Harry Surjadi

Knight International Journalism Fellow, Indonesia

Harry Surjadi is a Knight International Journalism Fellow launching a mobile environmental news service for rural Indonesians with little access to information. His partner is the leading radio news network in the country.

Surjadi is the founder and first executive director of the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists (SEIJ). He has worked as a reporter and editor covering agriculture, technology, and the environment for 20 years.

From 2007-2008, Surjadi was a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Indonesia. During his fellowship, Surjadi helped to launch weekly sections and programs dedicated to the environment at regional newspapers and radio stations. He also helped to increase the membership and funding for SEIJ.

Surjadi began his journalism career at Trubus, an agriculture magazine. He then worked for the Kompas daily for nearly 10 years. In 2000, Surjadi helped to develop Astaga.com, an Internet news portal. He has worked as a freelance reporter and media trainer in Indonesia and elsewhere in the region. He also has taught courses in online communication at Pelita Harapan University. Surjadi wrote a chapter about Indonesia for the 2004 book “Climate Change: Perspective Five Years After Kyoto.”

A graduate of Bogor Agricultural University in West Java, Indonesia, Surjadi received a master's degree in January 2010 from the University of Indonesia’s Faculty of Social and Political Sciences.