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

Editorial

A healthcare revolution in the regions

Regional governments around Indonesia are devising new and ambitious free healthcare schemes for their electorates, but to what end?

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).

Combating domestic violence

Government and the NGO sector are working to change attitudes towards violence against women

Leaving Indonesia

As this edition shows, the choices faced by those who leave Indonesia for work are anything but simple

Charting Indonesia's health

Systematic research paves the way for better strategies to improve health outcomes

The killings of 1965-66

Even now, Indonesians find it difficult to face the traumatic events of the past

West Papua 40 years on

Reflecting on the Act of Free Choice and the integration of West Papua into Indonesia

Land and social justice

Communities struggle for access while reforms run aground

Election politics

This edition of Inside Indonesia examines the role of money, religion and much else in this year’s elections

Moving with the times

An update on dance and music in the reformasi era

East Timor ten years after the referendum

A decade on, East Timor is still linked to Indonesia

Chinese Indonesians ten years after reformasi

Chinese Indonesians reflect on their place in the new Indonesia

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

Crime and criminality

This edition of Inside Indonesia explores the complex politics of illegality

Ten years of democratisation

Our new edition shows how far Indonesia has come, and how much remains to be done.

Tourism in question

In our new edition, Inside Indonesia explores different perspectives on tourism.

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.

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Gender justice

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Papua is not the Stone Age

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The poor must come first

Latest Articles

Book review: Beyond the pale

Apr 27, 2022 - JOOST COTE

A major research project on Dutch extreme violence in the Indonesian war of Independence, 1945–1949

Obit: Hugh O’Neill AO, 1933-2022

Apr 13, 2022 - TIM LINDSEY

Contesting the religious soundscape

Mar 23, 2022 - ANDY FULLER

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!

Mar 15, 2022 - TITI KUSUMANDARI

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

Book review: Activists in transition

Feb 01, 2022 - JONATHAN PETER TEHUSIJARANA

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