Jan 21, 2017 Last Updated 1:38 AM, Jan 19, 2017

Environment

Cultural heritage: The politics of pictures of Indonesia

When visitors take pictures of Indonesia, they tend to photograph Indonesia’s cultural heritage.  These pictures share certain qualities. They seem harmonious and to be of activities or places that have remained the same for generations or centuries. They also often exclude people or represent them as bound by history and relics of a past era

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Trials of a mother

For women giving birth in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and other rural and remote parts of Indonesia, adequate facilities and trained health workers are not easily reached

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Safe water at a premium

Jan 16, 2017 - RA Koesoemo Roekmi

Home-delivered gallons of drinking water. (Credit: Ikhlasul Amal)

The UN’s claim that 87 per cent of Indonesians have access to safe drinking water seems exaggerated

In the name of food security

Jan 09, 2017 - Emirza Adi Syailendra

A banner in front of a military outpost in Langkahan village, North Aceh. The banner reads ‘Together with the people the TNI will be stronger’. Emirza Adi Syailendra

The army’s over-immersion in civilian affairs is being encouraged by its role in food security projects

Vale George Aditjondro

Dec 21, 2016 - Garry Rodan

Academic, activist and human rights defender, George Aditjondro will be sadly missed

Essay: ‘Harvard’ and ‘Cambridge’ at your doorstep

Dec 20, 2016 - Duncan Graham

Welcome to Kampoeng Inggris, Pare, East Java. (Credit: Erlinawati Graham)

Pare’s English language school grew out of a tutoring job and is now attracting thousands

Review: Recounting the revolution

Dec 12, 2016 - Kevin W Fogg

Two recently republished memoirs illustrate the divergence of experiences during the Indonesian Revolution

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    Back in 1984, Indonesia was able to produce 25.8 tons of rice and was regarded by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) as a success story. ... I ...
     
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    Bapak: sentiments like these are reminiscent of the authoritarian New Order period (1966–1998) when the Indonesian military.
     
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