May 29, 2022 Last Updated 7:57 AM, May 27, 2022

Law

More than a fanclub

Islamic State's growing Indonesian support base poses a serious long-term threat

Enduring impunity

The reality for women survivors of conflict-related violence in Indonesia does not match the rhetoric

Press representation of the ‘Bali Nine’ in Indonesia and Australia

A survey reveals that reporting of the Australians on death row did not foster better understanding of each country’s point of view

Stop Impunity Now

The International People’s Tribunal 1965 explained 

Jalan Indonesia

Pursuing justice through local initiatives

What are your true colours?: A conversation

A brief conversation between strangers provokes thoughts on Australia–Indonesia relations Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

Film review: Bitter Honey

Robert Lemelson’s latest documentary film takes his audience inside the lives of the women, men and children living in polygamous families in Bali

An agrarian reform agenda for Jokowi

Jokowi must accommodate customary rights lest his development agenda spur land conflicts

The case of Gregorius Rato

The criminalisation of a whistleblower shows how corruption can entangle even participatory development programs

Pemilu Lampung yang berlapis gula

Sugar Group membiayai pemilu gubernur baru Lampung supaya dapat menjaminkan perpanjangan sewa tanah

Lampung’s sugar-coated elections

Sugar Group financed the election of Lampung’s new governor to secure the renewal of its land leases

Business and politics in Indonesia’s expanding palm oil sector

Indonesia needs political reform, not just legal prosecution, to eradicate corruption in palm oil plantations

Balancing business

Indonesia’s unions are engaging in electoral politics in unprecedented ways in an attempt to balance the influence of business

The business of politics in Indonesia

Democratic institutions are increasingly burdened by the illicit transactions and collusive practices of politico-business elites

Freedom of information

The Freedom of Information Act has largely failed to make government institutions more transparent and accountable

Money politics

The distribution of money, goods and other benefits is an integral part of electioneering in Indonesia

Dancing against violence

Not even Mount Kelud erupting could stop Yogyakarta's activists from standing up against violence to women as part of One Billion Rising

Remembering Munir

A museum dedicated to the memory of the famous activist strives to promote human rights awareness among the younger generation

Defending murder

A marriage of convenience lies behind a campaign to defend Kopassus soldiers on trial for murder in Yogyakarta

After justice

What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?

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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

Essay: Hey Holland, you’re welcome!

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Indonesia’s independence from the Dutch came at a price – Indonesians are still waiting for them to acknowledge it

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