In video: Focus on Indonesia

Youtube video reports from Al Jazeera’s week-long focus on Indonesia.

Papua: Indonesia’s silent war

Indonesia’s eastern-most province of Papua is rich in natural resources, but its people remain the poorest in the country. For decades Papua was the scene of a low-level independence struggle, but years after the fighting ended, tens of thousands of Indonesian soldiers remain deployed in the province. Al Jazeera correspondent Step Vaessen reports from a region where many residents still live in a state of fear.

Religious tensions on the rise in Maluku

Between 1999 and 2003 an estimated 10,000 people died in clashes between Christian and Muslim communities in Indonesia’s Maluku province.

Five years later, Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen finds inter-religious tensions on the rise once again.

Democracy fails to deliver for Indonesia’s poor

Since the ouster of Suharto as president, Indonesians have been enjoying more freedoms than ever.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen finds out what people in Java feel about life 10 years after Suharto’s fall.

Vice-president says Indonesia ‘too free’

Jusuf Kalla, who was head of the former political apparatus under former president Suharto, shares his thoughts on freedom of expression with Al Jazeera.

High price of speaking up in Indonesia

Many of the thousands of political opponents imprisoned under former Indonesia president Suharto’s rule were released after he was toppled from the presidency. But 10 years after his fall people are once again being jailed for expressing their opinions.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen speaks to a man jailed for life for waving a flag.

Shifting strategies in policing Aceh

Allegations of human rights abuses emerged following Suharto’s resignation as president of Indonesia.

An Indonesian policeman speaks of his experience in conflict-ridden Aceh and how is learning to change old habits in policing a now peaceful province.

Disappointing pace of peace in Aceh

Three years ago it was almost impossible for Acehnese farmers to harvest rice.

Al Jazeera’s Step Vaessen examines Aceh’s new life as an autonomous region as its people try to return to a normal and peaceful life.

Ex-president: Indonesia on track 10 years on

BJ Habibie took over as Indonesia president after Suharto resigned in 1998 amid mass protests.

He talks to Al Jazeera’s Veronica Pedrosa 10 years on about how Indonesia has fared since then.

Source : Al Jazeera

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