Culture

Inside Indonesia’s Sharia Village Havens

The Islamic housing industry — which allows people to live under sharia law — is rapidly developing and raising concerns of social tension.
Adi Renaldi
11.28.19
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Dozens of ISIS-Backed Accounts Detected on TikTok

After infiltrating Twitter, Facebook, and Telegram, ISIS is attempting to make a name for itself on an app popular among Gen Z.
Adi Renaldi
10.25.19
Papua Conflict

Facebook Removed Hundreds of Accounts for Allegedly Spreading Propaganda in Indonesia

Accounts that shared content in favour of independence in the Papua region were linked to an Indonesian media firm.
Adi Renaldi
10.10.19
News

With No Response From the Government, Indonesian Students Take to the Streets Again

The term is up for the country’s lawmakers, which means protesters will have to direct their demands to a fresh batch of representatives.
Adi Renaldi
Elisabeth Glory Victory
10.1.19
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Student Protests Erupt Across Indonesia in Response to Controversial Amendments to Criminal Code

They're rallying against changes that would criminalise extramarital sex and a law that would weaken the country's anti-corruption agency.
Adi Renaldi
Elisabeth Glory Victory
9.25.19
environment

Indonesian Government Launches Pro-Palm Oil Campaign As Forest Fires Continue

The recently-launched pro-palm oil campaign couldn’t have come at a worse time.
Adi Renaldi
9.24.19
Environmental Extremes

Businesses Are Not Handling Indonesia’s Massive Community-Destroying Oil Spill Well

Locals and environmentalists believe Indonesia’s biggest oil company is orchestrating a cover-up following an oil spill that left a community in ruins.
Adi Renaldi
9.23.19
Culture

Indonesian Censors Think ‘SpongeBob SquarePants’ Is Too Violent and Sexual

After censoring Sandy the squirrel’s bikini, the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission is sanctioning a network that broadcasts the show for other peculiar reasons.
Adi Renaldi
9.19.19
Environmental Extremes

We Visited Indonesia’s Giant Community-Destroying Oil Spill

Ordinary citizens worry about how to survive a disaster caused by Indonesia’s largest oil company.
Adi Renaldi
9.18.19
News

First Man Sentenced to Chemical Castration in Indonesia Said He Would ‘Rather Die’

The child rapist said he prefers a longer prison time or even the death penalty. Experts also worry that such a punishment would do more harm than good to society.
Adi Renaldi
8.28.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

A Timeline of the Ongoing West Papua Protests Taking Over Java

Protests are erupting across Java with no end in sight, in response to alleged hate speech against Papuans by Indonesian police. The problem is rooted in longstanding discrimination and violence against West Papuans.
Jade Poa
Adi Renaldi
Rani Rahayu
Ikhwan Hastanto
Prima Sulistya
8.27.19
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Indonesians Can Live Up to Six Years Less Due to Air Pollution, New Study Finds

Those handy face masks aren’t enough to deter the worst effects of Indonesia’s air pollution.
Adi Renaldi
8.19.19
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