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

Yudhoyono Presidency

No positive news

People living with HIV face corruption and incompetence in the health system

Staying clean

Drug rehabilitation in Indonesia

We miss you wali nanggroe

Hasan di Tiro returns to an Aceh in transition

Giving up partisan politics?

Indonesia's biggest Muslim organizations are having second thoughts about partisan politics

Promoting pluralism

Pesantren progressives defend constitutional religious freedoms

Rulers in their own country?

Special autonomy and Papuan aspirations have been thwarted by Jakarta and hampered by the administrative fragmentation sponsored by local politicians

Papua webs

Web-based resources related to Indonesian Papua and West Papua

Papuan romance

New norms about love and marriage alter the rules for the young

Beyond the Museum

Asmat bisj-poles gain new meaning in a Papuan refugee protest in Melbourne

Tangguh goes onstream

BP’s massive LNG project is due to begin operations in late 2008, despite social and environmental costs

Arnold Ap and Theys Eluay

Political assassinations targeted West Papua’s culture and political identity

Torture in Papua

Human rights groups report on abuses

Freedom of expression

Whether Papuans support autonomy or independence, they should be allowed to speak freely

Papua road map

Conflict resolution should move from a security to a justice approach

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

Brothers in arms

Papuan footballers score goals against HIV.

Underground and at risk

Men who have sex with men in urban Papua.

Chocolate Strawberry

An Indonesian film breaks new ground on the subject of teenage sexuality

Indonesia'€™s Q!Film Festival

Young Indonesians are using an alternative film festival to promote awareness of sexual diversity

The name game

Or, the years of living with no one to blame

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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