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Edith Koesoemawiria

last contributed to D+C/E+Z in summer of 2021 as a freelance journalist.

All articles of Edith Koesoemawiria


Indonesia’s history of othering

Suharto’s authoritarian rule made life hard for Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese


Indonesia’s ethnic resentments

In spite of legal protections, Indonesia’s ethnic Chinese still face discrimination


Jakarta’s lasting challenges

Even if Indonesia’s government relocates to Kalimantan, the problems of the former capital will deserve attention

Rule of law

President Widodo’s war on drugs

In 2015 and 2016, Indonesia executed 18 drug offenders


High-risk balancing act

President Joko Widodo wants the military to do more than protect Indonesia from external threats

Campaign promises

Half-time results

Indonesian president is racing against time

Labour rights

Unachievable targets

Female workers particularly at risk on Indonesian palm oil plantations


Boatloads of books

Grassroots initiatives are ensuring that children have access to books in some Indonesian villages

Pandemic threat

The global threat of dengue

390 million people in more than 120 countries were infected with dengue in 2014


At least 900 dead in 2015

Indonesia is striving to get a grip on dengue

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