Journalists in China and Indonesia participated in separate events earlier this month both aimed at improving local media coverage of ocean and fisheries issues.Read more
At a forum entitled “Texts, tweets, and social change: How can communications contribute to development?” held at the Crawford School of Public Policy at Australian N
Fifty of Indonesia’s leading environmental journalists gathered in Jakarta in late August to discuss the state of environmental reporting, elect leaders of their professional association and advance plans to launch a ground-breaking new GeoJournalism portal called Ekuatorial.
With a population of over 230 million, Indonesia is the world’s fourth-most populous nation, and youth make up more than a quarter of the population.
With more than 43 million Facebook accounts and 19 million active Twitter users, Indonesia boasts the second highest number of social media users in Asia. Despite the wave of new technology, these figures mask a stronger undercurrent of digital and social inequality.
In Indonesia, rural farmers and environmental advocates are using mobiles to report, connect, and raise awareness of their issues.
Tety Rahmawati Nasuntion is a 28-year-old human rights activist who works for Balai Syura Banda Aceh, an organisation that advocates for women’s rights.
Participant Untung Widyanto, a science and technology editor for Tempo, the nation’s leading magazine, and Koran Tempo, a daily, said one of the greatest challenges for Indonesian journalists is how to simplify explanations about REDD (Reduced Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation)
As President Obama Tackles Climate Change in Indonesia, Internews Helps Train Local Journalists How to Cover the Story
Understanding the challenge in Indonesia, Internews is already at work making sure the story of environmental issues there are covered knowledgeably and responsibly.