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

Media

Stopping the flow

Lapindo Brantas’ involvement in the Surabaya Post has restricted the way journalists report on the mudflow

Homophobia on the rise

Recent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender meetings reveal the growing influence of Islamist groups and highlight unequal protection of citizenship rights

A storm in a bank vault

The much publicised ‘Bank Century’ case is unlikely to do any lasting damage to SBY

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

A hybrid popular culture

Indonesian pop music and television still have a significant influence in East Timor

Frying the wires, freeing the waves

Grassroots organisations in Indonesia are building communication media from the most basic of utensils

Hubs and wires

Internet use in Indonesian NGOs is strengthening civil society

Editorial dependence

Owners exert their sway in Indonesian newsrooms, but journalists soldier on

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

Papua webs

Web-based resources related to Indonesian Papua and West Papua

Indonesia'€™s Q!Film Festival

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

Writing for God

Piety and consumption in popular Islam

Blaming the messenger

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

Where are you (not) from?

Sundanese have a habit of putting each other in their places

Personality cults

Foreign news coverage needs to focus on Indonesia’s people, not just its leaders

A world of reading

Local writers help combat illiteracy in rural Banten

Teaching and remembering

The legacy of the Suharto era lingers in school history books

How far to meaningful democracy? - 1

What you see is what you get.

Angel sparks controversy

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

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