Jan 21, 2019 Last Updated 6:32 AM, Jan 20, 2019

Law

After justice

After justice

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

Read more

Indonesia’s new anarchists

Indonesia’s new anarchists

Insurrectionary anarchists, with international connections, nihilist values and a penchant for arson, are moving to fill the vacuum on the left

Read more

Ari’s audacity

Ari’s audacity

How can you be a straight cop when people just give you money?

Read more

Incarceration in Indonesia

Incarceration in Indonesia

Nikki Edwards

An examination of prisons and detention centres shows that Indonesia still has a long way to go in protecting human rights

The international media has long carried stories about the imprisonment of Schapelle Corby in Bali and of the Indonesian children convicted of people smuggling and held in Australian gaols. But until the recent riot in Tanjung Gusta prison, where inmates were being held in facilities stretched to almost double capacity, the stories of the thousands of Indonesians who are locally imprisoned failed to make the headlines. This edition of Inside Indonesia begins to investigate these people’s stories. The articles delve into the depths of Indonesia’s gaols, seeking to understand who is incarcerated, under what conditions, and why.

Read more

No-take zones

Freeing shovelnosed ray, Bobby Anderson

In West Papua province’s Raja Ampat islands, a local fisheries conservation initiative is setting a global standard

Read more

Coins for the KPK

Coins for the KPK

A public donation campaign shames the national legislature into supporting Indonesia’s premier anti-corruption agency

Read more

Ignorance that kills

Ignorance that kills

Many Indonesian women face great difficulties in accessing safe terminations of unwanted pregnancies

Read more

The biggest cock

The biggest cock

In Jakarta’s crowded neighbourhoods, beliefs in supernatural power and invulnerability still surround the figure of the jago tough man

Read more

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

Subscribe to Inside Indonesia

Receive Inside Indonesia's latest articles and quarterly editions in your inbox.

 


Lontar Modern Indonesia

Lontar-Logo-Ok

 

A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar