May 19, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

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A new political animal?

Chinese Indonesians search for a political role in the new Indonesia

Learning from Malaysia's mistakes

Chinese Indonesians must re-enter politics in order to fully exercise their citizenship

Never Indonesian enough

State discrimination against the Chinese is a form of cultural violence

A common destiny

Challenges remain for Chinese Indonesians 10 years after reformasi

Chinese Indonesians ten years after reformasi

Chinese Indonesians reflect on their place in the new Indonesia

Shot until dead

No end in sight for the death penalty in Indonesia

The one that got away?

Muchdi’s murder trial starts falling apart

Demonstrating diversity

Photo-essay: Yogya’s community protests against the Pornography Bill

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

No positive news

People living with HIV face corruption and incompetence in the health system

Staying clean

Drug rehabilitation in Indonesia

Giving up partisan politics?

Indonesia's biggest Muslim organizations are having second thoughts about partisan politics

Promoting pluralism

Pesantren progressives defend constitutional religious freedoms

Chocolate Strawberry

An Indonesian film breaks new ground on the subject of teenage sexuality

Indonesia'€™s Q!Film Festival

Young Indonesians are using an alternative film festival to promote awareness of sexual diversity

The name game

Or, the years of living with no one to blame

Writing for God

Piety and consumption in popular Islam

A new artistic order?

The arts scene has changed radically since 1998, but some of the old uncertainties remain

Blaming the messenger

Indonesia’s tangled public information laws are keeping the press in check

Skin deep

Young Indonesians struggle to resist the power of the skin whitening industry

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

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Book review: Activists in transition

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