My Jakarta: Rob Daniel, Climate Change Diplomat — Jakarta Globe

Rob Daniel, the first secretary for climate change and economics at the British Embassy in Jakarta, is one of the people who has been busily working behind the scenes leading up to this week’s UN Climate Change Conference in Denmark. He spoke with Ashlee Betteridge about Indonesia’s preparations ahead of the summit and the environmental issues the country is currently facing.

Published in the Jakarta Globe, December 8, 2009.

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Where the dragons still roam — ACIJ’s Reportage

In a country where environmental crimes still go largely unchecked, Indonesia’s Komodo National Park provides proof that conservation and ecotourism efforts really can make a difference — but there’s always more to be done. By Ashlee Betteridge.

Published in the Australian Centre for Independent Journalism’s Reportage online magazine on October 26, 2009.

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Screams of panic as the earth moves in Jakarta — Crikey.com.au

Eyewitness report from when the 7.0 Java earthquake struck in Jakarta on Wednesday September 2, 2009.

Published in Crikey’s subscriber-only newsletter on Thursday September 3, 2009.  Later released on Crikey Web site.

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I also reported on the earthquake for several ABC (Australian Broadcasting Corporation) radio stations, doing live interviews with breakfast radio shows in Darwin and Alice Springs.

My Jakarta: Terry Collins — Jakarta Globe

The Indonesian blogosphere has grown in size and strength over the past few years, and one of the long-term stalwarts of the scene is British expatriate Terry Collins. Interview by Ashlee Betteridge, published in the Jakarta Globe on June 25, 2009.

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Note: This interview was also published in the Jakarta Globe’s “My Jakarta” book, which was released in November 2009 and sold in bookstores around Indonesia.

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Big, Bold and Marginalized — Jakarta Globe

An online community is trying to get rid of old stereotypes and raise the self esteem of Indonesia’s plus-size women. Report and photographs by Ashlee Betteridge.

Published in the Jakarta Globe on April 15, 2009.

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Photography — Indonesia

I have compiled a slideshow of some of my favourite photographs taken during my time living and working in Indonesia.  Photographs are from destinations such as Jakarta, Pelabuhan Ratu, Yogyakarta, Solo, Bromo, Surabaya, West Sumatra, North Sumatra, Aceh, Flores, Komodo, Sumbawa and Bali.

You can view the slideshow by clicking here, but it will open in a new window.