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Philip Jacobson

Philip Jacobson

HRD, Journalist

Philip Jacobson is an award winning editor for the news outlet Mongabay, which is a non-profit environmental science and conservation news platform that produces original reporting in English, Indonesian and Spanish. In his capacity as editor, Philip has worked extensively on environmental issues, including issues of indigenous peoples.

Since Indonesia’s transition to democracy, the role of human rights defenders has been of particular importance. The country’s record of its treatment of human rights defenders has been floundering, including ongoing surveillance and harassment, restrictions on the freedom of expression and freedom of religion, gender- specific violations against woman HRDs, judicial harassment including criminal defamation suits, stigmatisation, arbitrary arrest, ill-treatment, torture, forced disappearances and killings.