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

Aceh

Aceh on a knife's edge

There are big dangers in declaring success too soon

Hubs and wires

Internet use in Indonesian NGOs is strengthening civil society

We miss you wali nanggroe

Hasan di Tiro returns to an Aceh in transition

Jungle Schools

Volunteers bring alternative education to marginalised communities

The peace dividend

With no internal wars to fight, Yudhoyono can afford to reform the military.

Basket case to showcase

How Indonesia’s democratic transition transformed Aceh.

Modelling syariah in Aceh

A conference in Banda Aceh reveals divergent opinions about what model of Islamic law Aceh should adopt

Aceh's year of living dangerously

Australian volunteer LEON JONES was living in Aceh in the lead-up to the violence that eventualy left up to 2000 dead.

The forgotten cost of counter-insurgency in Aceh

KERRY BROGAN talks with two women whose husbands 'disappeared'.

Colonial legacy

It may be true that Java rules Indonesia. But Javanese labourers in Sumatra, writes BUDI AGUSTONO, have been at the bottom of the heap for generations.

No nightmares in Aceh

Acehnese have no word for nightmare, but the trauma of the conflict years is nightly visited upon many survivors through their dreams.

Guerillas in power

Last December, candidates affiliated to the Free Aceh Movement (GAM ) swept to power in local government elections in Aceh. They now face great challenges in meeting the high expectations of their supporters and dealing with incipient corruption in their own ranks.

Aceh: Two years of peace

 In welcoming you to our new version of Inside Indonesia, it’s fitting that we focus on one of the greatest achievements of Indonesia’s democratisation: peace in Aceh.

Waiting for justice

Victims of human rights abuses in Aceh have not yet seen the legal processes they’ve been promised.

A heroine for humanity

There are dozens of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for human rights in Aceh. Here is a personal account of one such person.

Aceh homebound?

In the wake of peace, Acehnese living in Malaysia are thinking about return. But it can be tough leaving a new life to start afresh back home.

Tribute to a proud Acehnese

Jafar Siddiq Hamzah died defending dialogue and human rights

In the forests of the night

Living with tigers in South Aceh

Aceh will not lie down

A new generation of victims speaks out. Will Indonesia now negotiate?

The return of 'Shock therapy'

Overseas friends stand by persecuted Acehnese human rights workers

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