Sep 22, 2020 Last Updated 7:31 AM, Sep 18, 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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A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

Sep 18, 2020 - AHMAD DHIAULHAQ & WARD BERENSCHOT

Protestors calling for land reform, Jakarta, September 2019 / Dhemas Reviyanto / ANTARA FOTO

The Dutch colonialists adopted the concept of domein verklaring (domain declaration) to claim control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. This act lives on in modern-day Indonesia, causing conflict...

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Photo Essay: From the field

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