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Forum discusses balance in democracy

  • Dian Septiari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, December 7 2018   /  12:40 am
Pathway to democracy: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (third left), Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second right) and delegates pose for a photo after the opening ceremony of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday.(AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)(third left), Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second right) and delegates pose for a photo after the opening ceremony of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday.(AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)

Pathway to democracy: Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne (third left), Foreign Minister Retno LP Marsudi (second right) and delegates pose for a photo after the opening ceremony of the 11th Bali Democracy Forum in Nusa Dua, Bali, on Thursday.(AFP/Sonny Tumbelaka)Indonesia has kicked off its annual forum on democracy, where government officials, civil society organizations, representatives of the private sector and youth try to find the right balance between development and inclusiveness.

The 11th Bali Democracy Forum (BDF) opened at the Bali Nusa Dua Convention Center on Thursday, attended by over 470 delegates from 91 countries and seven international organizations. This year, the two-day event is convened in parallel with two other fora, the Bali Democracy Student Conference (BDSC) and Bali Civil Society and Media Forum (BCSMF).

At the opening session of the BDF, Fo...