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Fire Corporation Investigation Video Series (bahasa Indonesia)

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Fire tower guarding over peatland. Image by Slamet Mulyadi/Shutterstock. Indonesia, 2019.
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A collaborative team of journalists from Tempo, Betahita, Mongabay, and Malaysiakini will trace the...

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Media file: Plantation companies were involved in the forest fire 
Tempo’s collaboration with Mongabay Indonesia, Betahita, Malaysiakini, and Auriga Nusantara found traces of the involvement of a number of forestry and oil palm plantation companies in the big forest fire in 2019. Image courtesy of Tempo.co. Indonesia, undated.

This series of three videos accompanies a story that appeared on the cover of Tempo Magazine's 14-20 September, 2020, edition. Titled “Fire Corporation,” this project uncovered the involvement of forestry and oil palm companies in Indonesia's massive forest fires in 2019. The reporting was done through collaboration between Tempo, Mongabay Indonesia, Betahita, Malaysiakini and Auriga Nusantara.

This series of three videos accompanies a story that appeared on the cover of Tempo Magazine's 14-20 September, 2020 edition. Titled “Fire Corporation,” this project uncovered the involvement of forestry and oil palm companies in Indonesia's massive forest fires in 2019. The reporting was done through collaboration between Tempo, Mongabay Indonesia, Betahita, Malaysiakini and Auriga Nusantara.


Tempo’s collaboration with Mongabay Indonesia, Betahita, Malaysiakini, and Auriga Nusantara, found traces of the involvement of a number of forestry and oil palm plantation companies in the big forest fire in 2019.

View the full video in bahasa Indonesia on Tempo's website.


Interview with Bambang Hero Saharjo, a forest and land fire forensic expert, uncovered that the law enforcement of the forest fire cases in Indonesia is selective and unclear. There were even criminal cases of forest fires stopped.

View the full video in bahasa Indonesia on Tempo's website.


Why can building canals in peatlands trigger disasters? Digging the canals will dry the water stored in the peatland quickly and will cause the peatland to dry quickly and burn easily.

View the full video in bahasa Indonesia on Tempo's website.

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