Oct 29, 2020 Last Updated 10:59 PM, Oct 26, 2020

Politics

Polluting Bali

Environmental groups protest a power plant at Lovina

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Who benefits?

For the Forest Tobelo people, regional autonomy is a mixed blessing

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Acehnese voices

As reconstruction moves into high gear, it’s time to listen to tsunami victims

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Semsar Siahaan (1952-2005)

An outsider to all establishments, even artistic ones, Semsar Siahaan is yet to be accorded his rightful place among the ranks of great Indonesian artists

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Writing back

Local theatre in Makassar reveals a backlash against Java-centrism

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Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

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Why so serious?

Oct 15, 2020 - PRATIWI UTAMI

Twitter/mumaxxmuma

Netizens’ responses to the banning of a popular slang word raise questions about the moral character of public communication

Review Essay: Banishment and belonging

Oct 02, 2020 - RON WITTON

Japanese and Malay Pearl Divers / State Library of Western Australia

Essay: Seeking solace in the midst of COVID-19

Sep 25, 2020 - SEBASTIAN PARTOGI

Since the beginning of the coronavirus outbreak the book club has hosted weekly virtual meetings/ Baca Rasa Dengar

Book clubs and creative communities have headed online where they provide Jakartans with vital connections and solace during the pandemic

A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

Sep 18, 2020 - AHMAD DHIAULHAQ & WARD BERENSCHOT

Protestors calling for land reform, Jakarta, September 2019 / Dhemas Reviyanto / ANTARA FOTO

The Dutch colonialists adopted the concept of domein verklaring (domain declaration) to claim control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. This act lives on in modern-day Indonesia, causing conflict...

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