Harry Surjadi has been working as a journalist for more than 25 years. He worked for an agriculture magazine for two years and Kompas Daily for ten years. Since 2002, he has worked as a freelance reporter and journalism and creative writing trainer in Indonesia and elsewhere in the region. A graduate of Bogor Agricultural University, Surjadi received a master’s degree in 2010 from the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences. From 2007-2008 and 2011-2012, Surjadi was a Knight International Journalism Fellow (of the International Center for Journalists) in Indonesia. Partnering with RuaiTV, he developed a mobile phone citizen journalism model for grass-roots community members to empower them to fight for their rights on forests and lands in West Kalimantan. Later in 2015, he partnered with Tempo to develop TempoSMS. He has trained more than 700 community members-villagers and activists in West Kalimantan, Central Kalimantan, Riau, NAD, Ambon, and NTT with the support of WWF Indonesia, BP REDD+, Ministry of Environment and Forestry, Judicial Commission of Indonesia, and Corruption Eradication Commission. In 2013, he received the Communication for Social Change Award from the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland for his work in West Kalimantan. He founded the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SIEJ) and the Society of Indonesian Science Journalists (SISJ). He is now the chair of SISJ and the Ashoka Fellow from Indonesia.