Jun 21, 2024 Last Updated 1:20 AM, Jun 20, 2024

Society

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

Running in style

A new bug for running points toward a new politics of lifestyle

Platitudes of Papua

It’s easy to blame the central government for all of Papua’s problems, but it’s also inaccurate

Dying for nothing

Special Autonomy has crippled health services in the Papuan Highlands

Sex, lies and politicians

Indonesian politicians quite often star inadvertently in porn films, but it doesn’t seem to hurt them much

Cosmopolitan Indonesia

Cosmopolitanism is a magnificent ideal for a world torn by divisions and it exists in Indonesia in some surprising places. But how deep does and can it go? Gerry van Klinken

Subaltern cosmopolitans

Riau Islanders prove you don’t have to be rich, or even mobile, to be a citizen of the world

Online cosmopolitan

An interview with Enrico Aditjondro

Impossible ideal?

Cosmopolitanism is a dirty word in rural West Java, where creativity and new words are needed to reopen dialogue.

Floating World

See the world and be exploited

Diaspora power

Abused maids are not the only Indonesians overseas as success stories from the Indonesia Diaspora Congress show

Café culture

The changing socio-economic status of Yogyakarta’s students threatens the survival of one of the city’s icons

Blaming Papuans

Education is a mess in Papua’s highlands, but fault doesn’t lie with the Papuans alone

Review: A tale of survival and resilience in modern Surabaya

Robbie Peters' new book brings the poor urban kampungs of Surabaya to life

Stopping intolerance

Government must act to halt growing discrimination against minorities

Feeding Indonesia

Food security is an urgent policy problem in Indonesia but opinions are divided about how best to feed the poorest and most vulnerable Thushara Dibley and Eve Warburton Indonesia is a country with a rapidly expanding middle class and a growing economy. Its neighbours are taking more notice, and Indonesia now plays a pivotal role in regional politics. Yet for many Indonesians, the daily task of feeding their families can be a real challenge. Even with government subsidies, Indonesia has the most expensive rice in the region. The government's commitment to reducing heavy fuel subsidies is expected to impact the price and accessibility of rice and other basic foodstuffs. Poor families are the most vulnerable in this situation.

Campaigning for agrarian reform

Rahmat Ajiguna talks to Eve Warburton about the need to make farmers the centre of food security in Indonesia

Making food politics personal

Young people in Yogyakarta turn unused urban space into edible gardens

Rethinking Indonesia’s beef self-sufficiency agenda

The government’s latest approach is not the most effective or efficient way to promote food security

Food security in Indonesia

Despite being a middle-income country, many Indonesians still face the prospect of going hungry

Latest Articles

Memeing the precarity of Indonesian startup workers

Jun 20, 2024 - IBNU NADZIR

Beyond the hype, workers in this booming industry are seeking not only comic relief, but real improvements in their conditions. An Instagram account is helping with both.

Dancing into the elections

Jun 17, 2024 - VICTORIA WINATA & MONIKA WINARNITA

The replacement of dangdut with TikTok dances in the 2024 elections heralds a massive demographic shift in Indonesian political campaigning and beyond

Labouring in vain?

May 03, 2024 - HASNA A. FADHILAH

The Labour Party (Partai Buruh) was revived in the wake of opposition to the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, but failure in the 2024 election shows they failed to connect...

Book review: Uncovering Suharto's Cold War

Apr 19, 2024 - VIRDIKA RIZKY UTAMA

Film review: Inheriting collective memories through 'Eksil'

Apr 12, 2024 - WAHYUDI AKMALIAH

A documentary embraced by TikTokers is changing how young people understand Indonesia’s past

Subscribe to Inside Indonesia

Receive Inside Indonesia's latest articles and quarterly editions in your inbox.

Bacaan Bumi: Pemikiran Ekologis – sebuah suplemen Inside Indonesia

Lontar Modern Indonesia

Lontar-Logo-Ok

 

A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar.