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Main Program | The Bali Bombings, 20 years later

30 Oct 2022 10:15 - 11:15
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No one ever thought Bali, island of the Gods, would be a victim of terrorism, but on 12 October 2002, two explosions rocked the streets of Kuta. This single act of terrorism was the catalyst that gave birth to the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, and in 2022 we commemorate 20 years of the bombings. Our speakers share their experiences in dealing with this tragedy and how they cemented intercultural relationships after the event and helped the recovery of Bali post-bombings.

Dalam parade sejarah panjang perjalanan Pulau Dewata, tak seorang pun mengira Bali akan diguncang ledakan bom di dua kawasan yang berbeda pada 12 Oktober 2022 lalu. Diskusi ini merefleksikan tepat 20 tahun Bom Bali. Dengarkan kisah pengalaman para pembicara dalam merekatkan hubungan antar budaya pasca peristiwa, dan bagaimana itu membentuk wajah Bali hari ini. 


Haji Bambang

Haji Bambang is a Senator of Indonesia, a Balinese Muslim community leader, and an entrepreneur who has been involved in various organizations and non-governmental organizations from regional to a national …

Janet DeNeefe

Melbourne-born Janet DeNeefe, Founder & Director of Ubud Food Festival and Ubud Writers & Readers Festival, has lived in Bali for more than three decades. Her latest book is Bali: …

Ni Luh Erniati

Ni Luh Erniati is the wife of I Gede Badrawan, one of the victims of the first Bali Bombing, who works as a head waiter at the Sari Club Café. …

Deborah Cassrels

Deborah Cassrels is an Australian journalist with more than 40 years of experience. She was based in Bali for over a decade, as a foreign correspondent for The Australian. Throughout …

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