May 16, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Law Reform

Organising for migrant worker rights

Non-governmental organisations continue to fill the gap in the absence of viable alternatives

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

D-day for anti-corruption reform

Draft legislation is a prescription potentially worse than the ailment

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

Demonstrating diversity

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

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

Freedom of expression

Whether Papuans support autonomy or independence, they should be allowed to speak freely

Blaming the messenger

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

Back to the drawing board

NGOs are having to come to terms with the demands of the governance agenda

Crime and criminality

This edition of Inside Indonesia explores the complex politics of illegality

Prison cum hostel?

A political economy of drugs thrives inside one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons

Inside Yudhoyono'€™s anti-corruption machine

Despite attempts to re-engineer Indonesia’s governance mechanisms, corruption remains a chronic problem

Beyond the factory

Fauzi Abdullah reflects on more than a quarter of a century of organising

United we stand?

Indonesia’s labour movement needs to consolidate the gains of 1998

Justice: who gets it and who doesn’t?

Justice: who gets it and who doesn’t?

No reformasi?

Reforms give no improvement in the courts for ordinary people

Justice for women?

New anti-domestic violence law brings hope for women.

Zealous reformers

Will a positive start for the Constitutional Court lead to practical changes for ordinary citizens?

Tortured legacy

Legal reform must overcome a history of authoritarian development

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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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Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

Book review: Activists in transition

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