Dec 07, 2021 Last Updated 12:15 AM, Dec 1, 2021

Crime

Counterfeit fashion is hot property

Indonesian youth are buying more fake fashion despite some awareness of its harmful impacts

Witnessing shame and punishment

Shared images of Syariah punishment are a key strategy of social control in Aceh

Roadside medicine men

Bootleg medicine sales are part of Indonesia’s healthcare infrastructure

Press representation of the ‘Bali Nine’ in Indonesia and Australia

A survey reveals that reporting of the Australians on death row did not foster better understanding of each country’s point of view

What are your true colours?: A conversation

A brief conversation between strangers provokes thoughts on Australia–Indonesia relations Essays and Fiction is a new series of writing in Inside Indonesia that aims to give voice to more personal stories about Indonesia. We welcome submissions in the form of reflective pieces, fiction, artwork, or essays about travel and fieldwork experiences.

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

Remembering Munir

A museum dedicated to the memory of the famous activist strives to promote human rights awareness among the younger generation

Defending murder

A marriage of convenience lies behind a campaign to defend Kopassus soldiers on trial for murder in Yogyakarta

After justice

What happens after three police officers are found guilty of manslaughter and torture?

More than a fatal attraction

Outsiders see arak consumption as a highly dangerous activity, but arak plays an important role in Balinese society

Performing on the inside

Theatre therapy in a narcotics gaol is helping inmates survive

The biggest cock

In Jakarta’s crowded neighbourhoods, beliefs in supernatural power and invulnerability still surround the figure of the jago tough man

For the good of the people?

The challenges of governing ‘societal organisations’ pose difficult questions for Indonesian democracy

On death row

Dozens of Acehnese drug offenders face the death penalty in Malaysia

From the archive: On death row

Inside Indonesia revisits a series of articles from its archive on the theme of the death penalty. We asked the authors of these articles to write an update to accompany their pieces  

Religious Bandung

Bandung’s government opts for a religious program that matches the city’s character

A storm in a bank vault

The much publicised ‘Bank Century’ case is unlikely to do any lasting damage to SBY

Snatching victory

When Indonesia’ s National Police took on the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) over the Bank Century case, the KPK won

Winning a battle, losing the war

Drug users in Indonesia are made vulnerable by current drug laws

The one that got away?

Muchdi’s murder trial starts falling apart

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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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