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Middle-path Islam

The vibrant force of As’adiyah is countering Islamic extremism and safeguarding ethnic and cultural identity

Remembering the gang rapes of May 1998

The stories of Seno Gumira Ajidarma have helped to counter the denial of a national trauma

Photo essay: Alive, but not living

Refugees in Makassar protest the sudden increase in heavy policing by immigration authorities

Menyoal jarak: Hunian sosial bagi masyarakat miskin

Bagi kelompok miskin Jakarta, hunian sosial vertikal lebih banyak membawa masalahan daripada solusi

Roadside medicine men

Bootleg medicine sales are part of Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure

Transport policy in gridlock

Attractive public transport and well-considered traffic policies are what Jakarta needs

Minibus and Transjakarta: Transport wars?

New mass transport infrastructure is disrupting Jakarta’s minibus economy

Distance matters: social housing for the poor

For Jakarta’s most vulnerable, vertical social housing creates more problems than it solves

City of traps

People with disabilities are being left behind by Jakarta’s massive infrastructure developments

20 years on: The Special Anniversary Edition

Marking Inside Indonesia’s 35th year and 20 years since the fall of the New Order

Crossing the finish line

Bilingual Chinese-Indonesian writer Wilson Tjandinegara built bridges within Indonesia’s literary culture

A showcase of harmony

Celebrating Indonesia’s birthday with the Mandarin choirs of Jakarta

Social exclusion in a state urban mega-development

Indonesia’s first 'new city' may not be addressing the urban problems it was supposed to 

Sectarianism, culture and politics

An emerging conservative Muslim coalition is a force to be reckoned with in Indonesian politics

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

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At Earhouse Songwriting Club music is not only about the performer or performance, but also about the audience and the act of listening

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