Journalism

Richaldo Hariandja

Many forest fires in Indonesia—particularly those that contribute to the poisonous haze that drifts across Southeast Asia every year—are exacerbated by the fact that they’re burning on peatlands. For the villagers in the area, a lack of adequate infrastructure means that their struggles continue even after the smoke clears.

Alexandra Radu

The Southeast Asian transboundary haze is an almost yearly occurrence that’s been affecting multiple countries for decades. Alexandra Radu takes a look at the impact on Kuala Lumpur.

Annie Game

Imagine a world without impunity, where everyone is free to exercise their right to freedom of expression and information and able to access, generate and share ideas and information in any way they choose, without fear. We do.

Matthew Woolfe

Earlier this year, international attention zeroed in on Brunei and its implementation of the Syariah Penal Code. But the international media attention only focused on specific aspects of the SPC, oversimplifying the situation and neglecting to mention other human rights abuses and concerns.

Miguel Jeronimo

An estimated 3,000 tonnes of waste is produced per day in the Cambodian capital of Phnom Penh alone. Lacking adequate structures to deal with the problem, most of the work being put into recycling is still being done by informal street pickers.

Aisyah Llewellyn

Residents of Singkil, a largely Christian area in Muslim-majority Aceh Province, struggle to preserve their houses of worship, highlighting the problematic and even contradictory state of religious harmony in Indonesia.

Ian Morse, Eduard Lazarus

Dalam upaya memahami identitas gender dan rasnya, seorang perempuan di Kepulauan Aru mengurai silsilah keluarganya yang multietnis dan berkelindan dengan kebijakan rasial Indonesia untuk menentukan “jati diri bangsa”.

Ian Morse

Decades of trade, migration, and state policies intertwine to shape people's families and histories. In the Aru Islands, Dhesly Salay goes on a journey to learn more about her genealogy, and try to understand why her parents are so keen to exercise control over who she marries.

Rosa Panggabean

Salah satu periode gelap dalam sejarah Indonesia mulai terkuak sedikit demi sedikit. Para perempuan penyintas pembantaian 1965 mulai terbuka menceritakan apa yang mereka alami di masa lalu.

Rosa Panggabean, Aisyah Llewellyn

Prison camps that once held political prisoners in Indonesia have since been transformed into shopping complexes or tourist attractions. People now experience these spaces in a completely different way, but the women who were once housed behind their walls still have stories to tell.

Richaldo Hariandja

Organisasi Masyarakat memiliki sejarah panjang di Indonesia. Pada prinsipnya, pembentukan Ormas diharapkan dapat memberikan dampak positif bagi masyarakat. Akan tetapi, sebuah kasus di Bogor kembali menunjukkan bagaimana mereka dapat menjadi wahana untuk agenda-agenda intoleran.

Ooi Kok Hin, Appolonia Tesera, Alia Ali, Rafidah Abdullah

Pasangan berlainan bangsa atau berlainan agama bukanlah sesuatu yang hanya ada di Malaysia. Namun, bila negara memandang konsep bangsa dan agama sebagai saling bertindan—dan merangka undang-undang untuk mengawal keduanya—hal ini menjadi lebih rumit.

Sophie Raynor, Eduard Lazarus

Pada masa awal kemerdekaannya, Timor-Leste memiliki salah satu angka kelahiran tertinggi di dunia. 20 tahun kemudian, generasi pertama yang lahir di masa kemerdekaan tersebut kini telah mencapai usia dewasa.

Emily Fishbein, JK

The National League for Democracy had promised in 2016 it would solve all land dispute issues within six months, but for the villagers of Shwe Nyaung Pin village in Myanmar's Kachin State, this commitment has yet to be realised.

Suraendher Kumarr, Daryl Yang

When Monica Baey took to Instagram to express dissatisfaction over the National University of Singapore’s handling of sexual harassment, a network of students mobilised to demand reform. Two students actively involved in the movement reflect on this episode of student activism.

Ooi Kok Hin, Appolonia Tesera

Interracial and interfaith relationships aren’t unique to Malaysia, but it does get more complicated in contemporary Malaysia than in many other contexts, especially when the state sees ethnicity and religion as overlapping and heavily regulates and intervenes in deeply personal matters.

Andrew Nachemson

Multiple hydropower dams on the Mekong River and its tributaries have impacted fisheries and flooded villages, with benefits reaped by energy companies while costs are borne by fishing households. With more dam projects planned in the Mekong region, environmentalists warn that the consequences to countries like Cambodia could be severe.