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

Separatism

When ‘home’ is not home

Locals react coolly to ex-transmigrants who return to Java after fleeing violence elsewhere

Famine and fraud

A story of mass starvation tells us much about media coverage and local government in Papua

Big prison, little prison

Stories from Papua’s political prisoners show life at the edge of freedom

They are just Papuans

Recent violence shows the authorities share a disturbing mindset about the residents of Papua

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

Negotiating the past and looking to the future

Meaningful dialogue about the future of Papua requires that Indonesians and Papuans honestly address the past

A man on a mission

From the highlands of Papua to exile in England, Benny Wenda is a leader of his people

Aceh on a knife's edge

There are big dangers in declaring success too soon

We miss you wali nanggroe

Hasan di Tiro returns to an Aceh in transition

Faith, flags and festivities

Images of highlanders at home and abroad

Freedom of expression

Whether Papuans support autonomy or independence, they should be allowed to speak freely

Papua road map

Conflict resolution should move from a security to a justice approach

West Papua: Inside Indonesia?

This edition of Inside Indonesia marks an important anniversary, and explores the multiple faces of Indonesian Papua today

Basket case to showcase

How Indonesia’s democratic transition transformed Aceh.

Change in Indonesia, chance for East Timor

Transition to a post-Suharto era in Jakarta could be window of opportunity for East Timor. What might that window offer, asks COKI NAIPOSPOS?

Aceh's year of living dangerously

Australian volunteer LEON JONES was living in Aceh in the lead-up to the violence that eventualy left up to 2000 dead.

To struggle for freedom: Indonesia yesterday, East Timor today

PETER CAREY finds many parallels between the conduct of the present-day Indonesian regime in East Timor and that of the Netherlands' colonial administration in the Indies before World War II. Not least, both governments took for granted their right to rule.

Indonesian spying on East Timorese exiles

PETER CRONAU and MATTHEW BROWN find that Cold War methods live on in Indonesian consulates around Australia.

A heroine for humanity

There are dozens of stories of ordinary people doing extraordinary things for human rights in Aceh. Here is a personal account of one such person.

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'Spilling the tea' on sexual violence

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Reinforcing gendered roles in lockdown abroad

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

The isolation poems by Putu Oka Sukanta

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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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