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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

Sep 26, 2017

Footy, culture and finding community

A group of young Australians and Indonesians in sporting gear smile around the camera.

Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas

By ANDY FULLER

Sep 12, 2017

The Floating School

Despite its recent start, the Floating School already has 83 students. (Rahmat Hidayat)

A mobile school in South Sulawesi offers new horizons to young islanders

By RAHMAT HIDAYAT

Sep 07, 2017

Gambling with truth

Two Acehnese young women hold up colourful protest signs demanding justice for past human rights violations.

Aceh’s Commission for Truth and Reconciliation has an important, though delicate, mission...

By LIA KENT AND RIZKI AMALIA AFFIAT

Aug 30, 2017

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA (Part 2)

Jaman Belulang by Teater Satu (Sandra Thibodeaux)

Reflections on contemporary Indonesia and Australia-Indonesia relations at the AsiaTOPA festival

By BARBARA HATLEY

Aug 03, 2017

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017 (Part 1)

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

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

By BARBARA HATLEY

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

This Week

Review: The ideology of the family state

DAVID REEVE

David Reeve reviews David Bourchier’s important contribution to understandings of political thinking in Indonesia

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