May 22, 2022 Last Updated 8:50 AM, May 6, 2022

Youth Culture

Reshaping masculine cultures of terrorism

Former members of terror networks are focussing on masculinity’s role in encouraging violent extremism in Indonesia

Counterfeit fashion is hot property

Indonesian youth are buying more fake fashion despite some awareness of its harmful impacts

Photo essay: Jakarta's youth use trash to shape their futures

The mentors and interns at Ffrash are empowering themselves within the waste economy and striving to better society

Hip-hop: a missed opportunity

Hip-hop should be combating, not reinforcing, the problem of sexual violence in West Papua

Hip-hop: peluang yang terlewatkan

Hip-hop seharusnya menjadi alat untuk memerangi kasus kekerasan seksual di Papua, bukannya malah mendukung lahirnya kasus-kasus serupa

Queer pop culture

Korean idols and Japanese boys’ love comics are finding new places for queer expression in Indonesia

#StayAlive

Kemampuan media sosial untuk mencabut stigma seputar bunuh diri masih belum digunakan sepenuhnya

Struggling for a job

Misinformation and lack of opportunity form disproportionate barriers for rural youth looking for work

Is education the golden plough?

Flores youth migrate for education, but are their university degrees worth the investment?

Essay: In God we (don’t) trust

Irreligious youth are looking for their place in religious Indonesia

#StayAlive

Social media’s ability to help cut through stigma and misinformation on suicide is being underutilised

Being young, female and poor

Young women farmers in Java and Flores find themselves on the lower rungs of multiple ladders

Diversity, but how exactly?

Lessons and beliefs on inter-religious mixing can get messy for youth in Manado

Sport in Indonesia

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Footy, culture and finding community

Indonesians are bonding more deeply with Melbourne, through football and the Krakatoas

Fighting apathy, seeking engagement

Students have mixed feelings about a mandatory community service program at Indonesian universities

A write-off

School textbooks in Indonesia fail to teach environmental sustainability

Environmental child soldiers

Surabayan children are fighting to improve their local environment

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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