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

Society

Riding PELNI

Jesus tattoos, karaoke and the bearded cleric — welcome aboard!

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Mochtar Lubis

Always controversial, Mochtar Lubis was one of Indonesia’s most respected journalists and best-known authors for over four decades.

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Woman power

In Bali, a new all-female dance-drama troupe is flouting traditional gender roles

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More voices

Women and marginalised groups seize new opportunities in the arts

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Lecture me not

Helping to boost English teaching seemed a splendid idea, but then Indonesian realities intervened

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A shared vision

Portraits of Islamic women from different centuries and different organisations

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Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

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Kampung Kamal

Half a century after Herb Feith first lived in Kamal, Nikolas Feith Tan retraces his grandfather’s steps

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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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