Adi Renaldi

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
4 hours ago
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
a day ago
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
The VICE Guide to Right Now

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
environment

Condoms Blocking Drains is a Serious Problem in Indonesia’s Capital

Used condoms are clogging Jakarta’s drains and stressing out wastewater treatment centers workers.
Adi Renaldi
7.22.19
Religion

In Indonesia, Muslim Youth are Turning to Their Clerics to Find Them a Wife

As religious conservatism increases in the country, more and more young people are choosing to marry early to avoid what Islam considers the sin of premarital sex.
Adi Renaldi
7.17.19
Sports

An Islamic Body in Indonesia Forbids Women From Playing Football

The U.S. Women’s National Football team just capped off an inspiring World Cup victory, but in Indonesia, one city is forbidding women from playing the game.
Adi Renaldi
7.11.19
Drugs

An Herbal Plant From Southeast Asia Could Be Banned For Being As Addictive As Morphine

“Small quantities of kratom act as a stimulant like cocaine, but larger doses act similarly to opioids, like morphine and heroin.”
Adi Renaldi
7.11.19
environment

Jakartans Sue The Government Over Poor Air Quality

With Jakarta consistently topping the list of cities with the worst air pollution, a group of fathers, NGOs, and online motorcycle taxi drivers are taking matters into their own hands.
Adi Renaldi
7.10.19
terrorism

Terrorist Group Behind Bali Bombings Use Palm Oil Plantations to Fund Terrorist Activity

Jemaah Islamiyah remains a threat to the region even after Indonesian police captured numerous high-ranking group leaders, the latest being Para Wijayanto, who was involved in the 2002 Bali bombings.
Adi Renaldi
7.10.19
Election Violence

Riding Along With the People Saving Lives During the Jakarta Protests

The city's paramedics were stretched thin and fatigued, but still out there helping the injured.
Adi Renaldi
5.24.19
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