May 28, 2017 Last Updated 4:12 AM, May 24, 2017

Law Reform

Freedom of information

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act has largely failed to make government institutions more transparent and accountable

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Dancing against violence

Dancing against violence

Not even Mount Kelud erupting could stop Yogyakarta's activists from standing up against violence to women as part of One Billion Rising

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Indonesia’s new anarchists

Indonesia’s new anarchists

Insurrectionary anarchists, with international connections, nihilist values and a penchant for arson, are moving to fill the vacuum on the left

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Coins for the KPK

Coins for the KPK

A public donation campaign shames the national legislature into supporting Indonesia’s premier anti-corruption agency

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Ignorance that kills

Ignorance that kills

Many Indonesian women face great difficulties in accessing safe terminations of unwanted pregnancies

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For the good of the people?

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

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Latest Articles

Old and poor

May 23, 2017 - SAFRINA THRISTIAWATI

An old woman walks down the street.

Indonesia’s welfare schemes are failing to support older citizens

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

May 15, 2017 - KAREN KARTOMI THOMAS

Mahdi Abdullah speaks to guests at Transmemorabilia. (Australia Plus)

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

Essay: Hope in the darkness

May 06, 2017 - ANGELA RICHARDSON

Kalsoom Jaffari has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping other refugees

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

A lottery love affair

Apr 25, 2017 - THIJS SCHUT

Discussing the lottery at the end of the day. (Thijs Schut)

On the island of Flores, a Singaporean lottery based on the Chinese zodiac is a popular pastime

Online dating apps blocked

Apr 18, 2017 - DINA LISTIORINI AND SHARYN GRAHAM DAVIES

Screenshot: A young man looks over the Grindr app interface. (Brondongmanis Channel via Youtube)

A government crackdown on dating apps is depriving LGBT Indonesians of a crucial resource

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