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  • The Waste Is Safe
    Investigation

    The Waste Is Safe

    First Marshal Novyan Samyoga, TNI Air Force Chief of Information:

  • Paralyzed By Hot Ash
    Investigation

    Paralyzed By Hot Ash

    People living around the Raci AURI Base in Pasuruan, East Java, have became ill after falling into toxic waste. Crops have also been damaged.

  • Hazardous Waste at Military Bases
    Investigation

    Hazardous Waste at Military Bases

    This report is made possible through the initiative of Tempo Institute and Free Press Unlimited under the Investigasi Bersama Tempo program.

  • The High Cost of Waste
    Investigation

    The High Cost of Waste

    THE Rp55.8 trillion price tag for 51.2 percent of Freeport Indonesia stock purchased by the Indonesian government is nothing compared to the environmental damage which has resulted from gold mining tailings which have polluted rivers, damaged sago fi elds, and isolated the local Papuans.

  • Divestment Does Not Erase Environment Issues
    Investigation

    Divestment Does Not Erase Environment Issues

    Ilyas Asaad. Inspector-General of the Environment and Forestry Ministry:

  • We Predicted  the Tailings Impact
    Investigation

    We Predicted the Tailings Impact

    Riza Pratama. Freeport Indonesia Spokesman:

  • Subsisting on Fouled Fish
    Investigation

    Subsisting on Fouled Fish

    Four districts in Mimika, Papua, become isolated as a result of the Ajkwa River being polluted with waste from Freeport. They can no longer plant their fields.

  • Freeport’s Waste Disaster
    Investigation

    Freeport’s Waste Disaster

    FREEPORT-McMoRan is no longer the majority shareholder of Freeport Indonesia. Since December 2018. the Indonesian government has control over 51.2 percent of the company’s shares. Freeport-McMoran got Rp55.8 trillion for the divestment and left behind a pile of wastes that injures the Papua sea, rivers, and sago fields. The damage is estimated at Rp185 trillion. The remaining gold processing tailing had destroyed locals’ livelihood—isolating four districts. This report is based on a a five-month investigation by Tempo and Tabloid Jubi Papua.

  • Africa’s Jerusalem: A Pilgrimage
    Interlude

    Africa’s Jerusalem: A Pilgrimage

    ETHIOPIA is known for its food crisis in the mid-1980s. The country is home to a part of Christianity’s great history. It was there that early Christianity—or the Eastern Orthodox Church—flourished since the reign of the Aksum Kingdom in the fourth century. Tempo contributor Tito Sianipar explored parts of Ethiopia, making a stop in Lalibela, a home to seven monolithic churches—remnants of the Eastern Orthodox Church’s past grandeur.

  • Buginese Rapalan In A Folksy Wrapping
    Special Report

    Buginese Rapalan In A Folksy Wrapping

    Through their album, La Marupè, the music group,Theory of Discoustic, presents music with lyrics inspired by Buginese-Makassarese folklore. The traditional elements are not there as mere gimmicks.

  • Sublime Performance
    Special Report

    Sublime Performance

    The intense movements of the dancers are also footfalls from the Mahesi, a meditation practice in Siva Buddhism.

  • The Man Who Uses Thread And Knitting Needles
    Special Report

    The Man Who Uses Thread And Knitting Needles

    His work is co-created with scores of female homemakers. He has catapulted homecraft, usually denigrated by the canons of modern art, into something exalted.

  • Fending Off The Dreaded Cliche
    Special Report

    Fending Off The Dreaded Cliche

    TO be considered great, art has to fend itself against falling into cliche.

  • Rumphius, the Forgotten Botanist
    Literature

    Rumphius, the Forgotten Botanist

    These days, not many Ambonese are familiar with Georgius Everhardus Rumphius (1627-1702).

  • Rp 450-Trillion Timber Laundering
    Investigation

    Rp 450-Trillion Timber Laundering

    The Timber Legality Verification System (SLVK) was applied in 2009.

  • Illegal Logging Has Not Disappeared
    Investigation

    Illegal Logging Has Not Disappeared

    Bambang Prasetya, Chairman of the National Accreditation Committee:

  • It’s the Fault of the Individual, Not The System
    Investigation

    It’s the Fault of the Individual, Not The System

    Bambang Hendroyono, Secretary-General at the Environment and Forestry Ministry:

  • Illicit Timber Laundering Machine
    Investigation

    Illicit Timber Laundering Machine

    Investigasi Bersama Tempo (Tempo’s Joint Investigation) is a collaboration between Tempo, Free Press Unlimited (the Netherlands) and Tempo Institute.

  • No More Heroes
    Special Report

    No More Heroes

    LATELY, Indonesian cinema has been dominated by films with virtuous, pious, and flawless protagonists.

  • DANCE AS THE STORY’S DRIVER
    Special Report

    DANCE AS THE STORY’S DRIVER

    Kucumbu Tubuh Indahku explores masculine and feminine subjects within a single body. It is the peak of Garin Nugroho’s maturity as a film director.

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