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Stories about Indonesia

27 April 2015

Southeast Asian Activists Unite in ‘People’s Walk’ Ahead of Regional Leaders’ Summit

More than 1,000 activists and leaders from various civil society organizations across Southeast Asia declared their position on human rights and growing economic inequality.

16 April 2015

A Filipina Woman Shares How She Ended Up on Indonesia's Death Row for Drug Trafficking

"We believe that Mary Jane was a victim of large drug syndicates who take advantage of the unawareness, vulnerability and desperation of our people."

26 February 2015

How Did Palm Oil Become Such a Problem—and What Can We Do About It?

Production of palm oil is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they exist.

21 February 2015

Abused Indonesian Maid Urges Fellow Migrant Workers in Hong Kong Not To Suffer in Silence

The former employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was found guilty on February 8 of horrifically abusing her. Before the trial, Sulistyaningsih spoke about her experience as a foreign domestic worker.

20 February 2015

Video Project Documents the Life and Struggles of West Papuans

Rising Voices

"They are the stories behind the conflict: the struggles for education, the environment, equality, and dignity."

10 February 2015

Indonesians Take a Hard Look at Death Penalty Ahead of Drug Trafficking Executions

Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied clemency appeals and stated that the country is dealing with a drug emergency problem.

Why Are So Many Environmental Activists Being Murdered?

In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.

5 February 2015

Last-Minute Pleas Pour In to Stop Indonesia's Execution of Two Australian Drug Smugglers

"Nobody deserves the death penalty, no matter what crime has been committed. #IStandForMercy."

3 February 2015

West Papuans Clamor for Justice After Indonesian Police Kill Young Protesters

"The shootings are emblematic of the routine human rights abuses that security forces carry out with impunity in Papua."

20 January 2015

Indonesia's Pick for Top Cop is a Suspect in a Bribery Scandal

The police chief nominee also made suspicious bank transactions as a police officer, according to the country's anti-corruption agency. Many Indonesians think this makes Budi Gunawan unfit for the job.

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