Tempo English Weekly

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Human Bondage aboard Fishing Boats

Tempo and an independent publication from Taiwan, The Reporter, investigated cases of human trafficking and enslavement aboard fishing trawlers. There are tens of thousands of Indonesian crew members aboard Taiwanese fishing boats operating on international waters. Having no official documents, these seamen are not listed as migrant workers by both…

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Ruthless Recruiters and Regulatory Loopholes

Employment agencies hiring fishing boat crews in Indonesia are unlicensed and seamen fall prey to bureaucratic tussle between two ministries.

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Living by the Dock of the Bay

Indonesian crews live on board their ship at portside. They get their kicks visiting food stalls which remind them of home.

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Monday, December 04, 2017

From Tirang to the Sumbawa Valley

Dressed in a traditional batik shirt, brown pants, and a gray flat cap, Slamet Ambari went on stage to accept his Tempo Film Festival award at the XXI Epicentrum movie theater in Kuningan, South Jakarta, last Monday. Slamet, who played Jadag in the film Turah, was chosen as Tempo’s Best Actor of 2017. "Is this real? My God, I’m grateful to Ifa and Wisnu," he said.