Apr 16, 2024 Last Updated 3:10 AM, Apr 15, 2024

Society

A Love of Language

Unable to pay for formal lessons, many poor Indonesians have mastered English through radio, TV and film. Like Rizza of Surabaya.

Power to the People

Indonesians are seeking a public voice through radio

A Town like Malang

A new local press must struggle to survive when the novelty of autonomy wanes

Getting Connected

The struggle to get Indonesia online

Exchanging News, Bridging Isolation

The 68H network brings people closer together

Radioactive

Radio has undergone a revolution since Suharto resigned

Consuming Passions

Millions of Indonesians must watch soap operas

You wan see jiggy-jig?

'In Indonesia, pornography is also blamed for everything from teenage promiscuity, to rape and AIDS (and is also linked in the public mind with drugs)'

Give Freedom of the Press a Chance

Indonesia's free press needs time to mature

On the Waterfront

The Military Fleeces and Polices Port Workers

Doing Daily Battle

Street children face police and security guards

Stand your ground

A radio series gives voice to East Timorese stories of resistance to Indonesian occupation

Making peace newsworthy

Indonesian journalists attend a peace journalism training workshop in Manado

Tall tales

Conspiracy theories in post-bomb Indonesia

My pesantren, Darur Ridwan

Life in an East Javanese Islamic boarding school

Crisis is bad for your health

Crisis is bad for your health

Keeping up appearances

Manufacturing workers in Tangerang make a special effort to look good

Disability in Indonesia

Life is challenging for people with disabilities in Indonesia

Body-binding in Bali

Balinese dress says a lot about women’s roles

Teenage pregnancy

PIKIR is working hard to give pregnant teenagers real choices

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Self-education and lived experience of the impacts of climate change, are driving a grassroots environmental movement

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The Jokowi-Luhut alliance

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A business alliance forged in 2008 between Joko Widodo and Luhut Pandjaitan formed the basis for a major axis in his presidency

Making music together

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At Earhouse Songwriting Club music is not only about the performer or performance, but also about the audience and the act of listening

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