Febriana Firdaus is a freelance journalist based in Indonesia. She travels across the country from Aceh to West Papua to cover various issues, from land grabbing and deforestation in the Sumatran island of Mentawai to the silent killing of children in the highlands of West Papua by the Indonesian military.

She started her journey as an investigative journalist when she was recruited by Tempo magazine's investigative team in 2010 as she reported extensively on high-profile corruption cases.

In 2014, she joined Rappler.com and continued to be an investigative journalist focused on ISIS networking.

In 2016, she began to work as an independent investigative journalist mainly covering stories on West Papua issues for various international publications, such as TIME, Guardian, Al Jazeera, and Mongabay, among others.

Basic information

Name
Febriana Firdaus
Expertise
Investigative reporting
Country
Indonesia

Supported projects

The Consultant: Why did a palm oil conglomerate pay $22m to an unnamed ‘expert’ in Papua?

  • Corruption
  • Environment

This investigation examines a $22 million “consultancy fee” paid by one of the world’s largest palm oil conglomerates, the Korindo Group, in connection with the acquisition of a shell company that held permits to establish an oil palm plantation in Indonesia’s easternmost province of Papua.