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

Wahid Presidency

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

The politics of remembering and forgetting

The people of East Timor are negotiating different conceptions of reconciliation in their daily lives

Getting an education

Links to Indonesian schools and universities remain strong in East Timor

Trapped in the legacy of the past

Conflict between Timorese youth gangs and martial arts groups hark back to the Indonesian occupation

Letting go of Indonesian

The choice of Tetum and Portuguese as national languages presents challenges to the new nation

Children of the enemy

A child abducted during the Indonesian occupation returns to her former home

A problematic division

Managing the border between West and East Timor has been an ongoing challenge

East Timor ten years after the referendum

A decade on, East Timor is still linked to Indonesia

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

Democracy yes, accountability no?

Voters have done everything they can for democracy. The same cannot be said for elites

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

The Indie takeover

Independent record labels give the majors a run for their money

Chinese, Muslim and proud of it

The Chinese Muslim community in Surabaya even has its own mosque

The politics of Imlek

In contemporary Indonesia, Imlek is much more than a cultural celebration

Against the grain

Two Chinese-Indonesian women are role models for the younger generation

Through a building darkly

The story of the Teochiu Huikuan building in Medan provides insights into Chinese Indonesians’ history of dispossession

Game of chance

Chinese Indonesians play asylum roulette in the United States

A new political animal?

Chinese Indonesians search for a political role in the new Indonesia

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