May 30, 2024 Last Updated 8:34 AM, May 27, 2024

Society

Where did we go wrong?

A voice from Aceh’s civil society movement says it’s time for self-criticism

Campus cruelty

Student initiations teach brutal lessons

Human rights for kids

It’s difficult to get human rights education into Indonesian schools

Reformasi gangsters

Preman have had to change in order to stay in business

Wild West TV

Televangelism comes to regional Indonesia

Travels of a doctor

A doctor goes to work in a remote community in Flores

Missing the boat?

What happens when wandering sea nomads have to settle?

Riding PELNI

Jesus tattoos, karaoke and the bearded cleric — welcome aboard!

Legacy of conflict

Bugis IDPs have travelled as warriors, farmers, fishers and traders

Mochtar Lubis

Always controversial, Mochtar Lubis was one of Indonesia’s most respected journalists and best-known authors for over four decades.

Uniform jilbab

The Islamic headscarf is now compulsory in many high schools

Polygamy and chickens

This man’s message is simple — four wives are better for business than one

Film revolution?

Women are now on both sides of the camera

Crossing male boundaries

Confidence crisis for Bali’s women mask dancers

Woman power

In Bali, a new all-female dance-drama troupe is flouting traditional gender roles

More voices

Women and marginalised groups seize new opportunities in the arts

The looming AIDS epidemic

Intravenous drug use is exacerbating the spread of the HIV virus

Lecture me not

Helping to boost English teaching seemed a splendid idea, but then Indonesian realities intervened

A shared vision

Portraits of Islamic women from different centuries and different organisations

Forty years on

With Suharto gone, the anniversary of the 1965 coup attempt is more controversial than ever

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