Jan 28, 2023 Last Updated 12:03 AM, Jan 26, 2023

Society

Sinetron keeps links with Indonesia alive

Despite isolation and multiple migrations the Cocos Malays maintain a resilient culture

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

High stakes

ASRIANA KEBON speaks to Indonesian underage minors who were returned to Indonesia following age determination hearings in Darwin

‘You’re crazy. Don’t make up things!’

Celebrity gossip shows denigrate homosexuality, but at least they talk about it

I’m a terrific child!

A home schooling project in Kendari provides a new kind of early learning experience

Dealing with social exclusion

Illegal squatters in Jakarta struggle for recognition of their homes and livelihoods

Repairing the damage

Safe havens and abuser counselling helping to reduce domestic violence cases in East Nusa Tenggara

We are the blessed ones

Activists work to change men’s interpretations of Islam that justify their superiority at home

The winds of change

Men in Pekanbaru and Makassar are slowly changing their minds about domestic violence

Art for the people

Taring Padi takes stock of a more than a decade fighting the political establishment – with art as its weapon

Love the mall, love the earth

Eco-friendly malls make environmentalism sleek and chic, but they might do more harm than good

Public works and ethnic conflict

Tarakan’s riots illustrate the risks of collusive public contracting and the continued weakness of local security responses

Climate justice

Climate change is compounding the environmental and social justice problems confronted by marginalised communities: a multi-faceted movement is needed in response

Community engagement

Don’t ignore REDD’s impacts on communities!

Stars and stereotypes

The big business of Indo celebrities creates illusory expectations but things may be changing

Who owns the carbon?

Indonesia’s carbon stores spark international attention

In search of sustainable farming

Bali-based NGOs are an important part of Indonesia’s growing sustainable agriculture movement

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

Playing with the past

Critics say it’s just a fad but some young upper middle-class Indonesians are rediscovering forgotten histories

Supporting syariah, advancing women

The life and work of an Islamic teacher in Aceh shows that the struggle for gender equality is about much more than syariah.

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