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Indonesia’s ‘Unofficial’ Children Struggling for a Future

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Download Obtaining a birth certificate in Indonesia is something of a bureaucratic headache.

But it’s more of a headache without one.

It closes the door to formal education and healthcare and a range of other fundamental rights.

In Indonesia, it’s a problem for more than 30 million children across the country.

Kate Lamb visits a school for street children in Jakarta to look at the realities of an undocumented existence.

Last Updated ( Monday, 18 March 2013 15:13 )

Indonesia Campaigns to End Open Defecation

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Download The World Health Organisation says more than 1 billion people in the world still defecate outside in the open.

60 percent out of them live in Asia.

Indonesia’s West Nusa Tenggara Province has launched a program to make the area open defecation free.

As Rachmawati reports, a subdistrict of the capital of Mataram is using unique methods to support the program.

Last Updated ( Tuesday, 26 February 2013 12:34 )

Indonesia Falling Behind on Preserving History

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Download In Singapore and Malaysia, heritage areas have been bringing in tourist dollars for decades.

However in the Old Dutch areas of the Indonesian capital, there are very few foreign visitors and the buildings are falling apart.

It’s a lost opportunity for a city many tourists avoid.

Ben Westcott went with volunteers from one organisation trying to preserve Jakarta’s past.

Last Updated ( Thursday, 21 February 2013 15:22 )

Asia Pulp and Paper Says It Will Stop Logging Virgin Rainforest

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Download Indonesia's forests have been at the mercy of loggers for decades.

But sustained campaigns from conservation groups to stop the clearing and destruction of carbon-rich peatlands are now paying off.

One of the world's largest pulp and paper companies, Asia Pulp and Paper, says it will no longer log virgin rainforests.

They’re the world’s third largest company of its kind selling their products to 65 countries.

Conservation groups have accused it of illegally logging protected species and directly threatening the endangered Sumatran tiger.

George Roberts from Radio Australia has more from Aditya Bayunanda, from Indonesia’s World Wildlife Fund.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 09 February 2013 11:24 )

Indonesia’s Mangrove Police

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Download Indonesia has one-quarter of the world’s mangrove forests, but it’s losing them at a rate of 6 percent a year.

The government said the mangrove forest destruction has reached an alarming level.

With damage to 70 percent of the mangrove forests, it’s vital to preserve what’s left and replant more.

As Rumondang Nainggolan reports, a village in Brebes, Central Java has found a unique way of protecting their mangrove forests.

Last Updated ( Saturday, 02 February 2013 14:07 )
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