Gerson Merari is an indigenous journalist from the Mentawai Islands, West Sumatera. He started his journalism career when he joined Puailiggoubat, a local media outlet, in 2002, which is now known as Gerson wishes to see the stories of Mentawai indigenous communities and their environment to reach a wider audience beyond the West Sumatera province. In 2021, Gerson received a grant from Internews’ Earth Journalism Network to report on the impacts of legal recognition and industrialization on Menwatai indigenous communities.