Jul 02, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Aceh

Witnessing shame and punishment

Shared images of Syariah punishment are a key strategy of social control in Aceh

Menonton malu dan penghukuman

Penyebaran foto hukuman Syariah merupakan strategi utama kontrol sosial di Aceh

Religious idioms of vulnerability

Years after the tsunami, people in Aceh articulate the fragility of life through religious idioms

Forbidden smoke

Banda Aceh’s anti-tobacco efforts are unfairly focused on women smokers

Gambling with truth

Aceh’s Commission for Truth and Reconciliation has an important, though delicate, mission ahead

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

In the name of food security

The army’s over-immersion in civilian affairs is being encouraged by its role in food security projects

Imagining a nation divided

Aceh Singkil’s recent church burning may reflect common ways Indonesians have linked religion and region

Documenting genocide

Newly discovered military documents detail culpability for the 1965 genocide. Why has it taken so long to find them?

Strange bedfellows

An unlikely alliance between former rebels and a former New Order tormentor will test the limits of Partai Aceh loyalty

Traveling for a cure

Rebuilding trust in doctors will be an important part of Aceh’s post-conflict recovery

A new model for mental health care?

Mental health services have been seriously neglected in Indonesia, but emergency responses to the Aceh tsunami and conflict have led to new ways of thinking

Medicine for a sick system

Healthcare in Indonesia suffers from many chronic problems that only healthier politics can cure

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

From the archive: On death row

Inside Indonesia revisits a series of articles from its archive on the theme of the death penalty. We asked the authors of these articles to write an update to accompany their pieces  

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

The Aceh Party

The elections were tense in Aceh but in the end helped to consolidate the peace process

Surviving conflict

Aceh’s performing arts have blossomed despite the conflict and the tsunami

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

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