Wednesday 15 October 2014 - Debriefing
"I’ve watched nurses at a “health clinic” exhale cigarette smoke down a naked patient’s throat “to cure” her of emphysema", writes Angela Dewan, an AFP reporter based in Jakarta. "I’ve met women in Aceh, the only province to implement Islamic sharia law, forced to sit side-saddle on motorbikes because the city government decided straddling was “obscene” for women. I found myself taking beauty tips from a militant with links to Al Qaeda".
"After almost seven years trying to find the words to tell the outside world what’s happening in inside Indonesia, I still have these moments, where I need to pinch myself and remember I’m living in reality."
(AFP Photo / Romeo Gacad)
Tuesday 22 April 2014 - Behind the image
Sutanta Aditya, a photographer who works with AFP, took these astonishing photos of a critically endangered Sumatran orangutan being treated at conservation centre in western Indonesia after the primate was found with air gun pellets embedded in his body. Here Aditya describes how he saw the creature being treated.
Friday 7 February 2014 - Behind the image
Mount Sinabung, a volcano on the western Indonesian island of Sumatra, exploded spectacularly at the start of February, spewing out huge clouds of red-hot ash and rocks and leaving at least 16 people dead.
Jakarta photojournalist Adek Berry headed up to the volcano the day after the eruption...
Tuesday 18 September 2012 - Behind the image
AFP Photo/Adek Berry
Pictures from a protest: caught in the middle
"Muslim protests usually go peacefully in Indonesia, which is the biggest Muslim country in the world," writes Jakarta-based AFP photographer Adek Berry, who filed pictures this week of tense clashes on the street of the Indonesian capital. "But when I realised that members of Jamaah Anshorut Tauhid (JAT) – classified as a “terrorist” organization by the US – were among the protesters, I feared something bad could happen. I was right."
Wednesday 18 July 2012 - Eye witness
"How do you feel about traveling in a (small) boat with a (half-ton) crocodile?", AFP's Jakarta bureau chief Loic Vennin and video journalist Anne-Fleur Delaistre were asked before they joined a mission to save a toothless croc -- baptized ‘Hollande’ in honor of France’s newly-elected President – from an abandoned Indonesian zoo. (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad)