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Conserving Tradition Saving Forests

The Long Road to Legality

Two villages in Lampung province applied to be part of the Lestari Sustainable Community Forest System. This practice ensures that while forests can be profitable, they should be managed sustainably.

Zahari, 52, can still remember the 1997 event in the village of Hurun in…

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Protectors Without Protection

There was a time when Nasir could barely catch any fish at sea. At one point, the former fisherman nearly broke one of his oars after spending all night fishing on his boat. Still, he did not get one single fish.

"I couldn't even provide food for my family," he…

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Clash of Party Chiefs

Election Campaigning for Today and Tomorrow
Candidates and their supporters are putting everything on the line to win the 2017 Jakarta gubernatorial election and perhaps a warm-up for the presidential election in 2019.

Before discussing the charges leveled against him, Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono (SBY) talked about how a leader can regress to become a tyrant. A dictator, said SBY, who was Indonesia's sixth president, can emerge when he begins to fear the loss of his power.