The founder of Tempo Magazine Goenawan Mohammad wrote in his famous Catatan Pinggir piece in the magazine’s Jul. 7 edition that “the year of 2014 is the most brutal—brutal in the form of words—throughout our history since 1945. In this fierce process, almost everyday we hear “facts” that are reversed, denials that do not intend to seek the truth, and sooner or later, the widespread of distrust or even hatred among each other.”

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