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Money politics

Money politics

The distribution of money, goods and other benefits is an integral part of electioneering in Indonesia

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Cosmopolitan Indonesia

Cosmopolitan Indonesia

Cosmopolitanism is a magnificent ideal for a world torn by divisions and it exists in Indonesia in some surprising places. But how deep does and can it go?

Gerry van Klinken

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Feeding Indonesia

Feeding Indonesia

Food security is an urgent policy problem in Indonesia but opinions are divided about how best to feed the poorest and most vulnerable

Thushara Dibley and Eve Warburton

Indonesia is a country with a rapidly expanding middle class and a growing economy. Its neighbours are taking more notice, and Indonesia now plays a pivotal role in regional politics. Yet for many Indonesians, the daily task of feeding their families can be a real challenge. Even with government subsidies, Indonesia has the most expensive rice in the region. The government's commitment to reducing heavy fuel subsidies is expected to impact the price and accessibility of rice and other basic foodstuffs. Poor families are the most vulnerable in this situation.

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Life and death in immigration detention

Life and death in immigration detention

Detained asylum seekers face massive hurdles in accessing rights and protection

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Performing on the inside

Performing on the inside

Theatre therapy in a narcotics gaol is helping inmates survive

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Incarceration in Indonesia

Incarceration in Indonesia

Nikki Edwards

An examination of prisons and detention centres shows that Indonesia still has a long way to go in protecting human rights

The international media has long carried stories about the imprisonment of Schapelle Corby in Bali and of the Indonesian children convicted of people smuggling and held in Australian gaols. But until the recent riot in Tanjung Gusta prison, where inmates were being held in facilities stretched to almost double capacity, the stories of the thousands of Indonesians who are locally imprisoned failed to make the headlines. This edition of Inside Indonesia begins to investigate these people’s stories. The articles delve into the depths of Indonesia’s gaols, seeking to understand who is incarcerated, under what conditions, and why.

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Thirty years of Inside Indonesia

Thirty years of Inside Indonesia

The last three decades have seen many political and technological changes, but Inside Indonesia remains a popular and important publication

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A healthcare revolution in the regions

A healthcare revolution in the regions

Regional governments around Indonesia are devising new and ambitious free healthcare schemes for their electorates, but to what end?

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New social media as a tool for activism

New social media as a tool for activism

Indonesia is Facebooking, Twittering and blogging, but what effect is this having on campaigns for social justice?

Indonesia is online. The number of Indonesians using the internet increased from two million in 2000 to over 55 million in 2012, the fourth largest number of internet users in Asia (after China, India and Japan).

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Combating domestic violence

Combating domestic violence

Government and the NGO sector are working to change attitudes towards violence against women

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The killings of 1965-66

The killings of 1965-66

Even now, Indonesians find it difficult to face the traumatic events of the past

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Leaving Indonesia

Leaving Indonesia

As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple

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Charting Indonesia's health

Charting Indonesia's health

Systematic research paves the way for better strategies to improve health outcomes

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West Papua 40 years on

West Papua 40 years on

Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia

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Land and social justice

Land and social justice

Communities struggle for access while reforms run aground

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Election politics

Election politics

This edition of Inside Indonesia examines the role of money, religion and much else in this year’s elections

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Moving with the times

Moving with the times

An update on dance and music in the reformasi era

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East Timor ten years after the referendum

East Timor ten years after the referendum

A decade on, East Timor is still linked to Indonesia

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Chinese Indonesians ten years after reformasi

Chinese Indonesians ten years after reformasi

Chinese Indonesians reflect on their place in the new Indonesia

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West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

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