Oct 22, 2018 Last Updated 2:53 AM, Oct 1, 2018

A wolf in sheep's clothing

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Regional anti-corruption courts have been accused of failing due to low conviction rates, but are acquittals necessarily a bad thing?

Read more

Filling the void

Filling the void

Despite democratic advances, civil society still plays a key role in challenging corruption in the Reformation era

Read more

A double-edged sword

A double-edged sword

In Garut, Islamic symbols are used by people facing corruption charges and by those who want to see them convicted

Read more

The spirit army

The spirit army

The mobilisation of jins to protest against corruption reveals the fault lines in the Indonesian struggle for democracy

Read more

Sinetron and soap boxes

Sinetron and soap boxes

Indonesia’s media tends to focus on personalities and scandals in a dramatic search for heroes and villains in the ‘war’ against corruption

Read more

Latest Articles

Review: The killing season

Oct 01, 2018 - FRANK BEYER

More than 50 years on, mis-truths about the 1965-66 killings and what motivated them prevail in Indonesia. Geoffrey Robinson's and other books and films on the issue, based on archival research...

Essay: Harmony versus hate

Sep 19, 2018 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Masykuri Bakri doesn’t fit the stereotype for a moderate Muslim leader

Islam-inspired renewable energy

Sep 04, 2018 - KRISTINA GROßMANN & ARAHMAIANI FEISAL

Muhammad Djawis Masruri with Arahmaiani Feisal/ Source Kristina Großmann

A collaboration between a teacher and farmers in Central Java is unlocking the potential of an indigenous biofuel source

Forbidden smoke

Aug 28, 2018 - RIZANNA ROSEMARY

Source/ Flickr Creative Commons/ d_mcplum

Banda Aceh’s anti-tobacco efforts are unfairly focused on women smokers

The red thread

Aug 19, 2018 - MATTHEW WOOLGAR

Kontras

A recently uncovered report reveals how anti-communist paranoia stoked abductions of pro-democracy activists in the last days of the New Order

Subscribe to Inside Indonesia

Receive Inside Indonesia's latest articles and quarterly editions in your inbox.

 


Lontar Modern Indonesia

Lontar-Logo-Ok

 

A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar