Stories about Indonesia from February, 2015
Production of palm oil is devastating for the environment. Solutions are complex, but they exist.
The former employer of Erwiana Sulistyaningsih was found guilty on February 8 of horrifically abusing her. Before the trial, Sulistyaningsih spoke about her experience as a foreign domestic worker.
"They are the stories behind the conflict: the struggles for education, the environment, equality, and dignity."
Indonesian President Joko Widodo denied clemency appeals and stated that the country is dealing with a drug emergency problem.
Global Voices interviews exiled activist Paul Inggamer about his views of his native West Papua and the campaign for independence against the existing Indonesian occupation.
In 2012, the globally reported murder rate approached three per week. Growing violence against environmental activists is leading to a search for solutions.
"Nobody deserves the death penalty, no matter what crime has been committed. #IStandForMercy."