Dec 01, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

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A day in the life of Bali’s miracle worker

Professor Suryani and her team are making a difference

Essay: Letter from Jakarta

Living in the midst of uncertainty

Aging remarkably

A lifelong activist and retired midwife is teaching her peers to stay engaged… and not burden their children

Indonesia’s woman to watch

Yenny Wahid is the new face of moderate Islam

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

Iswadi Pratama, an auteur of Indonesian theatre

Indonesia’s foremost theatre director, the internationally acclaimed Iswadi Pratama, staged an extraordinary eight productions in 2016

A drink for humanity

Honouring Indonesian activist Putu Oka Sukanta for humanity

After ’98: Censorship, compromises and resistance

Cancellations at UWRF 2015 were just the latest example of censorship in democratic Indonesia

The case of Gregorius Rato

The criminalisation of a whistleblower shows how corruption can entangle even participatory development programs

Prabowo and human rights

Jakarta 1998 was bad, but Prabowo likely had more blood on his hands in East Timor

Jokowi: Rise of a polite populist

Jokowi’s path to the presidency might not be as smooth as it once seemed, but he is still the front runner

Maverick mayor to presidential hopeful

Jokowi’s record in public office justifies his strong public image

Turning away from terror

Prison can be a place of radicalisation or rehabilitation

Poets against silence

Two young Solo poets believe poetry should serve the people

Behind the scenes

Then, as today, volunteers were vital for Inside Indonesia's survival and success

Bringing up Inside Indonesia

Co-founder Pat Walsh reveals how the magazine grew and thrived in the 1980s and 1990s

Preserving landscapes

Budi Brahmantyo continues a lineage of scientific art for which West Java’s natural resources have provided the subject

Soft diplomacy in heavy metal

Indonesia’s liberal art scene attracts adventurous Australian artists

Herstory in art

Titarubi’s art challenges masculinity in Indonesian visual arts and beyond

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Review: A project for the whole world

Nov 30, 2021 - GERRY VAN KLINKEN

Merchants and entrepreneurs

Nov 23, 2021 - BUDIMAN MINASNY & JOSH STENBERG

Jews in Sumatra in the colonial period

'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

Nov 17, 2021 - ANDI MISBAHUL PRATIWI & NIKODEMUS NIKO

Education Minister Nadiem Makarim’s recent acknowledgement of a ‘sexual violence pandemic’ on the nation’s campuses follows a growing wave of victims speaking out and not without risk

Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

Nov 08, 2021 - NELLY MARTIN-ANATIAS, ET AL.

The experiences of Indonesian migrant mothers in NZ’s pandemic reveal that the ideals of Ibuism endure

The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

Oct 09, 2021 - PUTU OKA SUKANTA, VANNESSA HEARMAN & KIERNAN BOX

Poems by Putu Oka Sukanta were translated by Vannessa Hearman and Kiernan Box with commentary written by Vannessa Hearman based on her interview with the poet.

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