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BRG could focus on communities to support its peatland restoration efforts in the next term. ANTARA FOTO/Rony Muharrman/aww.

Indonesia’s Peatland Restoration Agency gets an extension despite failing to hit its target: what are the hurdles and next strategies?

Indonesia's Peatland Restoration Agency is likely to have its tenure extended by four years. What has been achieved and what should the agency focus on for the next term?
Tourists stroll at an Old Town area in Semarang, Central Java, without properly wearing their face masks. ANTARA FOTO/Aji Styawan/aww.

Indonesia’s poor COVID-19 responses take a toll on its global image

Indonesia is paying the price for failing to control the spread of the coronavirus. The country needs to change course and give priority to public health as the first step in repairing the economy.
Without wearing a face mask, an old man walks past a mural urging the use of face masks in Jakarta. Indonesia reported a record daily rise in coronavirus infections on Sunday with 6,267 cases. ANTARA FOTO/M Risyal Hidayat/aww.

‘Nine months and no progress’: what went wrong in Indonesia’s COVID-19 responses and what can be done

There are three key factors behind the government's poor COVID-19 responses in the past nine months, and Indonesians can take steps to fix this.
A protester wears a mask of the late Marsinah at a rally demanding justice for the female labour activist who was killed during the rule of Indonesia’s New Order government. ANTARA FOTO/Hendra Nurdiyansyah/aww/16.

How Indonesian female journalists take part in gender activism: the line between journalism and advocacy

Our two-year study explores how female writers and journalists use online platforms to engage in gender activism, and how they navigate the challenges and opportunities that come with digital media.
A worker repackages vaccines in a factory owned by Indonesia’s pharmaceutical firm Bio Farma in Bandung, West Java. ANTARA FOTO/Raisan Al Farisi/wsj/18.

Indonesia is set to become the hub for Chinese vaccines in Southeast Asia. How does the country benefit?

If Indonesia can maximise its role as the hub for the production and distribution of Chinese COVID-19 vaccines for Southeast Asia region, the country may gain profits.
LBH continues to stand firmly on the side of victims, while fiercely defending Indonesia’s democratic gains. During the #ReformasiDikorupsi protests in 2019, the LBH offices were a hive of activity. Ari Bowo Sucipto/Antara Foto

At 50, Indonesia’s Legal Aid Institute continues to stand on the side of victims

Indonesia's Legal Aid Institute (LBH) has become an icon of Indonesian civil society and a staunch defender of the public interest.

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