Workers Keep Dying at This Chinese Nickel Mining Company in Indonesia
In the year after the factory opened, workers fell into molten waste, got swept into the sea, and took their own lives. Then, after two employees were burned alive, protests erupted—and turned deadly.
I Photographed the ‘World’s Dirtiest River’ For Eight Years. Here’s What I Saw.
Chemicals dumped into the Citarum River have penetrated wells and rice paddies, poisoning the people and animals who live along its banks.
People Power? Not so Fast: Making Sense of Jakarta's Post-Election Chaos
Provocateurs, mysterious "commanders," and clashes in the streets of Central Jakarta—the protests and ensuing riots left us with more questions than answers.
Election Protests Enter a Second Day as Indonesia Reels From Late Night Riots
The police are calling the riots an orchestrated plot by paid provocateurs.
'I’m Like a Lawyer Defending My Political Clients': A Profile of a Social Media Puppet Master
In the final part of "Mass Confusion," writer Adi Renaldi spends the day with a man who coordinates everything from the most-positive social strategies to the darkest of black campaigns.
Indonesia's 2019 Election Is Keeping Fake News Fact Checkers Way Too Busy
In part one of "Mass Confusion," writer Adi Renaldi meets the people who are trying to combat the spread of hoaxes in the run-up to April's election.
As Munir's Assassin Regains His Freedom, Questions Still Loom Over Who Was Really Responsible
Pollycarpus Budihari Priyanto is now a free man. But an investigation into who ordered the death of a prominent Suharto-era rights activist remains stalled.
A Culture of Impunity Continues to Plague Papua: Amnesty International
We spoke with Amnesty's Papang Hidayat about why so few extrajudicial killings in Papua result in justice for victims' families.
#MeToo, Deportations, and a Toy Gun: The VICE Morning Bulletin
Here's our morning guide to all the news you may have missed.
It's Becoming Illegal to Make Offensive Memes in Indonesia
Those lulz may land you behind bars.
President Joko Widodo, Man Of The People, Lover Of Cute Goats
Jokowi's goats, an admittedly odd choice of presidential pet, offer a great deal of symbolism.
Jokowi Could Have Really Used An Icebreaker Yesterday
Would a free bike have done the trick?