Jan 21, 2019 Last Updated 6:32 AM, Jan 20, 2019

Society

For kicks

The history of football is a history of Indonesia itself

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Whose city?

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

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Planning Jakarta

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

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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.

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Latest Articles

Photo essay: A protest for fair land reform

Jan 20, 2019 - FRANS ARI PRASETYO

Source/ Frans Ari Prasetyo

Blasphemy on the rise

Jan 20, 2019 - RAFIQA QURRATA A’YUN

Thousands of Muslims protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahok’s alleged blasphemy  Source/Abdil Mughis Mudhoffir

As blasphemy convictions increase in this democratic era, election campaigning indicates little will change

Radical theatre of the difabled

Nov 27, 2018 - IRFAN KORTSCHAK

The group during a rehearsal / Irfan Kortschak

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

Essay: Contesting urban beauty in Jakarta

Nov 15, 2018 - JORGEN DOYLE & HANNAH EKIN

Source/ Doyle & Ekin  Wish images

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

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