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Express Yourself: Changing Perceptions Through Art

A South African singer, an Indonesian photographer and a Somali filmmaker use their talents to challenge the status quo.

Opinion

Indonesia criminal code overhaul a step backwards for drug policy

Sweeping criminal sanctions proposed in Indonesian parliament could worsen the country's drug problem.

Alfiana Qisthi

by Alfiana Qisthi
- Claudia Stoicescu

Alfiana Qisthi

Indonesia

Indonesia troops deployed to clean one of world's dirtiest rivers

Thousands of soldiers are being deployed in an ambitious project to make the water of the Citarum in Indonesia drinkable in the next seven years.

Environment

Tanjung Luar: A village renowned for shark trading

In this Indonesian village, hundreds of fishermen make a living out of hunting sharks.

Tanjung Luar: A village renowned for shark trading

Asia Pacific

Call for restrictions on shark fishing in Indonesia

Scientists say law enforcement has been weak and more needs to be done to enforce the export ban and protect vulnerable shark species.

Environment

Can Indonesia clean up its dirtiest river?

Seven thousand military personnel pressed into service to clean up one of the world's most polluted rivers.

The gargantuan task of cleaning Indonesia’s Citarum river

Indonesia

PSI: Indonesia's new millennials party

The Indonesian Solidarity Party leader has been allowed to take part in the next elections.

PSI: Indonesia's new millennials party

Indonesia

Bali switches off internet for New Year 'reflection'

Nyepi began at 6am, emptying streets and beaches for 24 hours, except for special patrols to ensure silence is observed.

Bali observes 'Day of Silence', amid complaints over internet cut

Indonesia

Indonesia: Aceh's plan to behead criminals condemned

Authorities in the conservative province say beheading would deter future killers from committing murders.

Amnesty blasts Aceh's plan to introduce beheading for murderers

Indonesia

Jakarta enforces odd-even traffic policy to counter jams

Officials aim to cut traffic coming into the city by 25 percent by the move.

Wild Animals

How IT helps preserve Indonesia's wildlife

Conservationists are using a slew of information technology solutions to identify illegal trafficking.

How IT helps preserve Indonesia's wildlife

Asia Pacific

Indonesia's ticking environmental time bomb

Landslides have become Indonesia’s most common natural disaster, killing more people in a year than earthquakes, floods or tsunamis. Every rain shower could cause another disaster, destroying lives, property and livelihoods.

Papua New Guinea

PNG earthquake kills 15, injures dozens

Earthquake severed communications and blocked roads in central region, hindering assessment of scale of the destruction.

PNG earthquake kills 15, injures dozens

Environment

The Indonesian tribe that rejects technology

The Baduy practice seclusion to protect their ancient traditions, but things are changing.

The Indonesian tribe that rejects technology

Human Rights

Indonesia's overcrowded refugee detention centres

Many refugees are left homeless in Indonesia because the detention centres are full. Some are so desperate, they are asking to be put in prison.