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mental health

Indonesian Kids Keep Getting 'Possessed by Spirits' During High School Exams

Is it time to abolish standardized testing?
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Activists Fight for Appeal for Girl Raped By Brother Then Jailed for Abortion

Sexual assault experts are afraid that the case will set a dangerous new precedent for rape survivors in Indonesia.
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It's the end of the world as we know it

I Hung Out with Followers of Indonesia's Self-Proclaimed Doomsday Prophet

The world is going to end. It's bad news for most of us, but, for a select few, a ride on a UFO to a new planet awaits.
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Indonesia's Anti-LGBT Crackdown May Undermine the Fight Against HIV

A rise in homophobia is making it harder for healthcare workers to reach those in the country's LGBTQ community.
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night terror

When Nightmares Literally Kill You

After 100 healthy men died in their sleep, a researcher came to a chilling conclusion: Their belief in the night spirit is what killed them.
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Young Moms in Indonesia Talk About Being Hyper Sexualized

We discussed what it's like to be called a "mamah muda" with young mothers to get their take on the phenomenon.
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Twitter Creeps Are Making Jakarta Even More Dangerous For Women

An anonymous Twitter account was recently banned for uploading secretly recorded videos of women in public spaces.
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Indonesia's Mass Rape Victims Are Waiting for Justice That May Never Come

In 1998, hundreds of Chinese-Indonesian women were raped and sexually assaulted as riots gripped the country. Will the perpetrators ever end up behind bars?
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Social Media

An Indonesian Instagram Account Is Destroying Celeb Reputations with Gossip

Lambe Turah has millions of followers and zero accountability.
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In Indonesia, Controlling the Weather Is Just Another Job

I hung out with rain shaman Aryo Hanindyojati while he trapped the heavens in a bowl.
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