, PPPI has helped enabled sound public policies and continually advised ministries and high level government institutions.

“Public Policy is a key tool to ensure democracy delivers its promise: equality, prosperity, and justice. Good policy making process will provide the foundation for efficient allocation of the nations’s natural and human resources. The Institute’s purpose is to unlock Indonesia’s great potential by promoting sound and comprehensive public policy.”