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Poverty
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Famine and fraud

Famine and fraud

A story of mass starvation tells us much about media coverage and local government in Papua

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Jokowi for President? No!

Jokowi for President? No!

Riverbank settlers love Jokowi, but they don’t want him to become president

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Review: A tale of survival and resilience in modern Surabaya

Review: A tale of survival and resilience in modern Surabaya

Robbie Peters' new book brings the poor urban kampungs of Surabaya to life

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Food security in Indonesia

Food security in Indonesia

Despite being a middle-income country, many Indonesians still face the prospect of going hungry

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Living without a state

Living without a state

People in rural Papua are more interested in basic services than grand political struggles

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Costly inducements

Costly inducements

Pocket money given to intending migrant domestic workers comes at a price

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Social justice by design

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

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Not just a piece of paper

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

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Down by the riverside - Kali Ciliwung

Down by the riverside - Kali Ciliwung

Photo-essay: some of Jakarta’s poorest inhabitants find both suffering and happiness on the banks of its main river

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Water woes

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

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Eight years after 1999

Eight years after 1999

Displaced East Timorese children go hungry in Indonesian West Timor

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Children at work

Officially, 2.4 million Indonesian children work in factories or on the streets, instead of being at school. Unofficially, the number could be 10 million. SHARON BESSELL talks with some working children, and asks what is being done.

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Privatising social justice

As riots erupt across the country, Suharto is forcing rich companies to contribute to a private anti-poverty foundation. But, for DAVID BOURCHIER and IAN CHALMERS, the move smacks of personal greed.

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Big projects, little people

After 20 years, LEA JELLINEK returns to Jakarta's kampungs only to find many demolished for condominiums. The mood of their constantly evicted residents oscillates between resignation and resistance.

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Rare birds die in West Java

Impoverished villagers kill huge numbers of migrating birds resting on Java's foreshores each year. JOHN McCARTHY reports

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Travels in West Timor

SIMON ANDREWARTHA discovers a quiet invasion by outsiders, even in the remotest villages.

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The employment crisis

CHRIS MANNING explains why the workers suffer but cannot protest.

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Lost daughters

Underage women in the commercial sex trade

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IMF aid helping the poor?

Economists propose an alternative strategy to the prevailing neo-liberal ideology for reducing poverty

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Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

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