Aug 09, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

Society

Resisting limbo

Self-organisation amongst refugees in Indonesia

All alone

Unaccompanied minors face precarious conditions in Indonesia

Football, violence and politics

Yogyakarta’s notorious Brajamusti elects a president

A post-colonial subversive

Like Toer’s tetralogy before it, Semua Untuk Hindia turns Indonesia’s national history narrative on its head

After ’98: Censorship, compromises and resistance

Cancellations at UWRF 2015 were just the latest example of censorship in democratic Indonesia

Keeping promises

Disability rights activists have called on Jokowi to account for his pre-election promises

Aquarelle Phantasm

An emerging poet takes the international stage

Battle of the bands

The influence of music videos in the 2014 electoral campaign

Enduring impunity

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

Review: 'Enduring impunity': Women surviving atrocities in the absence of justice

Ongoing impunity for perpetrators continues to impact on the lives of women survivors

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

Trials of a mother

For women giving birth in East Nusa Tenggara (NTT) and other rural and remote parts of Indonesia, adequate facilities and trained health workers are not easily reached

Review: Lontar’s Modern Library of Indonesian Literature

Translations of Indonesian literature offer insights into both the universality and particularity of Indonesian culture and society

LGBT Indonesians bring entertainment and activism together online

CONQ – a web series has captured a huge and loyal viewing audience

Maukah saya menjadi petani?

Para pemuda yang tinggal di desa berbasis pertanian menjelaskan keraguan dan aspirasi mereka tentang masa depan di bidang pertanian

When sexuality meets faith

The Youth Interfaith Forum on Sexuality links faith and sexuality to encourage participation in the fight against discrimination

Cash for the cashless

The new Village Law pumps money directly into subsistence villages: a crazy idea, or new development paradigm?

Bridging the divide after conflict

A recent visit to Ambon shows that trade is helping to bridge the divide in a religiously segregated society

T-shirt cosmopolitanism

Popular forms of writing in public reveal the richness of Balinese revitalisation

New aromas

'Fragrant literature' is giving way to a diversity of literary voices and identities

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