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

Java

The walking ghosts of West Java

PETER HANCOCK finds that women in a rural Nike factory are considerably worse off than those who work in other factories.

Writing on the wall

Remember the election last May? MAS SUJOKO was there and listened in to the people's vote, recorded on walls all over Yogyakarta.

Rationality and the clitorectomy

A Spanish enquirer gets the catechism in an exclusive Jakarta suburb. MARGARET COFFEY was there too.

Death of a journalist

'I write the truth and if I have to die for it, well so be it' wrote Udin shortly before he died. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL investigates.

A local hero

To Jakarta, he is an enigma. To the Madurese, he holds out hope for a better society. GERRY VAN KLINKEN goes to the grass-roots.

Political gangsters

The riot that engulfed Jakarta on 27 July 1996 started after army-backed gangsters invaded Megawati's PDI headquarters. JESSE RANDALL traces the strange relationship between government and criminality.

Art for a better world

TOM PLUMMER speaks with Moelyono, an artist engaged with farmers threatened by a large dam.

Taking on the timber tycoons

It's lonely in the Forestry Minister's office, says GERRY VAN KLINKEN.

Expelled from my home by thugs!

HERTJE SURIPATTY tells how developers used soldiers and thugs to try to force her out.

M16s for punks

Punk rockers turn to Yogya craftsmen for ‘guitar weapons’.

Rare birds die in West Java

Impoverished villagers kill huge numbers of migrating birds resting on Java's foreshores each year. JOHN McCARTHY reports

Transgendered in Malang

The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.

Inside the Laskar Jihad

An interview with the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

Gay men in the reformasi era

Homophobic violence could be a by-product of the new openness

Jakarta women's barefoot bank

Poor kampung women double their income through their own micro-credit scheme

Box - Women and the nation

Rifka Annisa is educating the community about the nature of domestic violence 

The Suharto Museum

What gifts did Aussie prime ministers bestow on President Suharto?

Osama bin Cool

What do Indonesian students think about Osama bin Laden?

Scunge City. And yet....

What the guide books don't tell you about Surabaya

Land for the people

Farmers in East Java are still working land they took three years ago

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