Abdus Somad, born in Karangasem, Bali, 27 years ago. He plunged into journalism by joining Axis Student Press at Ahmad Dahlan University, Yogyakarta. After graduating from college in 2018, he worked as Yogyakarta based freelance journalist, contributing for Suara.com, Tempo, and Gatra. Somad currently works for Jaring.id, covering agrarian and environmental issues. He recently was awarded scholarship from the Tempo Joint Investigation (IBT).