Aug 13, 2022 Last Updated 8:00 AM, Aug 9, 2022

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Peaceful change, now!

We, more than one hundred Indonesian and non-Indonesian non-governmental organisations (NGOs) participating in the International NGO Forum on Indonesian Development (Infid), are deeply concerned about the ongoing economic turmoil in Indonesia which many fear may lead to political turmoil as well.

I always throw the envelope away

ANGELA ROMANO explores the 'envelope culture' among journalists

Travels in West Timor

SIMON ANDREWARTHA discovers a quiet invasion by outsiders, even in the remotest villages.

A fresh wind is blowing

Why is it so hard to remember the evils of the past? ROB GOODFELLOW explores the pain, and the exhilaration, of memory.

Defining waria

Indonesia’s transgendered community is raising its profile.

Battle royal

Challenge to political parody on Indonesian television.

No nightmares in Aceh

Acehnese have no word for nightmare, but the trauma of the conflict years is nightly visited upon many survivors through their dreams.

Aceh: Two years of peace

 In welcoming you to our new version of Inside Indonesia, it’s fitting that we focus on one of the greatest achievements of Indonesia’s democratisation: peace in Aceh.

Guerillas in power

Last December, candidates affiliated to the Free Aceh Movement (GAM ) swept to power in local government elections in Aceh. They now face great challenges in meeting the high expectations of their supporters and dealing with incipient corruption in their own ranks.

Waiting for justice

Victims of human rights abuses in Aceh have not yet seen the legal processes they’ve been promised.

A heroine for humanity

There are dozens of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for human rights in Aceh. Here is a personal account of one such person.

Aceh homebound?

In the wake of peace, Acehnese living in Malaysia are thinking about return. But it can be tough leaving a new life to start afresh back home.

Transgendered in Malang

The waria community in this East Javanese city are out in the open, but misunderstanding and prejudice are still widespread.

Sulawesi's fifth gender

What if there were not just two genders, but five? In Indonesia, there are

Sex in the city

Between girl power and the mother image, young urban women struggle for identity

Quo vadis, lesbians?

Lesbians want to be themselves

Jakarta women's barefoot bank

Poor kampung women double their income through their own micro-credit scheme

Peace journalism in Poso

When reporting ethnic conflict, journalists can make a difference

Papua on the Net

Not as remote as you might think...

For kicks

The history of football is a history of Indonesia itself

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