Country: Indonesia

Disinfecting a market in Damascus Old Town (photo: AFP/L. Beshara)

Pandemic update

COVID-19 across the Islamic world – Fighting shy of coronavirus

Muslims attend Friday prayers in the Indian city of Ahmadabad (photo: AP/picture-alliance)

COVID-19 pandemic

The world’s religions and coronavirus

Rainforest deforestation on West Papua, Indonesia (source: Aidenvironment)

Biodiesel production

Destroying Indonesia's virgin forests to protect the climate?

Ambulance crew in Iran (photo: titrebartar)

Coronavirus in the Islamic world

In lockdown over COVID-19

Iranians wearing face masks to protect against coronavirus (photo: picture-alliance/AA/F. Bahrami)

Coronavirus in the Islamic world

The challenges of COVID-19

Dutch sociologist Ruud Koopmans (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/gbrci)

Non-fiction: Ruud Koopman's "Das verfallene Haus des Islam"

Cherry-picking for a distorted image of Islam

Fajrina Razak references the Kaaba: her cube of batik cloth was surrounded by a neon circle, thereby representing the artist's spiritual quest. "This was simply me trying to find my inner self, my individuality. The batik alludes to my Javanese ancestry" (photo: Naima Morelli)

2020 Singapore Art Week

Of spirituality in a contemporary age

Islamists protest the release of Asia Bibi in Pakistan (photo: AFP/Getty Images/A. Hassan)

Human rights in the Islamic world

Battle cry "blasphemy"

Interview with Malaysian artist Nadiah Bamadhaj

Freeing the body from conservatism

Indonesia's village of rubbish sorters

Indonesian feminist and author Feby Indirani (screenshot; source: YouTube)

Interview with Indonesian author and feminist Feby Indirani

"God is my partner in crime"

Conservative Muslims protest in Jakarta (photo: picture-alliance/dpa/EPA)

Islamism in Southeast Asia

Islamic State's latest breeding ground

The 212 Alumni: thousands of Muslim hardliners protested on 2 December 2016 over Ahokʹs alleged blasphemy. Here presidential candidate Prabowo Subianto can be seen signing 212 during the commemoration of the ʹ212 Alumniʹ demonstration in Jakarta on 02.12.2018 (photo: picture-alliance/NurPhoto/A. Raharjo)

Abusing blasphemy legislation

Indonesia's slide towards identity politics

Indonesiaʹs President Joko Widodo (photo: Reuters)

Drug-related crime in Indonesia

Don Widodo's tilt with windmills

Protests against the IMF and the World Bank in Jakarta in 2004 (photo: Wikimedia)

Interview with Indonesian economist Iwan J. Azis

"Inequality will grow if all you do is unleash market forces"

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