I need a freelancer I am a freelancer Pitches

Albert Ivan Damanik

Medan, Indonesia
Book Albert with Paydesk
See how it works

Book Albert with Paydesk

Make your booking securely through paydesk for these benefits:

1

Preferred Booking Channel

Albert is more likely to commit to assignments booked through paydesk, as it is a trusted platform that validates the seriousness and legitimacy of each engagement.
2

Insured Bookings for Peace of Mind

We provide basic insurance coverage with each booking on paydesk, giving both you and the media professional confidence and protection while they work for you.
3

Effortless Online Payment

Paydesk offers a payment protection system to ensure payments are only finalized when you are satisfied with the job completion. Freelancers trusts our process that guarantees their efforts are rewarded upon successful delivery of services

Still have questions?

Check FAQ
About Albert
Albert Ivan Damanik is a journalist with basics who lives in Medan, Indonesia.

Albert has been a journalist photographer since 2010, as a staff photographer for the local daily media. Albert decided to become a freelancer in 2012 and entered video in 2015 by regularly contributing to several news agencies such as Getty Images, Ruptly TV, AFP Video as a freelance contributor.

Albert has a solo career in Video and Photo Journalism documentary, winning national championships such as Second Place for National Disaster in 2013 and Grand Prize Winner at the 13th Annual Smithsonian Photo Contest in 2015 and Runner Up at the 2017 Gala Awards.

Albert completed his studies at the Department of Communication Studies at one of the Dharma Agung University, in the city of Medan.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+12
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+22
Portfolio

Child Labor and Exploitation in Indonesia's Pulp and Paper Industry

26 Apr 2023  |  www.vice.com
The article investigates the use of child labor at Toba Pulp Lestari, one of Indonesia's largest pulp and paper companies. Despite Indonesian laws and international conventions prohibiting child labor, especially in hazardous work, the company has been employing minors, including a 14-year-old girl named Sita, to work on their eucalyptus plantations. These underage workers are involved in planting, fertilizing, and spraying weed poison without proper protective equipment, earning below the minimum wage and without health insurance. The company, owned by billionaire Sukanto Tanoto, has been previously linked to illegal deforestation and land grabbing. The article highlights the plight of these children and their families, who live in poor conditions and are forced to work due to economic necessity. It also discusses the role of subcontractors in the employment process, which allows child labor to persist. VICE World News' investigation reveals the harsh realities of child labor in Indonesia's pulp and paper industry, calling attention to the need for better enforcement of labor laws and corporate accountability.

Child Labor and Exploitation in Indonesia's Pulp and Paper Industry

26 Apr 2023  |  www.vice.com
The article investigates the use of child labor at Toba Pulp Lestari, one of Indonesia's largest pulp and paper companies. Despite Indonesian laws and international conventions prohibiting child labor, especially in hazardous work, the company has been employing minors, including a 14-year-old girl named Sita, to work on their eucalyptus plantations. These underage workers are involved in planting, fertilizing, and spraying weed poison without proper protective equipment, earning below the minimum wage and without health insurance. The company, owned by billionaire Sukanto Tanoto, has been previously linked to illegal deforestation and land grabbing. The article highlights the plight of these children and their families, who live in poor conditions and are forced to work due to economic necessity. It also discusses the role of subcontractors in the employment process, which allows child labor to persist. VICE World News' investigation reveals the harsh realities of child labor in Indonesia's pulp and paper industry, calling attention to the need for better enforcement of labor laws and corporate accountability.

Torrential rain brought life-threatening flooding to the Indonesian city of Medan in Sumatra Island on Dec. 4. Rescue crews worked overnight to evacuate residents from the flood waters. At least six people have died.

Villagers have been busy clearing large amounts of ash covering streets in communities near Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung erupted on March 2, 2021. It was the first major eruption for the volcano in North Sumatra since August 2020.

Deadly flooding hits Indonesia's Sumatra island

04 Dec 2020  |  www.euronews.com
Flash floods in Medan, Sumatra island, Indonesia, have resulted in several deaths and left hundreds displaced. The flooding, caused by torrential rains that made the Sunggal river overflow, has also led to damaged houses and cars being swept away.

photo

The good jihadi: inside Indonesia's terrorist boarding school

06 Oct 2017  |  Southeast Asia Globe
The article discusses the efforts of Khairul Ghazali, a former member of the terrorist organization Jemaah Islamiyah, who, after serving a prison sentence, established the Al-Hidayah Islamic Boarding School in North Sumatra, Indonesia. The school aims to prevent radicalism among children of terrorist families by providing them with a safe educational environment and teaching them skills, languages, and moderate Islamic values. The school, which is supported by various government officials and the National Agency for Counter-Terrorism, faces challenges from both the local community, who are suspicious of its motives, and from Ghazali's former comrades, who see him as a traitor. Despite these challenges, the school has been successful in helping students like Ahmad Irgi, who aspires to become a police officer.

PHOTOS. Eruption du volcan Sinabung en Indonésie : un paysage de cendres

23 May 2016  |  www.nouvelobs.com
The article provides a visual account of the eruption of the Sinabung volcano in Indonesia, capturing the landscape covered in ash through a series of photographs.

This Indonesian Photographer Succeeds in Beating Thousands of Photos from 168 Countries

29 Mar 2016  |  medcom.id
Albert Ivan Damanik, a photographer from Medan, Indonesia, has brought honor to his country by winning the grand prize in the Natural World category at the Smithsonian 13th Annual Photo Contest on Tuesday, March 29, 2016.

13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest Natural World

02 Mar 2016  |  Smithsonian Magazine
The article showcases a photograph that won the Grand Prize in the 13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest in the Natural World category. The image captures volcanic material flowing from Mount Sinabung in North Sumatra, Indonesia, taken from the village of Jeraya on June 26, 2015. The photo, taken by Albert Ivan Damanik using a Canon EOS 7D, depicts the aftermath of Mount Sinabung's eruption, which had been intermittently spewing ash and gas. Authorities had previously warned residents to evacuate the danger zone within a seven-kilometer radius from the crater. The photo was also recognized as the Photo of the Day on March 2, 2016.
×

Albert's confirmed information

Financial institution
Verified Jul 2020
Phone number
Verified Jul 2020
Joined
Jul 2020

Log in