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Oct 15, 2019

Drugs and drug policy

Anti-drugs support. Healthy millennials without drugs 2019 / ANTARA FOTO/Asep Fathulrahman

Drug use in Indonesia has a long history

By CLAUDIA STOICESCU & WAYNE PALMER

Oct 15, 2019

Crystal meth users in Indonesia

Officials inspect a shipment of sabu intercepted at Lampung airport on its way to Makassar/  ANTARA FOTO Hendra Nurdiyansyah

Not all users of sabu-sabu are dependant on it, but their experiences are ignored by the law

By LAURA NEVENDORFF & IGNATIUS PRAPTORAHARJO

Oct 15, 2019

Photo essay: Woman to woman

Source / Alex Radu

A unique drug rehabilitation centre in Bogor helps women regain their independence

By ALEXANDRA RADU

Oct 15, 2019

From drug control to harm reduction

Rumah Cemara: Local bands call for a redirection of law enforcement expenditure towards harm reduction investment

Harm reduction programs are proven to save lives but the Indonesian government is in no hurry to fund them

By EMILY ROWE

Oct 15, 2019

Criminal patients

A National Narcotics Board poster displaying messaging from The International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking 2014 in Indonesia / Lex Kuiper

People who use drugs occupy an ambiguous position in Indonesian government rhetoric

By LEX KUIPER

Oct 15, 2019

Drugs and the death penalty

Reporters scramble to get a picture at the Wirogunan Penitentiary [TEMPO/Pius Erlangga]

Indonesia’s ill-informed war on drugs endangers and ends lives rather than saving them

By PURI KECANA PUTRI & AGHNIADI

Oct 14, 2019

Populism versus justice

Humphrey Ejike Jefferson’s body awaiting cremation the morning after his execution / LBH Masyarkat

Indonesia’s legal system is too flawed to sentence people to death

By RICKY GUNAWAN & RAYNOV T. PAMINTORI

Oct 11, 2019

Cannabis, for starters

LGN activists at the Global Marijuana March in the city of Makassar, 2015 / Asdal (LGN Makassar)

The growing support for cannabis decriminalisation in Indonesia could both help and hinder broader drug reform

By DANIA PUTRI

Sep 29, 2019

Essay: Letter from Jakarta

Refugees protest in Makassar, February 2018 / Ali Froghi

Living in the midst of uncertainty

By ABDUL SAMAD HAIDARI

Sep 26, 2019

Mapping the 1965-66 killings in East Java

In the first of a series of articles we present recent work...

By SIDDHARTH CHANDRA

Sep 16, 2019

Challenging syariah

A woman gazes at the camera as the world moves around her / Ghiffar Ridhwan on Unsplash

The media ignores women’s crucial role in the formation of regional laws...

By BALAWYN JONES

Aug 07, 2019

Competing Papuan identities

Jayapura, West Papua / Alex Drainville @Flickr Creative Commons

A battle is looming between an emboldened pro-independence movement and Papuans who...

By PETRUS K FARNEUBUN

Jul 22, 2019

Alternative tourism in Bali

Student volunteers and the local community collected rubbish and turned it into an ogoh-ogoh for local Balinese festivities. Source/ Sea Communities

Community programs in northern Bali are aiming to avoid negative impacts of...

By HANNAH SUTTON

Jul 01, 2019

Untreated trauma in Nduga

A teacher formerly posted in Nduga, holds her infant while instructing the children in the emergency school / Sorang Saragih

The plight of Papua’s internally displaced persons is not being recognised by...

By HIPOLITUS YOLISANDRY RINGGI WANGGE

Jun 11, 2019

The waste emergency

 / Instagram @nickpumphreyphoto

Government, producers and the public must all cooperate to tackle Indonesia’s waste...

By ROLF HAJEK

Jun 02, 2019

Bogus redemption

Charlie Hartanto / Flickr

Mudik forms a bogus redemption for many precarious workers amid a lack...

By MUHTAR HABIBI

May 17, 2019

Review: Bridges of Friendship

An excellent reminder of the strength and importance of relationships between people...

By ANITA DEWI

May 16, 2019

Aging remarkably

Tati (Tatik) Soepijarniwati, 86 years, seems too small, too slight and too old to agitate / Author

A lifelong activist and retired midwife is teaching her peers to stay...

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

May 06, 2019

Review: Flowers from Universe

Consort seated at spinning wheel, c.1910.  Reproduced in CM Pleyte, De Inlandsche nijverheid in West-Java als social-ethnologisch verschijnsel. Vol. 2, 1911. Batavia: Javasche Boekhandel en Drukkerij.

Textiles from Java

By LAURIE MARGOT ROSS

May 02, 2019

Passing it on

Image/ Lisa Favazzo

On a recent study trip, journalism student Lisa Favazzo met two people...

By LISA FAVAZZO

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