Screams of panic as the earth moves in Jakarta —

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.

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World Youth Day Photography — Sydney 2008

I was asssigned to cover the World Youth Day Final Mass at Randwick Racecourse in Sydney in July 2008, attended by more than half a million people.  These photographs appeared as a spread in Village Voice newspapers and as an online gallery on the website.  To view the entire series of photographs, click here. (opens in a new window)

Bushfires raise a catalogue of questions — Jakarta Globe

Opinion piece for the Jakarta Globe on the impact of the Australian bushfires and the need to look at the role of climate change. Published February 10, 2009.

Growing up in Australia, bushfires in the summer were as certain as the flies. Come December, the hot wind would roll in and the sun would bake the earth until it was so dry, each scuff of a school shoe would send up a little explosion of dust…”

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