Aug 24, 2019 Last Updated 5:27 AM, Aug 7, 2019

A wolf in sheep's clothing

A wolf in sheep's clothing

Regional anti-corruption courts have been accused of failing due to low conviction rates, but are acquittals necessarily a bad thing?

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Filling the void

Filling the void

Despite democratic advances, civil society still plays a key role in challenging corruption in the Reformation era

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A double-edged sword

A double-edged sword

In Garut, Islamic symbols are used by people facing corruption charges and by those who want to see them convicted

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The spirit army

The spirit army

The mobilisation of jins to protest against corruption reveals the fault lines in the Indonesian struggle for democracy

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Sinetron and soap boxes

Sinetron and soap boxes

Indonesia’s media tends to focus on personalities and scandals in a dramatic search for heroes and villains in the ‘war’ against corruption

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Competing Papuan identities

Aug 07, 2019 - PETRUS K FARNEUBUN

Jayapura, West Papua / Alex Drainville @Flickr Creative Commons

A battle is looming between an emboldened pro-independence movement and Papuans who are pro-Indonesia

Alternative tourism in Bali

Jul 22, 2019 - HANNAH SUTTON

Student volunteers and the local community collected rubbish and turned it into an ogoh-ogoh for local Balinese festivities. Source/ Sea Communities

Community programs in northern Bali are aiming to avoid negative impacts of tourism so evident in the south

Untreated trauma in Nduga

Jul 01, 2019 - HIPOLITUS YOLISANDRY RINGGI WANGGE

A teacher formerly posted in Nduga, holds her infant while instructing the children in the emergency school / Sorang Saragih

The plight of Papua’s internally displaced persons is not being recognised by the Indonesian government

The waste emergency

Jun 11, 2019 - ROLF HAJEK

 / Instagram @nickpumphreyphoto

Government, producers and the public must all cooperate to tackle Indonesia’s waste problems

Bogus redemption

Jun 02, 2019 - MUHTAR HABIBI

Charlie Hartanto / Flickr

Mudik forms a bogus redemption for many precarious workers amid a lack of decent jobs in both rural and urban areas

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