Sep 20, 2018 Last Updated 3:08 AM, Sep 19, 2018

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Women and marginalised groups seize new opportunities in the arts

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A shared vision

Portraits of Islamic women from different centuries and different organisations

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Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

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A free lunch?

Much aid comes with strings attached – crippling loan repayments, exploitation of resources and vulnerability to unfriendly international markets

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Generation 98

Djenar Maesa Ayu – one of Indonesia’s exciting new female authors

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Local democracy

The entrance to a local election booth during the 2008 West Java election. (Ikhlasul Amal/Flickr)

Old elites are still in power, but direct elections now give voters a choice

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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

Obituary: The Danarto I knew

Jul 19, 2018 - SENO GUMIRA AJIDARMA

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