Jun 30, 2022 Last Updated 4:52 AM, Jun 27, 2022


How to be Chinese

Ethnic Chinese experience a ‘reawakening’ of their Chinese identity

Remembering today

Ien Ang returns to Indonesia and her Chinese roots

A history of diversity

Ethnic relations in West Kalimantan are marked with blood

Trial by fire

Taking the law into your own hands is now commonplace in urban areas in Indonesia

Wiralodra's buffalo hide

A Jakarta NGO is building alternatives to prostitution

Women and syariah in Aceh

Aceh’s women find themselves between an armed conflict and Islamic law

More than just sex

Three women authors take the Indonesian literary world by storm

A day in Flores

Teaching kids is about the little things

Genetic modification

Farmers illustrate their understanding of GM

Political humour

There’s more than subversion in Indonesian jokes

Celebrating diversity

A multi-religious community gives thanks for the rice harvest

Where did we go wrong?

A voice from Aceh’s civil society movement says it’s time for self-criticism

Campus cruelty

Student initiations teach brutal lessons

Human rights for kids

It’s difficult to get human rights education into Indonesian schools

Reformasi gangsters

Preman have had to change in order to stay in business

Wild West TV

Televangelism comes to regional Indonesia

Travels of a doctor

A doctor goes to work in a remote community in Flores

Missing the boat?

What happens when wandering sea nomads have to settle?

Riding PELNI

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

Legacy of conflict

Bugis IDPs have travelled as warriors, farmers, fishers and traders

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