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  • Customary Society, Guardians of the Wakatobi Sea

    March 31, 2020 clip Ekuatorial

    The District Head Regulation issued in 2018 is intended to empower indigenous peoples to defend their rights, in addition to fighting for environmental conservation work. However, a review on a number of regulations at the provincial and central levels are needed for this Perbup to function properly.

  • Journalists Reject Omnibus Bills, Say They Further Muzzle the Press

    February 20, 2020

    To further push for an investment-friendly climate, the Jokowi administration will simplify, and revoke a number of laws and regulations which are seen to be a hindrance to investment. There are at least 79 laws that are currently being drafted in the omnibus bills, including Press Law Number 40 of 1999.

  • Tidal Floods in Central Java Put Womens Health at Risk

    December 24, 2019

    Thousands of residents in Pekalongan City have been inundated for tens of years, living in poor sanitation, and are exposed to various diseases. Declining sanitation has the greatest impact on women. While the estimated economic losses suffered by the city in Central Java ranges from Rp 244.101 billion to Rp 492.612 billion.

  • Indonesian Journalists Gain New Understanding on How to Cover Climate Changes Impact on Coffee

    December 06, 2019 clip Ekuatorial

    New research and experts have explain how climate change is threatening worldwide coffee production, including in Indonesia, where domestic coffee consumption is rising. But as the coffee downstream market in the country blooms, the upstream is confronting new challenges. More farmers are reporting a decline in harvest volumes and have expressed concerns for their future.

  • Riau’s Annual Fire and Smoke Calamity

    October 22, 2019 clip Ekuatorial

    Riau has announced state of emergency since February 19, 2019 while all schools in Pekanbaru have been closed since September 11, 2019, due to worsening air pollution that have reached unhealthy levels. While the Riau Regional Disaster Management Agency noted, for the period from January 1 to October 6, 2019, the total area of ​​land burned in Riau had reached 9,120.5 hectares.

  • Deforestation in Halmahera Paves Way for Palm Oil Industry

    October 11, 2019

    The expansion of private oil palm plantation in Gane Dalam, Halmahera is inevitable. Some residents choose to stay on the remaining land they have. Some of them sold their land and become labourers on the plantation. While environmentalists ask the government to review permits and policies that are deemed as not in favour of the local community.

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