Nov 18, 2018 Last Updated 12:17 PM, Nov 15, 2018

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Women and marginalised groups seize new opportunities in the arts

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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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A free lunch?

Much aid comes with strings attached – crippling loan repayments, exploitation of resources and vulnerability to unfriendly international markets

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Generation 98

Djenar Maesa Ayu – one of Indonesia’s exciting new female authors

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Local democracy

The entrance to a local election booth during the 2008 West Java election. (Ikhlasul Amal/Flickr)

Old elites are still in power, but direct elections now give voters a choice

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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

Photo essay: Hope in the face of disaster

Nov 02, 2018 - MELANIE FILLER & TIM BARRETTO

Source/ Melanie Filler & Tim Barretto

Palu after the tsunami

Surviving while seeking asylum

Oct 26, 2018 - GEMIMA HARVEY

Hazara asylum seeker Shiringul first fled Afghanistan to Pakistan and then when the danger spread to Pakistan, she was forced to flee again, this time to Indonesia. She said the streets outside of Kalideres immigration detention centre were her best option. Source/ Gemima Harvey

A change in Australia’s asylum policy has denied refugees in Indonesia vital support

Review: The killing season

Oct 01, 2018 - FRANK BEYER

More than 50 years on, mis-truths about the 1965-66 killings and what motivated them prevail in Indonesia. Geoffrey Robinson's and other books and films on the issue, based on archival research...

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