Farmers in the Central Java district of Purworejo have so far been able to save to build their homes, buy vehicles, and put their children to school, from farming. But the construction of the Benar Dam, freeing some 600 hectares of land, threatens their livelihood.
Rizka Nur Laily Muallifa, is a young journalist who is interested in issues involving minorities. She has received several fellowships covering issues of child trafficking, Indonesian migrant workers, child nutrition, and conservation. Apart from working as a journalist, she also writes essays and poems that have been published on local and national media outlets.