Mongabay-Indonesia journalists win reporting awards from indigenous peoples’ organization

Felled logs with eucalyptus trees in the background. Photo: Ayat S Karokaro

Four journalists from Mongabay-Indonesia, Mongabay’s Indonesian-language environmental news service, won awards for their work on two stories.

On August 9, 2014, Indigenous Peoples Alliance of the Archipelago (AMAN) and the Indigenous Voice in Asia (VIA) recognized Wahyu Chandra for Jalan Panjang Perda Masyarakat Adat Kajang, a story about customary rights in Sulawesi, and Ayat S Karokaro, Indra Nugraha dan Sapariah Saturi for Kemelut Hutan Kemenyan, Menguak Luka Warga di Tepian Danau Toba, a story about conflict between local communities and a plantation company in North Sumatra. The journalists were chosen by a selection panel organized by the two groups.

Mongabay-Indonesia launched in May 2012 and quickly became one of Indonesia’s most widely-read and respected sources of environmental news. The site is an official news provider for Yahoo-Indonesia and Google-Indonesia.

Mongabay-Indonesia is read by more than 80,000 people monthly.