Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Java

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

Indonesia'€™s Q!Film Festival

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

Skin deep

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

Where are you (not) from?

Sundanese have a habit of putting each other in their places

The rise and fall of a gangster

Ethics and politics don’t mix in the world of Jakarta’s preman

An unholy alliance

Political thugs and political Islam work together in Banten

Marginal and tattooed

A group of Jakarta punks challenges the criminal stigma attached to tattoos

A different kind of party

PKS gets serious about recruitment in Malang

Music for the fight, movements for the soul

Fight-choreography in West Java is a source of cultural pride

Seeking Soeparno

A man who left his home to work in a plantation half-way around the world

When is a public holiday not a holiday?

The 100 year anniversary of Indonesia’s ‘National Awakening’ fails to inspire

An evening with Abu Bakar Ba’asyir

Firebrand preacher’s audience doesn’t burn with enthusiasm

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

Angel sparks controversy

Journalists strike after West Java’s most famous newspaper ‘withdraws’ poem.

Voices from the muddy void

Living with the Lapindo disaster

Classroom culture shock

An Australian teacher trainer learns a lesson (or two) in East Java

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