Ekuatorial provides insights and visualizations about environmental issues in Indonesia that are often overlooked by other media. It covers a range of issues, including waste management, conservation, deforestation, air and water pollution and climate change and explores how vulnerable communities are affected by and adapting to these challenges.
With a range of contributors from various publications and journalists associated with the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists, Ekuatorial combines storytelling with data visualization to contextualize events within the broader patterns of environmental change. The data used in Ekuatorial will always be freely available for download and renewed frequently. Ekuatorial also enables journalists to share under-covered, in-depth environmental news between media houses and transmit local perspectives to international audiences.
SIEJ’s network of journalists extends throughout Indonesia. It gives publishing priority to stories from local media outlets in areas closest to major environmental changes.
Maps & Data
In order to make Ekuatorial’s maps, the team aggregates and synthesizes data from a wide range of stakeholders including governments, CSOs, and community groups. Once the maps are made, they can be distributed online using the Share a Map feature. This tool creates custom embed codes, much like a YouTube video, that can be used to republish Ekuatorial’s maps in other websites.