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March 2, 2014 Rina Hutajulu 0

Forestry Minister Zulkifli Hasan, European Commissioner for the Environment Janez Potocnik, and Environmental Affairs Minister Valentinas Mazuronis representing the Lithuanian presidency of the EU Council of Ministers, signed a Cooperation Agreement between Indonesia and the […]


NGO Transparency

January 6, 2014 Difa 0

by Difa Kusumadewi Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are without doubt still needed by the community. NGOs in Indonesia have carried out various useful activities such as aiding development, education, the alleviation of poverty in remote areas, […]


How Will Bali Package Benefit Indonesia?

December 26, 2013 Ika 0

Even in the midst of the massive pessimism toward the Bali Package trade deal, which came out of the World Trade Organization (WTO)’s Ministerial Conference in Bali early this December, we have to admit that […]


Analyzing the Relevance of WTO

December 26, 2013 Ika 0

Finally, the 9th Ministerial Conference (MC), held by the World Trade Organization (WTO) in Nusa Dua, Bali, sealed the Bali Package deal. Although the passage took tough negotiations over many hours (which resulted in the […]


Children Behind Bars

December 9, 2013 Difa 0

by Difa Kusumadewi Based on data from July 2013, 5,730 children in Indonesia are juvenile delinquents.   Among this number, 2,233 are held in custody as detainees and 3,947 are being held as prisoners. Compared to […]


Is Greenpeace Artfully Greenwashing APP?

November 22, 2013 Ika 0

It is a sad thing to read Greenomics’ report titled “Zero to Zero,” which harshly criticized the Forest Conservation Policy (FCP) of Asia Pulp & Paper (APP). In a 28-page report published in early November […]