Sep 18, 2020 Last Updated 7:31 AM, Sep 18, 2020

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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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A 150-year old obstacle to land rights 

Sep 18, 2020 - AHMAD DHIAULHAQ & WARD BERENSCHOT

Protestors calling for land reform, Jakarta, September 2019 / Dhemas Reviyanto / ANTARA FOTO

The Dutch colonialists adopted the concept of domein verklaring (domain declaration) to claim control over a large part of Indonesia’s land. This act lives on in modern-day Indonesia, causing conflict...

Thoughts for Lance Castles

Sep 14, 2020 - ANTHONY REID

Lance Castles, painted by Yasin Tiar in 1999

Obituary: Remembering Lance Castles (1937–2020)

Sep 13, 2020 - MARGARET KARTOMI et al

Lance in a seminar in Jakarta / TEMPO/NIHIL PAKURIL

Book Review: Man of Contradictions

Sep 07, 2020 - MARCUS MIETZNER

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Photo Essay: From the field

Sep 07, 2020 - GIULIA ZANINELLI

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Be there! Exploring small oil palm plantations from Riau (not Europe)

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