Jan 18, 2020 Last Updated 7:13 AM, Jan 16, 2020

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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Small island life

Jan 16, 2020 - MOHAMAD RACHMADIAN NAROTAMA

Javanese-born transmigration farmers cross from Ranai Island to Sedanau Island to sell vegetables on a daily basis / Narotma, 2017

Remote island communities are fighting for greater autonomy and more suitable, fair development

Lost Lasem

Jan 07, 2020 - VANIA DJUNAIDI

Tiongkok Kecil Heritage Lasem – Jl. Karangturi / Author

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Pious bikies

Dec 19, 2019 - WASISTO RAHARJO JATI

Members circulate invitations through social media such as WhatsApp and Telegram/ Bikers Subuhan Jogja Facebook Group

Yogyakarta’s Dawn Prayer Bikers are converting an outlaw tradition into a prayer ritual

Fiction: Pasung

Nov 22, 2019 - MAYESTICA DE JONG

/ Andrea Star Reese for Human Rights Watch

  His gaze is fixated on an indeterminate spot behind me, his arms hang loosely by his sides. Wearing nothing but a pair of faded black shorts, his ribs and collar...

Contraception at a crossroads

Nov 11, 2019 - LOUISA-ANNE BUWALDA

Adam Cohn @Flickr

Indonesia’s 50-year-old family planning program has been a great success but is struggling to adapt with women’s needs

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