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Abdul Manan

Abdul Manan covers international issues and has received various accolades including the 2009 Press Council-UNESCO journalistic award on the freedom of the press, Anugerah Swara Sarasvati Award 2010, and attended the Kassel Summer School 2010 in Germany.

Manan graduated from Stikosa-AWS Surabaya and is the chairperson of the Indonesian Independent Journalist Alliance 2017-2020. 

  • From Scavenger Cooperatives to Wholesale Stores

    From Scavenger Cooperatives to Wholesale Stores

    Food manufacturers are innovating to reduce plastic bottle waste. Some maximize the use of recycled materials, while others support the community in its waste management.

  • An Omen from Rantau Nangka

    An Omen from Rantau Nangka

    Heavy rainfall on January 11 to 15 inundated 10 out of 13 regencies and cities in South Kalimantan. But the rain was not the only reason for the flooding. The loss of forest density impacts Barito watershed area’s ability to resist floods.

  • Lack of Ambition for Emission Reduction

    Lack of Ambition for Emission Reduction

    The Climate Ambition Summit was organized to help push for a renewed commitment on emission reduction, in order to achieve the target of limiting global temperature rise to 1.5 degree Celsius by 2030. Indonesia is seen as lacking ambition to meet its emission reduction target.

  • Claimed by the Sea

    Claimed by the Sea

    The rising sea is turning the lives of Bendono village residents in Central Java upside down. Fertile rice fields and productive fishponds are now under water.

  • Bujang Raba’s Carbon Blessing

    Bujang Raba’s Carbon Blessing

    The live of people living around the Bujang Raba protected forest, Bungo Regency, Jambi, changed after the forest is included in the carbon trade. Hoping for the related regulation to be issued soon.

  • Phytopharmacy’s Slow Progress
    Science & Technology

    Phytopharmacy’s Slow Progress

    Numerous problems are hindering the development of phytopharmacy in Indonesia, from the reluctance of doctors to prescribe herbal medicines to lack of regulatory support. The industry must work to promote the use of phytopharmaceuticals among medical professionals and the public.

  • possible Massive Earthquake and tsunami
    Science & Technology

    possible Massive Earthquake and tsunami

    A latest study predicts that a magnitude 9.1 earth quake and 20 meters high tsunami could hit the southern coast of Java. It further underlines the imperativeness for additional tsunami early warning system instruments.

  • The Army’s Quick Cure
    Science & Technology

    The Army’s Quick Cure

    Research for a Covid-19 drug by Airlangga University sparked a polemic. Aside from its effectiveness, its adherence to clinical trials protocol is also questioned. The ball is now in the Indonesia Food and Drug Authority’s court.

  • Thorn in the Flesh
    Asean & Beyond

    Thorn in the Flesh

    Mahathir is challenging his dismissal from the Bersatu Party in an attempt to regain control of the government.

  • An Island for Rohingya

    An Island for Rohingya

    The Bangladeshi government is unable to convince Rohingya refugees to move to Bashan Char Island. There are concerns over safety and economic sustainability.

  • The Problem with Rapid Testing
    Cover Story

    The Problem with Rapid Testing

    International journalists have found issues with Covid-19 rapid test kits. India and Spain are complaining about the inaccuracy of Chinese-manufactured test kits.

  • Storm of Hatred in Uncle Sam’s Country

    Storm of Hatred in Uncle Sam’s Country

    At least 1,000 racist or discriminative actions against Asians occurred amid the coronavirus outbreak. Four cases happened to Indonesians in Philadelphia.

  • A War Without Ammunition
    Cover Story

    A War Without Ammunition

    The WHO has cautioned early about the world’s unpreparedness to face the corona pandemic. Health workers in the United States are complaining about the limited testing equipment available and the shortage of face masks.

  • Abduction in Myawaddy Forest
    Asean & Beyond

    Abduction in Myawaddy Forest

    Two Myanmar journalists were held captive for 24 hours. They were investigating construction projects at the Thai-Myanmar border.

  • Pakatan Harapan Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail:   Sheraton Meeting was a High-level Treason
    Asean & Beyond

    Pakatan Harapan Secretary-General Saifuddin Nasution Ismail: Sheraton Meeting was a High-level Treason

    Malaysia's political crisis began when Mohamed Azmin Ali and a number of parliament members from Pakatan Harapan (The Alliance of Hope) met with opposition parties.

  • The Maneuver that Kills ‘Hope’
    Asean & Beyond

    The Maneuver that Kills ‘Hope’

    Malaysia’s Pakatan Harapan (Alliance of Hope) is done for. There are those seeking power through a new coalition involving the UMNO.

  • Appeal from a Syrian Camp

    Appeal from a Syrian Camp

    A British court has rejected the appeal of Shamima Begum, a former ISIS member whose citizenship was revoked. She is considered a threat to national security.

  • Running Out of Masks

    Running Out of Masks

    Dozens of Indonesian citizens are holding out in Hubei. Masks have become an urgent necessity.

  • Locked Down in Wuhan

    Locked Down in Wuhan

    The new coronavirus that allegedly originated from Wuhan, China, has spread to more than 16 countries. Indonesian citizens in the city have been evacuated to Natuna, Riau Islands.

  • Duterte will face justice at the hands of the International community
    Asean & Beyond

    Duterte will face justice at the hands of the International community

    Phil Robertson, Deputy Director of Asia Division, Human Rights Watch

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