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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

Apr 01, 2019

Review: Landscape of the soul

Landscape of the Soul III (WWII) 2016. Frances Larder.

An exhibition of wall-hangings and mixed-media depicts the experiences of European Dutch...

By RON WITTON

Apr 01, 2019

Review: Revisiting the colonial wars

By JOOST COTE

Mar 17, 2019

Review: Short Film 'KTP'

'KTP', 2016

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

By AVERY MORROW

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

This Week

Timotius Kambu  / Tempo

Timotius and Freeport

JEREMY MULHOLLAND & ABDUL FICKAR HADJAR

Elite politics and Freeport Indonesia’s non-compliance continue to deny Timotius Kambu his owed wages

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