Project Officer, Researcher

Lily Yulianti Farid

Lily Yulianti Farid is an Indonesian journalist and communication specialist, researcher and PhD student at the School of Social and Political Science, University of Melbourne. She has worked for Indonesian's leading newspaper, Kompas (1996-2000), Radio Australia, ABC , Melbourne (2001-2004) and Radio Japan International, NHK, Tokyo (2004-2009).

For many young voters, the pemilu on April 9 was a 'fun activity' full of selfies and cheap coffee, writes Lily Yulianti Farid, who reports on the mood from polling stations across the country.

Under the law, quotas for female representation in Indonesia appear remarkably progressive. In reality, the political realm is still hard going for women, Lily Yulianti Farid explains.