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May 20, 2024

‘Playing’ with fire

Local fire brigade group inspecting the burning sites in Tumbang Bulan/Hanina Naura Fadhila

By SOFYAN ANSORI, ARYO DANUSIRI, PARAMITA UTAMI

May 20, 2024

“Bermain” Api

Anggota Regu Siaga Api meninjau lokasi kebakaran di Tumbang Bulan/Hanina Naura Fadhila

By SOFYAN ANSORI, ARYO DANUSIRI, PARAMITA UTAMI

May 20, 2024

Carbon on fire

Indonesian Minister of Environment and Forestry Siti Nurbaya (middle) with Norwegian Ambassador to Indonesia Rut Kruger Giverin (right) met in Jakarta on February 12, 2024 to mark the commencement of funding based on Indonesia’s performance reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from lowered deforestation rates in the country for the 2019-2020 period. (ANTARA/Prisca Triferna/rst)

Voluntary Carbon Market (VCM) promises private participation towards a net sink future, but not a fire-proof one

By MUHAMMAD SOUFI CAHYA GEMILANG

May 20, 2024

Balancing the risks

Burned farmland/Hafiz Awlia Ramadhan

The Mendawai people are aware of the risks forest fires bring, but some continue to use fire as a tool as it is the only affordable way they know to...

By HAFIZ AWLIA RAMADHAN

May 20, 2024

Menyeimbangkan resiko

Lanah pertanian yang terbakar /Hafiz Awlia Ramadhan

Masyarakat di Kecamatan Mendawai memahami dampak dan bahaya kebakaran hutan, namun beberapa masih menggunakan api karena satu-satunya pilihan yang tersisa untuk menyambung hidup

By HAFIZ AWLIA RAMADHAN

May 20, 2024

Photo essay: Out of the ashes

/Donlo

Local farmers use small-scale oil palm plantations to provide for their wellbeing, but also as a way to protect their land from wildfire

By MICHAEL DON LOPULALAN

May 20, 2024

Gendered flames

A woman preparing to do the laundry amid the haze in Perigi Village/Hanina Naura Fadhila

There have been improvements in understandings about the importance of women’s roles in community-based environmental initiatives, but in the realm of fire governance there is still a long way to...

By HANINA NAURA FADHILA & SOFYAN ANSORI

May 20, 2024

Burning distance

/Ranu Welum

Documentary film and social media bring the fires closer to home

By EDWIN JURRIENS, ARYO DANUSIRI & RUGUN SIRAIT

Apr 19, 2024

Book review: Uncovering Suharto's Cold War

By VIRDIKA RIZKY UTAMA

Apr 12, 2024

Film review: Inheriting collective memories through 'Eksil'

A documentary embraced by TikTokers is changing how young people understand Indonesia’s...

By WAHYUDI AKMALIAH

Apr 11, 2024

Indonesians call for climate action through music

Concert perfromance in Malang /Hibatul Hakim

Self-education and lived experience of the impacts of climate change, are driving...

By JULIA WINTERFLOOD

Apr 05, 2024

Book review: Clive of Indonesia

Clive Williams in Jakarta, 1976 / Tuti Kakialatu/TEMPO

By DUNCAN GRAHAM

Apr 04, 2024

The Jokowi-Luhut alliance

President Joko Widodo with Luhut Binsar Pandjaitan (21 June 2023) /Instagram/luhut.pandjaitan

A business alliance forged in 2008 between Joko Widodo and Luhut Pandjaitan...

By JEREMY MULHOLLAND

Mar 19, 2024

Making music together

The front gate of Earhouse / Earhouse

At Earhouse Songwriting Club music is not only about the performer or...

By ARYA ADYUTA

Mar 07, 2024

An EV-fix for mining

Weda Bay nickel camp site at Tanjung Ulie cape on Halmahera island / Muhammad ECTOR Prasetyo CC Wikimedia

Nickel’s ‘green development’ boost to resource nationalism

By LIAN SINCLAIR & TRISSIA WIJAYA

Feb 20, 2024

Essay: Local tradition in a global religious community in modern day Java

/Leo Barry

Ghosts and spirits often come up in conversation but attitudes are changing

By LEO BARRY

Feb 08, 2024

Review: Netflix’s ‘Cigarette Girl’ promotes Big Tobacco interests in Indonesia

The Netflix series has a star-studded cast and was adapted for the screen and directed by leading filmmakers Kamala Andini and Ifa Isfansyah

Netflix’s series Gadis Kretek (Cigarette Girl) romanticises an industry that kills around...

By MARINA WELKER

Feb 06, 2024

Book review: I am that unicorn

By HELEN PAUSACKER

Feb 01, 2024

Essay: A movement to remember

#BerkainBersama sees young people wearing the traditional prints in their own unique ways /Ghina Tsabitah

This essay is the first in a new series featuring the writing...

By GHINA TSABITAH

Jan 23, 2024

Obituary: Soni Farid Maulana (1962-2022)

Soni Farid Maulana (1962-2022) will be remembered as a literary figure from West Java, especially as a poet, who straddled the worlds of press journalism and of Indonesian letters / Ian Campbell

By IAN CAMPBELL

This Week

President of the Labour Party, Said Iqbal, speaks at an election campaign rally at Istora Senayan, Jakarta (8/2/2024). ANTARA/Nadia Putri Rahmani

Labouring in vain?

HASNA A. FADHILAH

The Labour Party (Partai Buruh) was revived in the wake of opposition to the Omnibus Law on Job Creation, but failure in the 2024 election shows they failed to connect with the workers they aim to represent

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