Nov 27, 2022 Last Updated 3:31 AM, Nov 16, 2022

Habibie Presidency

Review: Seeking peace without justice

The memoir of a former human rights commission official gives insights into handling of human rights in Indonesia in the late New Order and early reformasi period

New leadership, new policies?

The Nahdlatul Ulama congress in Makassar arrests the slide away from liberal views but shows the organisation's vulnerability to outside political interference

Sympathy for the Devil

Pining for the certainty of the Suharto era

Gus Dur’s 100 days

Abdurrahman Wahid’s life deserves serious and critical reflection

Censorship makes a comeback

Recent book bannings mark a return to the repressive practices of the New Order

Driving under the New Order

The tumultuous events of 1965 thwarted Liong Tjie Tjong’s writing aspirations

Negotiating the past and looking to the future

Meaningful dialogue about the future of Papua requires that Indonesians and Papuans honestly address the past

Fauzi Abdullah (1949-2009)

Indonesian labour activists are mourning the passing of a great man

Gerindra and 'Greater Indonesia'

Prabowo’s party has deep roots in Indonesian political mythology

Development for the rich

Gated communities are built with little concern for their social and environmental impacts

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

Genocide and demographic transformation in Papua

A response to Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton

Not just another disaster

Papuan claims of genocide deserve to be taken seriously

A disaster, but not genocide

Migration has caused many problems in Papua, but it is not part of a genocidal master plan

W.S.Rendra (1935-2009)

The peacock is no more

Equal access?

Indonesia’s premier university needs to take action to improve facilities for disabled students

Election politics

This edition of Inside Indonesia examines the role of money, religion and much else in this year’s elections

Moving with the times

An update on dance and music in the reformasi era

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

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