Jul 27, 2017 Last Updated 2:23 PM, Jul 21, 2017

Justice System

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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Defending murder

Defending murder

A marriage of convenience lies behind a campaign to defend Kopassus soldiers on trial for murder in Yogyakarta

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After justice

After justice

What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?

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Ari’s audacity

Ari’s audacity

How can you be a straight cop when people just give you money?

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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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On death row

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

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Latest Articles

HIV-positive mothers left behind

Jul 04, 2017 - NAJMAH, SHARYN DAVIES AND SARI ANDAJANI

‘Staying strong for my children’: by a HIV-positive single mother of six, with one child HIV positive. (Najmah)

Married women endure the highest rate of new HIV infection in Indonesia

Reviews: Writing Australia and Indonesia

Jun 30, 2017 - VIOLET RISH

A group of Australia Awards alumni pose for a picture at the 2014 Alumni Dinner, Indonesia.

Reviews: ‘Linking People’ and ‘Troppo’

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Jun 19, 2017 - DUNCAN GRAHAM

Yenny Wahid readjusts her headscarf fabric.

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

Comes with the territory

Jun 09, 2017 - JAZAK AKBAR HIDAYAT

A sign next to a dirt road reads in Indonesian, ‘Welcome to the territory of the Kiyu customary forest under Constitutional Court Decree No. 35/PUU-X/2012. THIS IS OUR CUSTOMARY FOREST, NOT STATE FOREST.’

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak Meratus

Review: Beyond decent work

May 30, 2017 - ANTJE MISSBACH

Garment workers working at a factory

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory 

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