Jul 22, 2024 Last Updated 5:22 AM, Jul 16, 2024

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An EV-fix for mining

Nickel’s ‘green development’ boost to resource nationalism

Essay: Local tradition in a global religious community in modern day Java

Ghosts and spirits often come up in conversation but attitudes are changing

Review: Netflix’s ‘Cigarette Girl’ promotes Big Tobacco interests in Indonesia

Netflix’s series Gadis Kretek (Cigarette Girl) romanticises an industry that kills around 290,000 Indonesians each year

Essay: A movement to remember

This essay is the first in a new series featuring the writing of and edited by young people.

Mengikutsertakan kaum muda

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Satirical and vivacious

Forty years of theatre coverage in Inside Indonesia

Captivating kaum muda

Inside Indonesia explores defiant youth culture

An Indian student in Indonesia

Times change. Neighbours can now learn a lot from Indonesian democracy.

Feminists and LGBT

Can they work together? Religious objections make it hard

Vigilante partnerships

Reclaiming Jakarta with the Forum Betawi Rempug

Vigilantism, religion and urbanism

An interview with Sana Jaffrey

Between an Islamic saint and Che Guevara? 

Jakarta’s urban poor see Habib Rizieq Shihab as a homegrown symbol of resistance and rebelliousness in the midst of their own marginisation 

Rebranding for revival

In an election year, a reunion of the 212 Movement reflects a changing political landscape for urban Islam, but is there also a changing of the guard?

Concerts for cash

Indonesia has a plan to boost the economy through large-scale arts, cultural and sporting events, but are they ready?

Healing the nation? Part 2

Recent attempts to address the Indonesian genocide after 1 October 1966

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Hearing about my mother's experiences in May 1998 became a pivotal moment that has shaped my life. 

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