• Jan 20, 2023
The peaceful Indonesian demonstrations known as Kamisan marked their 16th anniversary on Thursday as protestors continue pressing for legal action against human rights violators. President Joko Widodo has pushed for non-judicial resolutions to historic abuses
• Jan 18, 2022
Indonesia's parliament passed a law approving the relocation of its capital from slowly sinking Jakarta to a site on Borneo island to be named "Nusantara"
• Nov 09, 2021
Myanmar's absence from the recent summit highlights future challenges for Asean member states and puts pressure on Cambodia as it prepares to take the chairmanship
• Jun 21, 2021
In Indonesia, Covid-19 cases continue to soar, with the country reaching 2 million cases on Monday June 21. Even more worrying is the strain on the healthcare system as hospitals are flooded with new patients, prompting fears that the crisis could spiral out of control
As Indonesia's security forces mount a military crackdown in Papua, two of their soldiers were killed on Wednesday May 19 in an attack authorities blamed on Papua rebel groups
By Agence France-Presse • May 19, 2021
For the indigenous Dayaks on Indonesian Borneo, the Covid-19 pandemic has hit hard in a time when the group is already facing political reforms that threaten to strip them of their land, the building of a new capital city, and widespread environmental degradation
By Klas Lundström • Feb 25, 2021
Following the deadly crash of Sriwijaya Air Boeing 737-500, body parts, twisted wreckage and clothing were plucked from waters off the Indonesian capital on Sunday as the location of the black boxes, key to understanding the cause of the accident, were located
By Dessy Sagita/AFP • Jan 11, 2021
31 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall, fragments of the Iron Curtain live on in a park in Jakarta. Despite more than three decades passing since they came crashing down, the artist behind the monument believes these concrete slabs still have much to teach us
By Alexi Demetriadi • Nov 09, 2020
As Covid-19 continues to rage through Indonesia, how will the faltering economy and the reallocation of funds towards virus relief impact the country's grand $33 billion plan to relocate its capital to East Kalimantan?
By Alexi Demetriadi • Jul 17, 2020
Indonesia is among the world's most heavily plastic polluted nations. To tackle this, the National Plastic Action Partnership is the country's most radical plan to date, but can it be effectively implemented and at what human cost?
By Akshay Honmane • Jun 04, 2020
While the global pandemic has been devastating for economies and lives across the world, it has been undeniably good for the environment. As cities across Southeast Asia have shut down, air quality has steadily and uniformly improved – that is in all but one city
By Lee Ying Shan and Alexi Demetriadi • May 27, 2020
Lockdowns brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic have had clear positive effects on pollutions levels across Southeast Asia’s major cities. But one city, notorious for its pollution, bucks that trend. Why has Jakarta’s air quality worsened during the lockdown months?
By Alexi Demetriadi • May 27, 2020