Talking Indonesia: Indonesian student armies

The Indonesian word ‘pemuda’, or young person, has a complex meaning and history. Like in other languages and cultures, the term conjures up images of change and vitality. But in Indonesia, it also carries militaristic and masculine connotations which are coloured by the way it was used during the New Order era.

Justice for mass atrocities

Indonesia has sadly been the site of many crimes and mass atrocities, but uncovering all the details is fraught with challenges.
How many people were killed or injured? Who was at fault? Who was in charge?

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