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

Wahid Presidency

Remembering Ong

About cooking, studying Java, and other serious pleasures

Pak Rabun and the wilderness

Across Kalimantan by boat and on foot

Constitutional tinkering

The search for consensus is taking time

Inside the Laskar Jihad

An interview with the leader of a new, radical and militant sect

Looking back to move forward

A Truth Commission could bring healing for a tragic past

Reformasi and Riau's forests

A weak government struggles with 'people power', poverty and pulp companies

Kalimantan's peatland disaster

Greed and stupidity destroy the last peatland wilderness, home to thousands of orangutan

Get your act together, Aussie!

Without Suharto to help out, an Australian gold mining company in Kalimantan is having trouble with the local community

Indorayon's last gasp?

Popular protest closes a huge paper and pulp mill in Sumatra, but others go on polluting

Saving Bunaken

Involved locals are saving one of the world's most beautiful marine parks

Mine thy neighbour

The Australian government needs to control Australian miners in Indonesia

Reviews - Marrying up in Bali

Review: Tarian bumi is the story of four generations of Balinese women

In this issue

Gender justice

Left over from death

Timorese women raped by Indonesian militias need justice. So do all the other women who survived New Order abuse

Sulawesi's fifth gender

What if there were not just two genders, but five? In Indonesia, there are

Sex in the city

Between girl power and the mother image, young urban women struggle for identity

Quo vadis, lesbians?

Lesbians want to be themselves

Gay men in the reformasi era

Homophobic violence could be a by-product of the new openness

Jakarta women's barefoot bank

Poor kampung women double their income through their own micro-credit scheme

Box - Women and the nation

Rifka Annisa is educating the community about the nature of domestic violence 

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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