Outgoing Jakarta governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, better known as Ahok, was sentenced this month to two years in prison for blasphemy.
Ethnic Chinese and Christians in Indonesia have endured systematic and long-standing discrimination throughout the country's history.
A candlelight vigil in Bali shows support for jailed Indonesian politician Basuki Tjahaja Purnama.
Ahok is only one among many people in Indonesia who have been jailed under the country's controversial blasphemy law.
There is no dominant Islamist group in Indonesia that represents a coherent Islamic community.
There are elements of intolerance and racism in Indonesia. But that does not necessarily mean that an organised Islamic political movement is on the rise.
Alice Roberts with the ‘hobbit’.
New research on Indonesian fossils reveals clues to an ancient expansion out of Africa.
Anies Baswedan received high-profile backing in his successful campaign to be Jakarta’s next governor.
In pursuit of the coveted Jakarta governorship, Anies Baswedan approached hardline Islamic groups that opposed the Chinese-Indonesian Christian incumbent.
The election was a referendum on the future of Indonesia’s ethno-religious diversity and pluralism.
Developed nations need to stop telling smoggy cities to clean up their act and start critiquing their own consumption habits.
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The Dani people were part of a thriving agricultural society long before Westerners 'discovered' them in the 1930s.
Excavations at the limestone cave of Leang Bulu Bettue on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.
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Ancient bone and teeth ornaments found in an Indonesian cave advance our knowledge of the culture and traditions of some of the earliest people in our region.
Mark McGowan can confidently put his ideas into action after Labor’s landslide victory.
The appointment of Western Australia's first minister for Asian engagement shows the new state government understands how deeply embedded the state’s interests are in the Asian neighbourhood.
Out and about in Indonesia.
The House of Saud's recent efforts to push back against Iran have not paid off. Time to lock in some more allies.
Popular tourist destination Kuta beach in Bali, Indonesia, is regularly covered in waste, most of it plastic that washes ashore during the rainy season. This picture was taken on February 15, 2016.
Marine plastic pollution is a global problem. Bali's beaches present prime examples and an opportunity to study the socio-economic effects this has on coastal communities.
President Joko Widodo has taken an unconventional route to national office.
Jakarta’s gubernatorial election is by far the most significant political event of the year in Indonesia. Not only is Jakarta Indonesia’s biggest and most important city, the election matters because of…
Jokowi’s timetable omitted several of the high-profile events planned for the earlier visit.
Jokowi’s visit was a good deal shorter than the one planned for last year. But it did highlight several important issues in the bilateral relationship.
HMAS Perth was sunk on March 1 1942.
Shinatria Adhityatama / Pusat Arkaeologi Nasional (Arkenas)
Sunken World War II warships, the final resting place for thousands of sailors, have been disappearing in Indonesia. But so far there's been little action taken to ensure their protection.
The 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election may be one of the most important local elections in Indonesia so far.
Would religious and ethnic narratives be effective at swaying voters?
Indonesia can assist Myanmar to find a long-term solution for peace in Rakhine state.
Unless reconciliation efforts involve people at the grassroots, persecution of ethnic Rohingya will not stop. Indonesian should offer support for dialogue between communities in Myanmar.
A bonobo mother and her child.
Primate populations are declining around the world. The great apes are in danger of disappearing, and that bears a great risk for humanity itself.
The success of the first phase prompted financial observers to hail Indonesia's tax amnesty program as one of the most successful in the world.
The Rohingya are one the of the world’s most-persecuted ethnic minorities.
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Talks among ASEAN leaders are often limited to political and economic issues, pushing problems with deep social and cultural roots like the persecution of ethnic Rohingya to the margins.