Asad Asnawi started his career as a journalist at the Jawa Pos Group in 2005 and in 2017, he left the media group to run a local online news outlet, At present, he also contributes for Mongabay Indonesia and VICE Indonesia. Asad is also a recipient of story grant from various organisations including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia, Tempo, and Internews’ Earth Journalism Network.