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Mar 08, 2019

The pre-election edition

Source/ Ichlasul Amal @Flickr

By DAVE MCRAE & DIRK TOMSA (eds)

Mar 08, 2019

Another fork in the road for democracy?

Source/ @Jokowi Instagram

The gap between Jokowi and Prabowo has narrowed, but the election outcome will still matter for the prospects of Indonesian democracy

By DAVE MCRAE & DIRK TOMSA

Mar 08, 2019

God in the Indonesian elections

Source/ Joko Widodo Instagram

Both sides are playing the God card in their own ways

By NADIRSYAH HOSEN

Mar 07, 2019

Gaining the grassroots vote

A shipyard worker, Batam, Indonesia. © ILO/Asrian Mirza

The urban poor and workers unions are looking to local government to improve their lot

By AMALINDA SAVIRANI

Mar 07, 2019

Are #DildoforIndonesia a pair of sexist pricks?

The red letters spell out ‘most enjoyable penis’. Full poster reads, ‘The most fun tronjal-tronjol coalition for Indonesia, Nurhadi-Aldo for Indonesia, most fun tronjal-tronjol’. ‘Tronjal-tronjol’ means losing one’s mind during enjoyable sex activities.

Satirical candidates that once seemed refreshing have slipped into tired obscenity

By TUNGGAL PAWESTRI

Mar 08, 2019

Electoral (in)equity

Source/ Dirk Tomsa

More female candidates won’t mean more women in parliament

By ELLA S PRIHATINI

Mar 08, 2019

Ke(tidak)setaraan electoral

Source/ Dirk Tomsa

Lonjakan angka pencalonan tak selalu berimbas pada keterpilihan

By ELLA S PRIHATINI

Feb 27, 2019

Adolescent pregnancy in Manggarai

Author carries out a prenatal check-up with a pregnant adolescent at Cancar / Artricia Marina Rasyid

Premarital sex must be acknowledged as unavoidable, to end a vicious cycle...

By AGHNIA JOLANDA PUTRI & ARTRICIA MARINA RASYID

Feb 19, 2019

An inadvertent terrorist

Source / Samuel Zeller on Unsplash

One man’s humdrum pathway into terrorism demonstrates the need for extra care...

By CAMERON SUMPTER & YUSLIKHA K WARDHANI

Feb 06, 2019

A kinder, more gentle FPI?

Lubis described Yogya as a city beset by sin: alcohol, narcotics, free sex, prostitution, pornography and LGBT / Mark Woodward

The historically hardline defenders of Islam plan to enter the political mainstream...

By MARK WOODWARD

Feb 01, 2019

Review: Ricklefs on Islamisation

M.Timur/ Flickr Creative Commons

By RON WITTON

Jan 30, 2019

Reclaiming Indonesian citizenship

Diega Garcia Rodriguez/ The pengibar bendera (flag raisers) group after hoisting the flag

A ‘waria’ version of the traditional flag ceremony celebrates both nationhood and...

By DIEGO GARCIA RODRIGUEZ

Jan 20, 2019

Photo essay: A protest for fair land reform

Source/ Frans Ari Prasetyo

By FRANS ARI PRASETYO

Jan 20, 2019

Blasphemy on the rise

Thousands of Muslims protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahok’s alleged blasphemy  Source/Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir

As blasphemy convictions increase in this democratic era, election campaigning indicates little...

By RAFIQA QURRATA A’YUN

Nov 27, 2018

Radical theatre of the difabled

The group during a rehearsal / Irfan Kortschak

Drawing upon the Theatre of the Oppressed, villagers with disabilities have an...

By IRFAN KORTSCHAK

Nov 15, 2018

Essay: Contesting urban beauty in Jakarta

Source/ Doyle & Ekin  Wish images

Walking Jakarta’s northern coastline reveals communities experiencing disruptive and rapid change

By JORGEN DOYLE & HANNAH EKIN

Nov 02, 2018

Photo essay: Hope in the face of disaster

Source/ Melanie Filler & Tim Barretto

Palu after the tsunami

By MELANIE FILLER & TIM BARRETTO

Oct 26, 2018

Surviving while seeking asylum

Hazara asylum seeker Shiringul first fled Afghanistan to Pakistan and then when the danger spread to Pakistan, she was forced to flee again, this time to Indonesia. She said the streets outside of Kalideres immigration detention centre were her best option. Source/ Gemima Harvey

A change in Australia’s asylum policy has denied refugees in Indonesia vital...

By GEMIMA HARVEY

This Week

'KTP', 2016

Review: Short Film 'KTP'

AVERY MORROW

A census worker’s village visit reveals the absurdities of identity card data

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