dark days

The Story Behind These Infamous Photographs of a Murder on the Streets of Jakarta

We revisit a neighborhood rocked by sectarian clashes twenty years ago this month to see what the riot can tell us about Indonesia today.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
1965 Tragedy

The Creators of 'G30S/PKI' Reflect on the Film's Impact Three Decades Later

The anti-communist movie continues to shape minds 34 years after its release.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
20 Years of Reformasi

Memories of Life Under the New Order

We asked a lot of people who grew up in the 80s and 90s what life was really like back then.
VICE Staff
20 Years of Reformasi

TFW Everything You Loved From Childhood Reveals Itself as New Order Propaganda

A reflection on a time when pop culture was really propaganda culture.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
20 Years of Reformasi

We Asked People Who Fled After the '98 Riots How They Feel About Indonesia Today

What's the country look like to them after all these years abroad?
Amahl S. Azwar
20 Years of Reformasi

Here's Everything I Learned From a Visit to a Museum Celebrating Suharto's Legacy

Twenty years after his fall, I went to a museum built by his family to see how they want us all to remember Indonesia's former dictator.
Titah AW
20 Years of Reformasi

We Asked People Born After the Start of Reformasi What They Think of the New Order

Indonesia's Gen Z speaks up.
VICE Staff
20 Years of Reformasi

The New Order Ended 20 Years Ago, But Indonesian Students Still Aren't Taught the Full Story

It's the bloodiest era of Indonesian history so far, but high school history books are leading out the worst of it.
Adi Renaldi
turning points

How a Swat From a Rolled-Up Newspaper Was the Beginning of the New Order's End

Gen. Suharto stepped down from power in 1998 amid widespread protest. But it was a smaller protest, in Germany of all places, that may have sealed his fate.
Ardyan M. Erlangga
Dark Money

Everything You Need to Know About the Massive Paradise Papers Leak

Sunny beaches and shadowy financial institutions.
VICE News Staff

Indonesia's New Order Nostalgia Isn't Going Anywhere. Here's Why

Why some people are still pining for the good old days of military rule.
Arzia Tivany Wargadiredja
morning bulletin

History is Still Breaking News in Today's VICE Morning Bulletin

We've got the latest stories on military regimes, the 1965 killings, and the Majapahit Empire.
VICE Staff