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

Wahid Presidency

Mother of the nation

For now, reformasi is dead. But Mega didn't kill it

Laskar Jihad

A spiritual home for the lost, this militant sect is used by dangerous elites for their own ends

Ethnic fascism in Borneo

Old elites in Central Kalimantan discover new and dangerous strategies

The Twin Towers Effect

The democracy movement must now challenge international capital

Crisis and poverty

Four years later, how has the economic crisis affected the poor?

Waiting for peace in Poso

Why has this Muslim-Christian conflict continued for three years?

Aceh negotiation ups and downs

Mar 1998 - Acehnese students join anti-Suharto protests by highlighting military abuses in Aceh

Between war and peace

An insider speaks about peace negotiations on Aceh

We are all one

How custom overcame religious rivalry in Southeast Maluku

Revolution of hope

Independent films are young, free and radical

The life and death of Theys Eluay

The murdered Papuan leader was an ambiguous figure

Meet Titi Irawati

An Indonesian human rights worker in East Timor

What about the workers?

Now is the time to create a fairer system

Who is calling for Islamic Law?

The struggle to implement Islamic Law in South Sulawesi

Exchanging News, Bridging Isolation

The 68H network brings people closer together

Radioactive

Radio has undergone a revolution since Suharto resigned

Consuming Passions

Millions of Indonesians must watch soap operas

Evading the Truth

Will a Truth and Reconciliation Commission ever be formed?

Plundering the Sea

Regulating trawling companies is difficult when the navy is in business with them

Putting the (Para)Military Back Into Politics

The taskforces of the political parties

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

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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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