Balancing nature, indigenous identity and development
An interview with anthropologist Chris Chancellor
For years firms that bribed Indonesian officials evaded justice. Could this be about to change?
Legal loopholes have made it difficult to prosecute companies involved in corruption scandals, until now.
How a quiet civil servant came to lead a powerful grassroots environmental movement
“Mika is an extraordinary fighter for the environment”
Indonesia’s best democratic instincts protected Aru's rainforests. Now it's democracy that needs saving.
How a grassroots fight for land rights connects to recent protests across Indonesia.
The indigenous people of Aru saved their rainforest from destruction. Here’s how.
Ten takeaways from “Saving Aru”
The epic battle to save the islands that inspired the theory of evolution
What we learned from two years of investigating corrupt land deals in Indonesia
And what it says about how to fix the nation’s deforestation and land rights crisis.
How land grabbers weaponise indigenous ritual against Papuans
An interview with anthropologist Sophie Chao
A carbon bomb in Papua: 7 takeaways from our investigation
What you need to know from our groundbreaking investigation, The secret deal to destroy paradise
Does Indonesia’s storied anti-graft agency have a blind spot for corrupt land deals?
The KPK may yet have a chilling effect on companies' ability to operate with impunity across vast areas of unexploited rainforest.
The Bornean village chief dealing with the fallout from a corrupt plantation deal
After he was elected village head, Kardie discovered huge areas of his community's land had been ceded to investors.
‘North Sumatran land mafia offered me $21m to win election — then hand over control of government’
An exclusive interview with one of Indonesia’s foremost indigenous rights activists.
The priest investigating companies' take-over of indigenous peoples’ forests
Part of a series tracing the roots of Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crises to corruption in the plantation sector.
How corrupt elections fuel the sell-off of Indonesia’s natural resources
There is every indication that permit selling in the agribusiness and extractive sectors is rife across Indonesia, even if the true extent remains hidden.
Ghosts in the Machine
The land deals behind the downfall of Indonesia’s top judge
It's time to confront Indonesian politicians' collusion with the palm oil industry
Our investigation reveals the deep connections between the palm oil industry and the corruption of Indonesian democracy.
Arkani, the Dayak known as Dragon Beard
“We gave him our trust, but in the end we were forgotten.”
The ‘provocateur’ who was jailed over a dispute with a palm oil firm
Budiardi stood for parliament to push back against companies acting with impunity
The farmer who fought back
James was at the vanguard of a backlash against Seruyan district chief Darwan Ali.
Introducing: Indonesia for Sale
An investigative series shining new light on the corruption behind Indonesia’s deforestation and land rights crisis.