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Coronavirus

Fearing a Post-COVID Baby Boom, Indonesia Is Making a Lot of Noise About Contraception. Literally.

Amid a substantial drop in the use of birth control since the onset of the pandemic, Indonesian authorities are taking to the streets to remind people to use contraceptives.
Ikhwan Hastanto
6.16.20
phobias

We Asked Someone Afraid of Clowns to Interview A Clown

Could this be what it takes to understand the face behind the fear?
Faisal Irfani
6.3.20
sex work

Coronavirus Killed the Sex Industry. Now Indonesian Sex Workers Are Coming Together to Survive the Pandemic.

They formed an organisation to fight for acceptance and survival.
Faisal Irfani
5.19.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

These Lavish Virtual Weddings Are So 2020

Indonesian couples are getting the wedding of their dreams during the pandemic inside green screen studios.
Ikhwan Hastanto
5.14.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian Family Commits ‘Honour Killing’ Against Teenager for Having Sex

The alleged mastermind? Her own father.
Mahisa Cempaka
5.13.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

We Try to Figure Out How to Pronounce Elon Musk And Grimes’ Newborn Son’s Name

Is the baby’s name really X Æ A-12?
Vania Evan
5.6.20
Art

This Online Museum Curates Quarantine Art From Around the World

Three Spanish artists are collecting pieces that reflect our new normal.
Adi Renaldi
5.5.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Indonesian YouTuber Blasted For Pranking Trans Women With Garbage Disguised As Aid

Transphobic crimes are common in Indonesia. This time, netizens stood up for the trans community.
Ikhwan Hastanto
5.5.20
ANIMALS

Thousands of Indonesia’s Zoo Animals Face Starvation Amid Pandemic

Most of the country’s zoos can only afford to feed their animals until mid-May. A government official even said that as a last resort, they might allow zoos to feed herbivores to carnivores, as long as they are not rare or endangered species.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4.29.20
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Bread Art Is Indonesia’s Most Viral Quarantine Activity

This is what happens when you’re stuck at home with way too much time to kill.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4.29.20
Coronavirus

Indonesian Woman Dies After Starving For Days During Coronavirus Pandemic

Some Indonesians are going hungry because the ongoing pandemic has cost them their jobs.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4.23.20
Coronavirus

A District in Indonesia Is Locking Quarantine Violators in ‘Haunted Houses’

Considering how superstitious Indonesians are, this tactic is likely to deter travelers from leaving their homes.
Ikhwan Hastanto
4.22.20
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