Muhammad Rizqi Nurmizan is an Indonesian video journalist based in Palembang, South Sumatra. He works for Kompas TV, an Indonesian national news channel, since 2015. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist for Sumatera Ekspres, a regional-based newspaper. He has and still covered numerous issues on politics, governance, education, and environment, as well as major events such as wildfires in peatland areas in South Sumatra and the upcoming General Election of 2024. Rizqi has participated in various training both at home and abroad, including a short course at RNTC Training Centre, Haarlem, The Netherlands on June 2023. He also won numerous awards in the field of journalism. Rizqi has completed his studies at IAIN Raden Fatah Palembang, majoring in Arabic Language and Literature. He has skills in photo and video editing using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and AVS Video Editor.
Another land fire occurred in Ogan Ilir, South Sumatra, Friday (18/8) afternoon. Shrubs and dry leaves, accompanied by strong winds, make it easy for fires to spread. The location of the fire was not far from the Palembang-Indralaya toll road.
The heap of garbage lied along the bank of Musi river, not far away from Ampera Bridge, the icon of Palembang city. The garbage heaped 500 metres long, came from the household waste and traditional market in the watercourse and carried away by the currents to its outfall. The garbage that generally made of plastic was hard to decompose. It threatened the ecosystem of Musi River and the lives inside it.
In the Internet Age, mobile phones or gadgets are not just as a communication tools. The gadget has been an identity of its user. So no wonder if everyone wants the look of his phone being different from the others. This brings an idea to Imam Arif Winarta, a young entrepreneur in Palembang city, to create innovation in mobile phone case made from paper. He named his product “Papcase”.
In Palembang city, there are many old mosques that still stand. One of them is the Al-Mahmudiyah Mosque. Behind its beauty shape, the mosque - which also called the Suro Mosque - has great stories to known.
The Province of South Sumatra has long experiences of suffering from wildfires on forests and peatlands. The efforts has been attempted to repair the burned peatlands, one of those through the creating of demonstration plot in Sepucuk Village, Regency of Ogan Komering Ilir. The peatlands of 20 hectares was restored by planting trees since 2010.
Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia • Science & Environment, Natural Disasters, Breaking News, Climate Change • 15 Oct 2023
Land fires have hit South Sumatra, Indonesia, as the dry season has begun. This condition is exacerbated by warming sea surface temperatures, El Nino. This makes the weather drier and the land more vulnerable to fire. Fires also hit peatlands, land with special characteristics that are highly... Read more