Exploring the Finnish mindset for solutions

As a journalist, I’ve always been fascinated with solutions. That’s because much of the criticism around the news industry has been that it focuses too heavily on what is wrong with the world. While I agree that we must show the injustices, we can also highlight some of the answers to those injustices.

So, I joined a group of fellow journalists in the US who are focusing on “solutions journalism” ...  (continue reading)

Finland, the pioneer in gender equality

Gender equality is one of the issues that I focus the most on as a journalist. I think that gender equality is a human right and an important element in the society. It is also a precondition for advancing development and reducing poverty. I believe that empowered women could give a huge positive impact for a country.

Yet gender equality remains an unfulfilled promise in my country Indonesia. On ...  (continue reading)