Oct 01, 2022 Last Updated 2:22 AM, Sep 25, 2022

Society

Doctors in training

  Better assessment could provide the answer to problems caused by the rapid expansion of places available in Indonesian public medical schools

Driving under the New Order

The tumultuous events of 1965 thwarted Liong Tjie Tjong’s writing aspirations

Celebrating community

A temple procession brings Chinese culture to life in Jakarta’s streets

Marketing the Chinese face of Islam

Chinese Muslim preachers are popular, but they don’t always promote greater pluralism

I'm still here

Forty-five years later, survivors are telling their stories about their suffering in detention 

Locating culture in the church

Minahasan Christians reinterpret their cultural history and identity through religion

The addiction cycle

Photo-essay: Drug users in Jakarta are trapped in a deadly equation

The wives of Noordin Top

The media portrays women who marry terrorists as victims, but the reality is far more complex

Social justice by design

Architect Antonio Ismael Risianto promotes planning for the urban poor

When money rules over voice

Regional autonomy and spatial planning in Bandung benefits the elite

Land, ethnicity and politics

Direct local elections have led to new developments in the struggle for land rights in East Kalimantan

Too precious to mine

Central Java farmers refuse to get stuck in cement

Fighting over the land and forest

Century-old conflicts persist in the vast tracts of Indonesia that are designated as state forest

A city without social justice

Jakarta needs more green space, but not at the expense of the poor

Land titles do not equal agrarian reform

Activists split with Indonesia’s government over whether land registration helps the rural poor

The trouble with oil palm

Conflicts between villagers and plantation companies in Sumatra are still unresolved

The right to choose

Indonesian activists keep fighting to have abortion decriminalised

Genocide and demographic transformation in Papua

A response to Jim Elmslie and Stuart Upton

Not just another disaster

Papuan claims of genocide deserve to be taken seriously

A disaster, but not genocide

Migration has caused many problems in Papua, but it is not part of a genocidal master plan

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