Hartatik is an editor at Suara Merdeka daily newspaper, based in Semarang City, Central Java, and has 14 years of experience as a journalist. She has an interest in covering environmental issues, climate change, LGBT, biodiversity, energy, agriculture and forestry. In 2018, she was awarded the Internews’ Environmental Journalism Network (EJN) Asia Pacific Micro-Grant to cover how the mountain communities save their water springs and adapt to climate change. In 2019, she received another micro-grant to write about the mangrove conservation effort by a village community to reduce the impacts of climate change. And in 2021, Hartatik collaborated with another female journalist on a story about how women and coffee farmers are supporting conservation of rare forest primates in Central Java.