Apr 09, 2020 Last Updated 6:31 AM, Apr 8, 2020

Human Rights

Murder in the cathedral

IRIP NEWS SERVICE speaks with a member of Dili's Catholic Commission for Education and uncovers an assassination attempt against Nobel prize winner Bishop Belo

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Gone fishing

AHMAD SOFIAN explores the lives of young people on hundreds of isolated fishing platforms in the Malacca Straits

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Writing on the wall

Remember the election last May? MAS SUJOKO was there and listened in to the people's vote, recorded on walls all over Yogyakarta.

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How Muslims will say 'No'

What are the prospects of Islamic opposition? How democratic will it be? GEORGE ADITJONDRO finds much to be hopeful about.

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Death of a journalist

'I write the truth and if I have to die for it, well so be it' wrote Udin shortly before he died. AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL investigates.

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A fresh wind is blowing

Why is it so hard to remember the evils of the past? ROB GOODFELLOW explores the pain, and the exhilaration, of memory.

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Aceh: Two years of peace

Aceh: Two years of peace

 In welcoming you to our new version of Inside Indonesia, it’s fitting that we focus on one of the greatest achievements of Indonesia’s democratisation: peace in Aceh.

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Waiting for justice

Waiting for justice

Victims of human rights abuses in Aceh have not yet seen the legal processes they’ve been promised.

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A heroine for humanity

A heroine for humanity

There are dozens of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for human rights in Aceh. Here is a personal account of one such person.

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Aceh homebound?

Aceh homebound?

In the wake of peace, Acehnese living in Malaysia are thinking about return. But it can be tough leaving a new life to start afresh back home.

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Transgendered in Malang

Transgendered in Malang

The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.

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Left over from death

Timorese women raped by Indonesian militias need justice. So do all the other women who survived New Order abuse

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Women and the nation

Throughout its history, outsiders wanted the women's movement to be nationalist first of all. Now women are finding their own voice

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Java’s waste banks

Apr 06, 2020 - NUZULI ZIADATUN NI'MAH & LENA KELLER-BISCHOFF

Waste bank procedure / Lena Keller-Bischoff

Support and integrity from government and big business could protect informal waste workers

Counterfeit fashion is hot property

Mar 31, 2020 - ALICE SINCLAIR, DANIELE ANTONAGLIA & MAX EAGLES

A vendor sells counterfeit shoes based on designs from Nike and Adidas. Counterfeit footwear is among the most popular items amongst Gen Z Shoppers / Alice Sinclair

Indonesian youth are buying more fake fashion despite some awareness of its harmful impacts

Buried under the weight of a recycling crisis

Mar 31, 2020 - SHELLEY CHENG & GEMMA EDWARDS

A Bangun resident sorts plastic waste

When paper waste imports started began 20 years ago most Bangun residents sold their farms to work as waste collectors for paper mills. Now many are dependent on waste sorting

Photo essay: Jakarta's youth use trash to shape their futures

Mar 31, 2020 - ALEISHA MCLAREN & ALANA RILEY

Dido (17) cuts wine bottles into glasses before adding unique designs by using a sandblaster

The mentors and interns at Ffrash are empowering themselves within the waste economy and striving to better society

Moving toward a circular economy

Mar 30, 2020 - GRACE DESOE, MATHEW PERRY & YI PENG

Plastic waste on Jimbaran beach, Bali / Yi (Annie) Peng

The complexity of plastic waste in Indonesia

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