Oct 14, 2019 Last Updated 6:02 AM, Oct 8, 2019

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What are your true colours?: A conversation

A brief conversation between strangers provokes thoughts on Australia–Indonesia relations

Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.
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Dancing against violence

Dancing against violence

Not even Mount Kelud erupting could stop Yogyakarta's activists from standing up against violence to women as part of One Billion Rising

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Remembering Munir

Remembering Munir

A museum dedicated to the memory of the famous activist strives to promote human rights awareness among the younger generation

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Defending murder

Defending murder

A marriage of convenience lies behind a campaign to defend Kopassus soldiers on trial for murder in Yogyakarta

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After justice

After justice

What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?

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The biggest cock

The biggest cock

In Jakarta’s crowded neighbourhoods, beliefs in supernatural power and invulnerability still surround the figure of the jago tough man

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For the good of the people?

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

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On death row

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

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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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Snatching victory

Snatching victory

When Indonesia’ s National Police took on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over the Bank Century case, the KPK won

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Essay: Letter from Jakarta

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Mapping the 1965-66 killings in East Java

Sep 26, 2019 - SIDDHARTH CHANDRA

In the first of a series of articles we present recent work by demographers and genocide scholars at Michigan State University's Asian Studies Centre on the 1965-1966 killings. Their analysis takes...

Challenging syariah

Sep 16, 2019 - BALAWYN JONES

A woman gazes at the camera as the world moves around her / Ghiffar Ridhwan on Unsplash

The media ignores women’s crucial role in the formation of regional laws in Aceh

Competing Papuan identities

Aug 07, 2019 - PETRUS K FARNEUBUN

Jayapura, West Papua / Alex Drainville @Flickr Creative Commons

A battle is looming between an emboldened pro-independence movement and Papuans who are pro-Indonesia

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