Ricuh Pemilu 2019
People Power? Not so Fast: Making Sense of Jakarta's Post-Election Chaos
Provocateurs, mysterious "commanders," and clashes in the streets of Central Jakarta—the protests and ensuing riots left us with more questions than answers.
Asia's Newest Nation of Timor-Leste Is Fighting for LGBTQ Rights
The nation of Timor-Leste is predominantly Roman Catholic. Yet it’s leading a fight for LGBTQ rights in a part of the world where such rights are increasingly under attack.
Indonesia Is Home to the Most Climate Change Deniers in the World
Experts say the lack of education and focus on religion are reasons why many Indonesians don't believe in global warming.
People Are Calling for the Disbandment of Indonesia’s Radical Islamist Group
The online petition demanding the government to refuse the Islamic Defenders Front's permit renewal is gaining traction. But is it enough?
Tribal Leaders, Not Individuals, Will Shape the Election in Papua
In remote villages in Papua, some Indonesians won't get to cast their vote on election day as tribal leaders represent them in a practice called 'noken'.
It's Been Two Weeks Since the Lion Air Crash, Here's What We've Learned
Still so many unanswered questions.
Indonesia is Arresting More Terrorists Than Ever Before, and That's Creating a Huge Problem
Over-crowded prisons are about to get even more packed.
The VICE Guide to Right Now
Nearly 300 Crocodiles Slaughtered in West Papua After Someone Got Eaten
Appreciating the Amazingly Tacky Aesthetics of 80s East Asian Pop Cassettes
Rediscovering the pastel-hued albums of yesterday.
So Bored Today
'Pokémon Go' Is Still a Big Deal in Indonesia
When die-hard players gotta catch 'em all, they mean it.
The Inside Story of JAD, Indonesia's Newest and Deadliest Terrorist Group
We dig deep and uncover everything we can about the organization behind the Surabaya bombings.
Social Media Is the New Front Line in Indonesia's War on Terrorism
The country can arrest terrorist leaders, but it can't silence their views online.