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

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Back on the streets

A national strike shows that workers are once again a significant force  

Selling nationalism

Indonesian television advertisements are constructing images of Indonesia by appropriating well-known nationalist themes

New social media as a tool for activism

Indonesia is Facebooking, Twittering and blogging, but what effect is this having on campaigns for social justice? Indonesia is online. The number of Indonesians using the internet increased from two million in 2000 to over 55 million in 2012, the fourth largest number of internet users in Asia (after China, India and Japan).

The era of convergent media

The integration of mainstream and social media creates a more responsive news cycle

Tweeting about politics

Indonesian politicians want to raise their public profile but don’t want the criticism

Facebooking for reform?

Social media campaigns highlight the need for criminal law reform in Indonesia

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

Convenient thugs

FPI thrives when mainstream Muslim groups remain silent

‘You’re crazy. Don’t make up things!’

Celebrity gossip shows denigrate homosexuality, but at least they talk about it

A house for all Muslims?

The United Development Party is determined to survive as a political force

The energy challenge

Indonesia is rich in renewable energy but government policies foster reliance on fossil fuels

Community engagement

Don’t ignore REDD’s impacts on communities!

Using Indonesian forests

Institutional reform and massive public participation are crucial to mitigate climate change

Reaching for the sky?

Indonesia has set ambitious emissions targets, but meeting them will require hard work

Holding up the sky

Indonesia has set ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions that will require major changes in how forests and agricultural lands are managed

Climate change and Indonesia

Indonesia can make the transition from climate change villain to global hero, but empowering the poor will be a key to effective action

Empty promises

The Clean Development Mechanism has failed to deliver

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

Front stage with the PKS

At its upmarket congress, Indonesia’s biggest Islamic party tried but failed to convince it has become an open and inclusive party

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

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