Dec 02, 2022 Last Updated 6:29 AM, Nov 29, 2022

Society

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

Not just a piece of paper

The state’s requirements for marriage registration disadvantage poor rural women

Equal access?

Indonesia’s premier university needs to take action to improve facilities for disabled students

Ponari and the sorcerer's stone

A little boy’s miracle-working throws light on the workings of the Indonesian state and the hunger for salvation amongst ordinary people

Feeling cheated, acting apathetic

Many Indonesian students face obstacles voting, but they aren’t much interested anyway

Seeking representation

Activists in Palu remain confined to the political margins

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

Getting an education

Links to Indonesian schools and universities remain strong in East Timor

Trapped in the legacy of the past

Conflict between Timorese youth gangs and martial arts groups hark back to the Indonesian occupation

Letting go of Indonesian

The choice of Tetum and Portuguese as national languages presents challenges to the new nation

A hybrid popular culture

Indonesian pop music and television still have a significant influence in East Timor

Children of the enemy

A child abducted during the Indonesian occupation returns to her former home

Down by the riverside - Kali Code

Photo-essay: Kali Code is the heart of a diverse and eclectic community

Struggling to be young

Brotherhood among the poor urban youth of Jakarta

Ahmadiyah dispute intensifies

Violence at the National Monument in Jakarta almost caused a conflict between Nahdlatul Ulama and Muhammadiyah in Lamongan

Frying the wires, freeing the waves

Grassroots organisations in Indonesia are building communication media from the most basic of utensils

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