Jun 28, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022

Human Rights

Resource nationalism as imperialism

Foreign investment in large-scale mining has encountered serious obstacles

Facing history

A witness account of the 2015 International People’s Tribunal on 1965

Gambling with truth

Aceh’s Commission for Truth and Reconciliation has an important, though delicate, mission ahead

Indonesia’s diaspora citizens

After decades of neglect, Indonesia’s diaspora demands more rights

‘We are natural-born children, you are adopted’

Locals contest national citizenship rights in North Maluku

When ‘home’ is not home

Locals react coolly to ex-transmigrants who return to Java after fleeing violence elsewhere

Labour takes a citizenship approach

Despite the impressive activism of Pekalongan’s labour union, its political clout remains limited

Review: Four perspectives on Hanung Bramantyo’s Kartini

Reviewing the history behind and themes in Hanung Bramantyo's Kartini

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

Comes with the territory

Compromises must be made in the quest for indigeneity among the Dayak Meratus

Review: Beyond decent work

A new book examines Indonesian labour struggles through the lens of international political economy theory 

Old and poor

Indonesia’s welfare schemes are failing to support older citizens

Hope in the darkness

A Hazara fleeing persecution has dedicated her life in Indonesia to helping her fellow refugees in Bogor

No durable solutions

A new presidential decree delivers little for asylum seekers and refugees in Indonesia

A drink for humanity

Honouring Indonesian activist Putu Oka Sukanta for humanity

Essay: Redefining Indonesia

Almost twenty years after reformasi, journalist and novelist Leila S. Chudori ponders on the successes and failures of this historic period for Indonesia

The Go-Jek effect

Has this phenomenally successful app-based transport service improved the lives of the motorcycle workers it employs?

Review: Troubled transit

Asylum seekers stuck in Indonesia 

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Contesting the religious soundscape

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A controversial regulation governing the call to prayer sparks a campaign aimed at taking down the Religious Affairs Minister

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