Jun 15, 2021 Last Updated 3:25 AM, Jun 2, 2021

Edition 144: Racism

Still image from 'The Fattest Land at the Fair (2020)', by Syaura Qotrunadha

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May 10, 2021

Saatnya berbicara tentang rasisme

By JEMMA PURDEY, ANTJE MISSBACH & TAMARA SOUKOTTA

May 03, 2021

It’s time to talk about racism

/ Amnesty Indonesia

In this edition our contributors take on the topic of racism, which is still largely taboo in Indonesia

By JEMMA PURDEY, ANTJE MISSBACH & TAMARA SOUKOTTA

May 03, 2021

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika?

Realitas yang sering kali tidak sesuai ekspektasi

By USMAN HAMID

May 03, 2021

Bhinneka Tunggal Ika?

/ Amnesty Indonesia

Reality often falls short of expectations

By USMAN HAMID

May 04, 2021

Menghitung bekas luka

Pandangan pribadi tentang hak asasi manusia dan identitas di Papua

By YULIANA LANGOWUYO

May 03, 2021

Structures of oppression

'We are not moneys. We are humans' / Novrian Arbi/ANTARA FOTO

Indonesia needs to acknowledge that it too has a problem with racism

By TAMARA SOUKOTTA

May 03, 2021

Racism and poverty myths in Tanah Papua

/ KAPP

Racist explanations hide policies and structures that contribute to poverty among Papuans

By MEKI WETIPO & JENNY MUNRO

May 03, 2021

The forgotten rights of Papuan women

/ ANTARA FOTO TOYIB

The economic and human rights of Papuan women are too often ignored

By ALFONSA JUMKON WAYAP

May 04, 2021

Counting scars

'brown skin girl' @monalisasembor Instagram / With permission

A personal view on human rights and identity in Papua

By YULIANA LANGOWUYO

May 03, 2021

‘We never invited you to come here’

Refugees prepare for a condolence ceremony for a friend's mother, Makassar 2021/ Ali Froghi

Refugees battle racism in Indonesia

By ILHAM

May 03, 2021

Expatriates, privilege and racism

/ Artem Beliaikin @Flickr creative commons

As privileged migrants, do expats encounter racism?

By ANNE-MEIKE FETCHER

May 03, 2021

Crafting community

Weaving School in Singkarak, West Sumatra (c. 1910) /Weefschool te Singkarak in West-Sumatra, c 1910 / KITLV 32396

Fragments of two girls’ life stories reveal the lived complexities and multiple meanings of being Malay in early twentieth century West Sumatra

By BRONWYN ANNE BEECH JONES

May 03, 2021

Beauty and cosmopolitan whiteness

Javanese women c1870 / Pinterest

Indonesians' present-day notions of beauty are embedded in a long and complex relationship between skin colour and race

By L. AYU SARASWATI

May 03, 2021

Beauty and belonging in West Papua

An indigenous Papuan waria preparing for a beauty pageant / Terje Toomistu

Papuan waria draw on foreign ideals of beauty in their quest for a sense of belonging in their local communities

By TERJE TOOMISTU

May 03, 2021

Exhibited as losers

/ courtesy of the artist

A new artwork holds up a mirror to physical anthropology and its baseless racial categorisations

By SADIAH BOONSTRA

May 27, 2021

Ki Poedijono (1940-2021)

Poedijono performing Javanese dance at Monash University in the 1970s / Monash University Archives

Obituary 

By LINDA HIBBS

May 20, 2021

Review: Hello says the mountain

By KEITH FOULCHER

May 10, 2021

Wikan Satriati (1975-2021)

Melangkah dengan Bismillah/ Illustrator Evelyn Ghozalli

Some personal reflections

By IAN CAMPBELL

Apr 30, 2021

Photo essay: A pandemic in pictures

Mass burials in Jakarta, 2020 / ATH

More than one year into the COVID-19 pandemic, the virus is still...

By AHMAD TRI HAWAARI

Apr 19, 2021

Kartini in her own words

An essential resource for Indonesian history scholars and students, Kartini's works are...

By INSIDE INDONESIA

Mar 24, 2021

Sugar taxes save lives

Teh Botol / Flickr Creative Commons

Indonesia lags behind many countries in taxing high sugar drinks

By CITTA WIDAGDO

Mar 03, 2021

An urgent mental health challenge

/ Abdul Rahman Flickr CC

The demand for support for children with ASD is growing, but a...

By SHERINE HASSAN

Feb 16, 2021

Review: An improbable nation

By MADE SOMA

Feb 08, 2021

Review: Indonesia Calling 2020

Ipehnur Beresyit/ The Chronicle of Twenty Twenty: Pagar, 2020/ hand drawn batik, 110 x 150 cm

By RON WITTON

Jan 11, 2021

Essay: Liberating learning in Indonesian higher education

Workers of the future will need soft skills to keep up / Flickr Creative Commons - Lau Rey

A new higher education policy is expected to bring about reform that...

By DELITA SARTIKA

Dec 21, 2020

Far-sighted approach to migrant rights

Photo by Antara

The Indonesian government is much more interested in its own citizens abroad...

By WHISNU SETIAWAN

This Week

June 2020/ ILO/F. Latief

Endless stigma of HIV and COVID-19

NAJMAH, KUSNAN & SHARYN GRAHAM DAVIES

HIV-related stigma and is making access to healthcare during the pandemic difficult

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