Sep 28, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Society

Essay: In God we (don’t) trust

Irreligious youth are looking for their place in religious Indonesia

#StayAlive

Social media’s ability to help cut through stigma and misinformation on suicide is being underutilised

No justice at home or abroad

Indonesia’s children wrongly imprisoned in Australia still haven’t been compensated

Being young, female and poor

Young women farmers in Java and Flores find themselves on the lower rungs of multiple ladders

Diversity, but how exactly?

Lessons and beliefs on inter-religious mixing can get messy for youth in Manado

Radical theatre of the difabled

Drawing upon the Theatre of the Oppressed, villagers with disabilities have an opportunity to express themselves

Essay: Contesting urban beauty in Jakarta

Walking Jakarta’s northern coastline reveals communities experiencing disruptive and rapid change

Surviving while seeking asylum

A change in Australia’s asylum policy has denied refugees in Indonesia vital support

Essay: Harmony versus hate

Masykuri Bakri doesn’t fit the stereotype for a moderate Muslim leader

Forbidden smoke

Banda Aceh’s anti-tobacco efforts are unfairly focused on women smokers

Sport, politics and the 1962 Asian Games

Jakarta’s 1962 Asian Games were a symbol of Sukarno’s postcolonial nation-building

Pencak Silat: Traditional martial art and modern sport

An interview with Ian Wilson, by Andy Fuller

Sport in Indonesia

The upcoming Asian Games in Palembang and Jakarta, starting on 25 August, present a moment to focus our attention on the expression and uses of sport in Indonesia.

Bonek: the football fans’ resistance movement

Persebaya supporters were forced to fight for years for their team’s recognition

Menyoal jarak: Hunian sosial bagi masyarakat miskin

Bagi kelompok miskin Jakarta, hunian sosial vertikal lebih banyak membawa masalahan daripada solusi

Roadside medicine men

Bootleg medicine sales are part of Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure

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How can you get rejeki? Like everything else about rejeki, the answer is something of a mystery.

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