Journalist Markus Makur looks closer at how women in Manggarai turn to family farming and entrepreneurship to survive thair flailing economy, following large scale social distancing regulation put in place by the local government, to curb the spread of the Novel Corona virus.
For over two decades, Belanti Village, Ogan Komering Ilir Regency, South Sumatra was one of the biggest rice suppliers in South Sumatera, before the village, which boasted a rich peat ecosystem, was submerged and could no longer be cultivated following the canalization system built by an oil palm plantation.
In the 1960s, Indonesia’s Bandung experienced a textile boom that brought prosperity and jobs to the area. Today, locals complain of endemic pollution and health problems linked to unscrupulous factories dumping their waste in the city’s waterways.
Chemical pollution, siltation and agriculture waste have made West Java’s longest river one of the world’s dirtiest. Those working on its banks say efforts are being made to clean it up. But will they turn the tide?
The Al-Ittifaq Islamic boarding school has become a model of how a religious institution can achieve self-sufficiency in the food sector through farming. Not only cultivating food for its students, but Al-Ittifaq has even been able to distribute its agricultural products to traditional markets and supermarkets.
Nelayan tradisional, salah satu profesi yang terpukul oleh pandemi Covid-19, khususnya nelayan tuna, yang hasil tangkapannya diekspor ke luar negeri. Kini mereka Hidup dengan megandalkan tabungan dan sebagian, bantuan pemerintah.
The revised Mining Law contains articles that are, seen by many, detrimental to the environment and society. The #BersihkanIndonesia coalition says it will file for a judicial review to the Constitutional Court.
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.
The Chinese government injects financial assistance into infrastructure development in over 60 countries, through the Belt and Road initiative that is expected to benefit 4,4 billion people across the globe and contribute USD21 trillion to the global GDP. Journalists from Asia, Africa and South America discuss the media coverage of the mega project in their respective countries.
The young generation of Kubung Village, Central Kalimantan continues to instil diligence amongst themselves, to protect their forest that is rich with local fruits such as jengkol, durian and lanzones and are the main source of income for the indigenous Dayak Tomun. The movement is also part of their effort to reject oil palm plantation expansion in their village.