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

Megawati Presidency

One less place to hide

US courts bring down judgments against two Indonesian generals

Meet Titi Irawati

An Indonesian human rights worker in East Timor

What about the workers?

Now is the time to create a fairer system

A sustainable future

How will East Timor manage its economy?

Timor's women

After the brutal occupation, gender violence remains a reality

Born in the wrong era

Amidst globalisation, can East Timor still be a people's alternative?

A Love of Language

Unable to pay for formal lessons, many poor Indonesians have mastered English through radio, TV and film. Like Rizza of Surabaya.

Peace for Poso

Highlighting the state's role may help stop the Poso conflict

Who is calling for Islamic Law?

The struggle to implement Islamic Law in South Sulawesi

Power to the People

Indonesians are seeking a public voice through radio

A Town like Malang

A new local press must struggle to survive when the novelty of autonomy wanes

Getting Connected

The struggle to get Indonesia online

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

You wan see jiggy-jig?

'In Indonesia, pornography is also blamed for everything from teenage promiscuity, to rape and AIDS (and is also linked in the public mind with drugs)'

Give Freedom of the Press a Chance

Indonesia's free press needs time to mature

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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