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Edition 129: Citizenship

What does exercising citizenship in Indonesia's democracy look like?

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Aug 08, 2017

‘I am an Indonesian citizen!’

A group of people pose smiling for someone taking a photo on their phone.

What does exercising citizenship in Indonesia's democracy look like?

By WARD BERENSCHOT AND GERRY VAN KLINKEN

Aug 08, 2017

Digital citizenship

Fesbuk Banten News logo.

Online corruption talk in Banten can be vitriolic

By M ZAMZAM FAUZANAFI

Aug 08, 2017

Labour takes a citizenship approach

A woman tips a coin tin over another woman's open palm.

Despite the impressive activism of Pekalongan’s labour union, its political clout remains limited

By HARI NUGROHO

Aug 08, 2017

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

A panel of six sit on a small stage in front of a banner at the 4th Congress of Indonesian Diaspora. (Yearry Panji Setianto)

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

By YEARRY PANJI SETIANTO

Aug 08, 2017

From mother to citizen

A woman measures the height of a toddler under a tree, surrounded by other women and children. (Vita Febriany)

The New Order actively promoted citizenship of a particular kind for women

By VITA FEBRIANY

Aug 08, 2017

‘We are natural-born children, you are adopted’

A small wooden boat is docked on the shore, with two others in the background, in Malifut, North Halmahera. (Yefta Christiono)

Locals contest national citizenship rights in North Maluku

By SAFRUDIN AMIN

Aug 08, 2017

When ‘home’ is not home

The worn-down, wooden-plank exterior of a house, bare but for a mural of a bull on a red background - PDI-P's symbol. (Laila Kholid Alfirdaus)

Locals react coolly to ex-transmigrants who return to Java after fleeing violence elsewhere

By LAILA KHOLID ALFIRDAUS

Aug 08, 2017

Islam and citizenship

Speakers address Wahdah Islamiyah's members at the third 'muktamar' (congress) in Jakarta, July 2016. (Imam S/Kiblat.Net)

Organisations like Wahdah Islamiyah envision an ‘Islamic’ citizenship for Indonesia

By CHRIS CHAPLIN

Jul 29, 2017

Fighting apathy, seeking engagement

Students travelling by ojek to their KKN destination. (Sarah Windred)

Students have mixed feelings about a mandatory community service program at Indonesian universities

By SARAH WINDRED

Jul 21, 2017

Review: Four perspectives on Hanung Bramantyo’s Kartini

Hanung Bramantyo's 'Kartini' (featuring Dian Sastrowardoyo as lead) touches on themes still relevant today. (Legacy Pictures)

Reviewing the history behind and themes in Hanung Bramantyo's Kartini

By HELEN PAUSACKER, DINA AFRIANTY, HANI YULINDRASARI AND JOOST COTE

Jul 04, 2017

HIV-positive mothers left behind

‘Staying strong for my children’: by a HIV-positive single mother of six, with one child HIV positive. (Najmah)

Married women endure the highest rate of new HIV infection in Indonesia

By NAJMAH, SHARYN DAVIES AND SARI ANDAJANI

Jul 02, 2017

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

A group of Australia Awards alumni pose for a picture at the 2014 Alumni Dinner, Indonesia.

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

By VIOLET RISH

Jun 19, 2017

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Yenny Wahid readjusts her headscarf fabric.

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

Jun 09, 2017

Comes with the territory

A sign next to a dirt road reads in Indonesian, ‘Welcome to the territory of the Kiyu customary forest under Constitutional Court Decree No. 35/PUU-X/2012. THIS IS OUR CUSTOMARY FOREST, NOT STATE FOREST.’

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak...

By JAZAK AKBAR HIDAYAT

Jun 01, 2017

Review: Beyond decent work

Garment workers working at a factory

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international...

By ANTJE MISSBACH

May 23, 2017

Old and poor

An old woman walks down the street.

Indonesia’s welfare schemes are failing to support older citizens

By SAFRINA THRISTIAWATI

May 18, 2017

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

Mahdi Abdullah speaks to guests at Transmemorabilia. (Australia Plus)

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

By KAREN KARTOMI THOMAS

May 06, 2017

Hope in the darkness

Kalsoom Jaffari has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping other refugees

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping...

By ANGELA RICHARDSON

Apr 25, 2017

A lottery love affair

Discussing the lottery at the end of the day. (Thijs Schut)

On the island of Flores, a Singaporean lottery based on the Chinese...

By THIJS SCHUT

Apr 18, 2017

Online dating apps blocked

Screenshot: A young man looks over the Grindr app interface. (Brondongmanis Channel via Youtube)

A government crackdown on dating apps is depriving LGBT Indonesians of a...

By DINA LISTIORINI AND SHARYN GRAHAM DAVIES

This Week

Garin Nugroho's 'Satan Jawa' drew a standing ovation at AsiaTOPA 2017. (Garin Nugroho)

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017

BARBARA HATLEY

Indonesian performances at the AsiaTOPA festival opened up ‘creative conversations’ between Australians and Indonesians

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