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Sydney Allen

As associate editor and sub-editor for Asia and Sub-Saharan Africa at Global Voices, I am fascinated by how writing connects people. Before joining Global Voices I worked as a university writing and journalism teacher and edited for activists, academics, and community organizers in Indonesia where I am currently based. You can find me writing about the environment and social justice issues.

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Latest posts by Sydney Allen

Indonesian official tries to silence Greenpeace activists, changes course amid criticism

The report has since been withdrawn to avoid "politicization" and insinuations that the government does not welcome criticism. 

An all-women coral conservation team is helping to revive Indonesia's world-famous Gili reefs

"I believe that empowering women and promoting gender equality is crucial to accelerating sustainable development."

Days after COP26 agreement, Indonesian officials renege on anti-deforestation pledge

Environment and Forestry Minister Siti Nurbaya Bakar has dismissed the UN plan to end industrial deforestation by 2030, saying: "Forcing Indonesia to zero deforestation in 2030 is clearly inappropriate and...

Community care during the pandemic in Indonesia, Malaysia, and the Philippines

From community pantries in the Philippines to the White Flag movement in Malaysia, this pandemic has spurred communities to mobilize and provide aid during this public health emergency.

Indonesia faces criticism for lack of financial support amid lockdowns

Many citizens are criticizing the government for their seemingly inadequate response to the pandemic and lack of socio-economic support amid tightened COVID-19 restrictions.

Volunteers tackle Bali’s plastic problem during pandemic

On average in Bali, per capita, a tourist uses 3.5 times more plastic per day than a local resident.

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