May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Economy

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

Water woes

Private sector participation in Jakarta’s water supply has left many citizens high and dry

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

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

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

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.

Buffalo-induced malaria

An Indonesian medical doctor reflects on rural health practices

Inventing Papua

Migrants from South Sulawesi have played an important role in manufacturing a Papuan identity

Grassroots rehabilitation

The people of Poso are rebuilding their lives.

Back to the drawing board

NGOs are having to come to terms with the demands of the governance agenda

Crime and criminality

This edition of Inside Indonesia explores the complex politics of illegality

The rise and fall of a gangster

Ethics and politics don’t mix in the world of Jakarta’s preman

Prison cum hostel?

A political economy of drugs thrives inside one of Indonesia’s most notorious prisons

Inside Yudhoyono'€™s anti-corruption machine

Despite attempts to re-engineer Indonesia’s governance mechanisms, corruption remains a chronic problem

Global fashion, remixed

Indie designers rework commercial iconography – and the business of clothing production

Seeking Soeparno

A man who left his home to work in a plantation half-way around the world

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When the bond of love and the thread of debt flow like water

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For transnational families like those in Manggarai in East Nusa Tenggara, financial stability comes at great emotional cost

Book review: Beyond the pale

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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

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