Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja

Culture

A Papuan University Student is Making Penis Sheaths Cool Again

Young Papuans are increasingly embarrassed to wear traditional clothing due to racism and discrimination. But one student hopes to change that.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
8.13.19
LGBT

There’s Never Been a Pride March in Indonesia. Here’s Why Movements Are Shrinking

In recent years, it’s gotten harder for the LGBTQ community in Indonesia to amplify its voice. But they’ve found a creative way to keep advocating.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
7.5.19
Culture

DC Comics Discovers it's Perfectly Legal for an Indonesian Company to 'Invent' Superman Chocolates

DC isn't the first company to learn this. Toyota, ASICS, IKEA, Polo Ralph Lauren, and Pierre Cardin have all lost legal cases to Indonesian bootleggers.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.30.19
News

An Indonesian Police Officer Has Been Fired For Being Gay

The former policeman, who had been in the job for a decade, has filed a complaint to the National Human Rights Commission.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.20.19
Food

Nothing Unites Southeast Asians Faster Than Seeing a White Man Insult Their Food

People are understandably riled up after a viral tweet ranked Filipino food "worst" in the region.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.9.19
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Owners of Bali Bombing Site Halt Development Plans in Return for $14 Million in Compensation

The battle between landowners and a group trying to build a memorial for the bombings' victims continues.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
5.9.19
VICE Votes

Here’s What One Anti-Voting Activist Did on Indonesia's Election Day

In Indonesia, not voting, or golput, is a way for the dissatisfied to make their voices heard.
Adi Renaldi
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.17.19
VICE Votes

Prabowo Declares Victory, but Quick Counts Tell a Different Story—Jokowi Wins

As polls close in a divisive election, similarities from the 2014 race continue to haunt Indonesia, suggesting the battle for the top spot is far from over.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.17.19
VICE Votes

We Answer the Most Googled Questions About the Indonesian Election

"What counts as a 'fair' election?"
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.15.19
VICE Votes

Election Season Is Boom Time for Indonesia's Exorcists

Legislative candidates spend a fortune on their campaigns. When the majority of them lose the race, their savings and their sanity, exorcists step in.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.12.19
Vice Guide to Right Now

Indonesia’s Party Island Is No Longer the Drug Paradise It Once Was

The police are coming after drug users and dealers in Gili Trawangan, an island off the coast of Lombok famous for its over-the-top parties.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.11.19
mental health

Kids Keep Getting 'Possessed by Spirits' During Indonesia's High School Exams

Is it time to abolish standardised testing?
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
4.4.19
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