Jeff is a full time writer and journalist and this blog is his labour of love. Jeff absorbs the cost of web hosting and maintenance. He also pays for help from a talented Indonesian journalist who wishes to remain anonymous.

The colleague sets up and conducts interviews as well as helps scan the news (or sometimes to simply call bullshit on Jeff, which Jeff eventually appreciates).

Your donations will help defray those expenses. Jeff's ambition is to hire someone full time to keep the news flow ticking. A few bucks from each of you could go a long way toward, say, funding a research trip to Aceh, or adding video to the blog, or add more coverage. And if you still can’t or won't donate, please, at least, share what you find here far and wide and cite