Jan 30, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Human Rights

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

Patrolling sexuality

The authorities and the media promote vigilantism in Aceh

Children of the enemy

A child abducted during the Indonesian occupation returns to her former home

A problematic division

Managing the border between West and East Timor has been an ongoing challenge

Obama's Indonesia question

Will the US president continue unrestricted aid to Indonesia’s military?

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

Aceh on a knife's edge

There are big dangers in declaring success too soon

Second-class citizens?

Poverty and mobility mark the neglected east

In memory of martyrs

A Chinese community constructs and preserves the memory of their loved ones, the victims of racial and political violence in Banyuwangi

Through a building darkly

The story of the Teochiu Huikuan building in Medan provides insights into Chinese Indonesians’ history of dispossession

Game of chance

Chinese Indonesians play asylum roulette in the United States

Learning from Malaysia's mistakes

Chinese Indonesians must re-enter politics in order to fully exercise their citizenship

A common destiny

Challenges remain for Chinese Indonesians 10 years after reformasi

Shot until dead

No end in sight for the death penalty in Indonesia

The one that got away?

Muchdi’s murder trial starts falling apart

Demonstrating diversity

Photo-essay: Yogya’s community protests against the Pornography Bill

Hot debates

A law on pornography still divides the community

No positive news

People living with HIV face corruption and incompetence in the health system

Rulers in their own country?

Special autonomy and Papuan aspirations have been thwarted by Jakarta and hampered by the administrative fragmentation sponsored by local politicians

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