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

Society

Consuming Passions

Millions of Indonesians must watch soap operas

You wan see jiggy-jig?

'In Indonesia, pornography is also blamed for everything from teenage promiscuity, to rape and AIDS (and is also linked in the public mind with drugs)'

Give Freedom of the Press a Chance

Indonesia's free press needs time to mature

On the Waterfront

The Military Fleeces and Polices Port Workers

Doing Daily Battle

Street children face police and security guards

Stand your ground

A radio series gives voice to East Timorese stories of resistance to Indonesian occupation

Making peace newsworthy

Indonesian journalists attend a peace journalism training workshop in Manado

Tall tales

Conspiracy theories in post-bomb Indonesia

My pesantren, Darur Ridwan

Life in an East Javanese Islamic boarding school

Crisis is bad for your health

Crisis is bad for your health

Keeping up appearances

Manufacturing workers in Tangerang make a special effort to look good

Disability in Indonesia

Life is challenging for people with disabilities in Indonesia

Body-binding in Bali

Balinese dress says a lot about women’s roles

Teenage pregnancy

PIKIR is working hard to give pregnant teenagers real choices

AIDS education

The government works with waria in South Sulawesi

Solution or problem?

The regulation of traditional medicine has had unintended consequences

Jamu for the ills of modernity?

Jamu is evolving to meet modern needs

Shrinking penis disease

The mysteries of koro puzzle doctors, but dukun come to the rescue

Time honoured remedies for uncertain times

The traditional healers of contemporary East Java

Free clinic for street children

Street children learn to value their health in Yogyakarta

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