Thomas Cristofoletti

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Indonesian stuntwoman rolls over stereotypes in 'Wall of Death' motorbike show

Karmila Purba takes a lot of flack for her choice of profession. She rides a modified motorbike around the sides of a Tong Setan – or “Satan's barrel” – what Indonesians call the carnival attraction commonly known as the "Wall of Death."

29 May 2019 - 5:32PM

Karmila Purba takes a lot of flack for her choice of profession. She rides a modified motorbike around the sides of a Tong Setan – or “Satan's barrel” – what Indonesians call the carnival attraction commonly known as the "Wall of Death."

Indonesian stuntwoman rolls over stereotypes in 'Wall of Death' motorbike show
The fear of persecution grips Indonesia’s LGBTQ community

Homosexuality is not a crime in Indonesia, but a push by hardline Islamic extremists has led to the possibility of same-sex relations being outlawed as part of an amendment to the country’s penal code. “Bagus” tells us his story of coming out, being shunned by his family, and the frustrations of not being able to express himself. The subject of LGBT rights is so taboo that none of the political candidates in the upcoming presidential election have raised it in their campaigns.

8 Apr 2019 - 2:52PM

Homosexuality is not a crime in Indonesia, but a push by hardline Islamic extremists has led to the possibility of same-sex relations being outlawed as part of an amendment to the country’s penal code. “Bagus” tells us his story of coming out, being shunned by his family, and the frustrations of not being able to express himself. The subject of LGBT rights is so taboo that none of the political candidates in the upcoming presidential election have raised it in their campaigns.

The fear of persecution grips Indonesia’s LGBTQ community
Laos dam collapse: survivors recount the horror

At 8pm on Monday, July 23, a susidiary dam on the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower complex in southern Laos burst.

3 May 2019 - 7:32PM

At 8pm on Monday, July 23, a susidiary dam on the Xe Pian Xe Namnoy hydropower complex in southern Laos burst.

Laos dam collapse: survivors recount the horror
Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam robs Cambodian villagers of homes and livelihoods

Holdouts of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II Dam hoping for an eleventh-hour lifeline to maintain ties with their Phnong ethnic roots

16 Jun 2018 - 10:49AM

Holdouts of Cambodia’s Lower Sesan II Dam hoping for an eleventh-hour lifeline to maintain ties with their Phnong ethnic roots

Chinese-backed hydroelectric dam robs Cambodian villagers of homes and livelihoods
In pictures: pole dancing for the gods in Taiwan