Jan 22, 2019 Last Updated 6:32 AM, Jan 20, 2019

Environment

Fighting to survive

Fighting to survive

A small community in Southeast Sulawesi is engaged in an ongoing quest for recognition of its right to live on its ancestral land

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The energy challenge

The energy challenge

Indonesia is rich in renewable energy but government policies foster reliance on fossil fuels

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Taking action in the provinces

Taking action in the provinces

Officials in Papua and Riau want to prevent deforestation, but they need concrete action and resources from the national government, not just talk and instructions

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Climate justice

Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

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Selling the wind

Selling the wind

Aceh experiments with a major REDD project, but without involving local people

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Holding up the sky

Holding up the sky

Indonesia has set ambitious targets to reduce its greenhouse gas emissions that will require major changes in how forests and agricultural lands are managed

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Climate change and Indonesia

Climate change and Indonesia

Indonesia can make the transition from climate change villain to global hero, but empowering the poor will be a key to effective action

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Stopping the flow

Stopping the flow

Lapindo Brantas’ involvement in the Surabaya Post has restricted the way journalists report on the mudflow

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Eager to work

Eager to work

The value of children’s paid work on Lombok’s tobacco plantations presents a challenge to emotive arguments for the wholesale banning of child labour

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Latest Articles

Photo essay: A protest for fair land reform

Jan 20, 2019 - FRANS ARI PRASETYO

Source/ Frans Ari Prasetyo

Blasphemy on the rise

Jan 20, 2019 - RAFIQA QURRATA A’YUN

Thousands of Muslims protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahok’s alleged blasphemy  Source/Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir

As blasphemy convictions increase in this democratic era, election campaigning indicates little will change

Radical theatre of the difabled

Nov 27, 2018 - IRFAN KORTSCHAK

The group during a rehearsal / Irfan Kortschak

Drawing upon the Theatre of the Oppressed, villagers with disabilities have an opportunity to express themselves

Essay: Contesting urban beauty in Jakarta

Nov 15, 2018 - JORGEN DOYLE & HANNAH EKIN

Source/ Doyle & Ekin  Wish images

Walking Jakarta’s northern coastline reveals communities experiencing disruptive and rapid change

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