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

Yudhoyono Presidency

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

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

A hybrid popular culture

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

Graphic resistance

Photo-essay: Dissent and struggle are persistent themes of images adorning walls across East Timor

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

Down by the riverside - Kali Ciliwung

Photo-essay: some of Jakarta’s poorest inhabitants find both suffering and happiness on the banks of its main river

Down by the riverside - Kali Code

Photo-essay: Kali Code is the heart of a diverse and eclectic community

Struggling to be young

Brotherhood among the poor urban youth of Jakarta

Obama's Indonesia question

Will the US president continue unrestricted aid to Indonesia’s military?

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

Aceh on a knife's edge

There are big dangers in declaring success too soon

Frying the wires, freeing the waves

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

Keeping Bali strong?

Hindu-Muslim tensions have mounted, but not to boiling point

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