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

Society

Romo Mangun

Tribute to a multi-talented, national figure

Scunge City. And yet....

What the guide books don't tell you about Surabaya

Penis enhancements

Popular with sailors and miners, but not necessarily with their women

Take the money or die

A flood of 'democratisation' dollars has corrupted the NGO movement

Land for the people

Farmers in East Java are still working land they took three years ago

Whose city?

The street traders who feed and transport Jakarta are also its most unwelcome citizens

Jakarta's poorest

Lea Jellinek

The story of Mimin

Surviving thirty years in Central Jakarta

Peace on the net

A guide to resources for peace-makers

Do-it-yourself freedom

How to escape the mainstream, big money, newspaper thought police

East Timor on the Net

The latest on this new nation at your fingertips

Witness denied

Australian media responses to the Indonesian killings of 1965-66

By the book, please

East Timorese students in Yogyakarta suffer intimidation

Planning Jakarta

Review: Abidin Kusno examines trends in architectural design and urban planning in Jakarta

A Love of Language

Unable to pay for formal lessons, many poor Indonesians have mastered English through radio, TV and film. Like Rizza of Surabaya.

Power to the People

Indonesians are seeking a public voice through radio

A Town like Malang

A new local press must struggle to survive when the novelty of autonomy wanes

Getting Connected

The struggle to get Indonesia online

Exchanging News, Bridging Isolation

The 68H network brings people closer together

Radioactive

Radio has undergone a revolution since Suharto resigned

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