Jun 03, 2020 Last Updated 5:56 AM, Jun 2, 2020

Java

Homophobia on the rise

Homophobia on the rise

Recent attacks on lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender meetings reveal the growing influence of Islamist groups and highlight unequal protection of citizenship rights

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Religious Bandung

Religious Bandung

Bandung’s government opts for a religious program that matches the city’s character

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God and democracy

God and democracy

A Christian church is asserting its democratic rights by suing the mayor of Depok

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Hunted communists

Hunted communists

Many of those accused of being communists fled to South Blitar after the Surabaya crackdown, only to become the target of the Trisula Operation in 1968

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Sensitive truths

Sensitive truths

The exhumation of mass graves from 1965-66 is a fraught and dangerous business

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I'm still here

I'm still here

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

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Terror in Tandes

Terror in Tandes

Two villagers from the rural fringe of Surabaya recall the most frightening night of their lives

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Equal access?

Equal access?

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

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