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About Rio
I have 7 years of broadcast journalism experience in TV, radio, and digital newsroom. 

My coverage is particularly focused in human rights, environment, and current affairs in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. 

I have worked for international media outlets such as the BBC in London and VOA in Washington DC where I produced stories on Asia for international audience.

My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riotuasikal/
English Indonesian Sundanese
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering
Politics Current Affairs Natural Disasters

VOA Report for TVRI: Bridge Collapse in Baltimore, United States

29 Mar 2024  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Authorities in the United States are investigating a bridge collapse caused by a cargo ship collision in Baltimore. Search efforts are ongoing to find a construction worker who fell into the river during the incident. VOA journalist Rio Tuasikal reports from Washington, D.C.

Cargo Ship Collapses Bridge in the US, Officials Intensively Search for Victims

27 Mar 2024  |  www.voaindonesia.com
A cargo ship collided with a bridge in Baltimore, Maryland, causing it to collapse early Tuesday morning local time. Officials are conducting intensive search operations to rescue individuals who fell into the river.

Taiwanese Craftsman Transforms Artillery Shells into Kitchen Knives

US Congress Passes Bill Banning TikTok

15 Mar 2024  |  www.voaindonesia.com
TikTok faces the threat of being unable to operate in the US following the passage of a bill by the US House of Representatives that bans the app unless TikTok sells its assets to an American company. VOA journalist Rio Tuasikal reports from Washington, D.C.

Which Presidential and Vice-Presidential Candidates Are Most Aggressive on Climate Issues?

15 Jan 2024  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The fourth presidential debate will address climate and sustainable development issues. The discussion will focus on which presidential and vice-presidential candidates can lead Indonesia in meeting its carbon reduction targets.

U.S. Calls Israel Genocide Hearing 'Baseless'

14 Jan 2024  |  voaindonesia.com
The International Court of Justice (ICJ) has begun hearings on South Africa's lawsuit against Israel for allegations of genocide. The United States, a major ally of Israel, has dismissed the case as 'baseless'.

Houthi Attacks in the Red Sea Disrupt Global Cargo

07 Jan 2024  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Iran-backed Houthi militants in Yemen have escalated attacks on ships in the Red Sea since November to show their support for the Palestinian militant group Hamas, which is fighting Israel in Gaza.

US Asks Israel to Exercise Restraint Regarding Hezbollah

19 Dec 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Clashes between Israel and the militant group Hezbollah have intensified along the Israel-Lebanon border. The US has urged Israel to seek diplomatic solutions, while Israeli communities near the border are calling for stronger action from Israel.

Indonesia Rallies 'Green Funds' Amid Dependence on Coal

11 Dec 2023  |  VOA Indonesia
President Joko Widodo promoted Indonesia's green projects at the COP28 Climate Summit in the United Arab Emirates. However, domestically, Indonesia still struggles to detach itself from coal dependency. The readiness of Indonesia for green financing is in question.

VOA Global Report: President Jokowi Promotes Green Projects at COP28 and Issues Around Renewable Energy

09 Dec 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Rendy Wicaksana reports on President Jokowi's visit to the United Arab Emirates, where he promoted green projects and the climate summit COP28. The episode also covers environmental issues related to efforts to promote renewable energy and nuclear fusion in America.

Jokowi Promotes IKN During APEC Summit

17 Nov 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
During the APEC Summit in San Francisco, Indonesian President Joko Widodo delivered a guest lecture at Stanford University, encouraging students to visit the new capital city, Nusantara. The promotion of IKN (Ibu Kota Nusantara) was a key agenda, focusing on collaboration and investment opportunities.

Jokowi-Biden Nickel Meeting Overshadowed by War in Gaza

12 Nov 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Indonesian President Joko Widodo met with U.S. President Joe Biden at the White House to discuss diplomatic cooperation in the Indo-Pacific. However, the situation in Gaza complicated the meeting between the leader of the world's largest Muslim population and the leader of a staunch ally of Israel.

Preventing Other Actors from Involvement, US Shows Military Strength in the Middle East

20 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
As the intensity of the Israel-Hamas war increases, the United States has emphasized that its military presence in the Middle East is being enhanced as a precautionary measure. The US also warned that it would respond swiftly to any emerging threats.

US Focuses on Israel-Hamas Conflict, China and Russia Grow Closer

19 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
President Joe Biden returned to the United States from Israel without meeting Palestinian or Middle Eastern leaders. As the Israel-Hamas conflict intensifies due to an explosion at a Gaza hospital, the US's ability to prevent the war from spreading in the region becomes more complicated.

New Technology Helps Millions of Birds Survive During Migration

15 Oct 2023  |  voaindonesia.com
On World Migratory Bird Day in the Southern Hemisphere, scientists in Colorado, USA, have developed an observation system that helps millions of birds safely navigate urban light pollution during their migration.

American Apache Tribe Rejects Copper Mine in Arizona

08 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The Western Apache tribe in Arizona, USA, has filed a lawsuit to stop the construction of a copper mine on their sacred land, asserting their religious rights.

National Book Festival Attended by 200,000 US Residents

01 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Since its inception in 2001, the National Book Festival in Washington, DC, has continued to be one of the largest and most important book festivals in the United States. Book lovers who attend have various ways to cultivate their reading interests.

Museum of Failure in Washington Exhibits 150 Failed Products

01 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Over 150 failed products from around the world are showcased in a new museum in Washington, DC. Despite their failure, many of these products paved the way for better and more successful innovations.

Indonesia Continues to Woo the US on Nickel

01 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The United States, represented by its diplomats, will attend the COP 28 climate conference to seek access to critical minerals essential for the green energy transition. Indonesia is positioning itself as a new preferred partner in this endeavor.

Indonesia's Efforts to Access JETP Marked by Policy Inconsistencies Criticism

01 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Indonesia is finalizing an investment plan to access $20 billion through the Just Energy Transition Partnership (JETP). However, domestically, the country faces criticism for perceived inconsistencies in its environmental policies.

US Pushes for Protection from Potential AI Dangers

01 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The United States is advocating for a global roadmap for AI governance. During a meeting in London, the US Vice President emphasized the moral, ethical, and social obligations of world leaders to protect humanity from the threats posed by AI technology.

Indonesia Optimistic About Tesla Investment Amid Dozens of Nickel Worker Accidents

01 Oct 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The Indonesian government remains optimistic about Tesla's investment plans in Sulawesi despite numerous worker accidents at local nickel mines. Observers urge the government to ensure the safety of workers, including Chinese nationals.

Indonesia Celebrates 'World Culture Festival' in America

30 Sep 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Thousands of eyes were on the performance arena at Capitol Hill, Washington, as over a hundred Indonesian representatives showcased their culture through a six-minute performance titled 'Wonderful Indonesia' at the World Culture Festival. The event, organized by the Art of Living foundation, featured eight ethnic dances from various Indonesian regions. The performance aimed to promote Indonesian culture and diversity. Participants included Indonesian diaspora and foreigners who love Indonesian culture. The festival, held at the National Mall, included cultural performances, yoga, meditation, and culinary offerings, and was attended by notable figures including former UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and Washington D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser.

Reduce Dependence on Russia, West Seeks Nuclear Energy Alternatives

13 Sep 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Russia dominates the global nuclear energy supply chain, and Western countries are dependent on nuclear energy from Russia. However, the West is now seeking alternative energy sources to reduce its dependence on the Red Bear Nation.

Comics for Ukraine Raises More Than 100 Thousand US Dollars for Ukraine

14 Aug 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
A fundraising initiative titled 'Comics for Ukraine' has successfully raised over 100 thousand US dollars to support Ukraine.

Trump's Fourth Indictment Heats Up, But the World Reacts Quietly

10 Aug 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The fourth indictment against former U.S. President Donald Trump has intensified, following his statement of revenge and prosecutors' request to limit public information. Unlike previous indictments, there has been little global reaction to this case.

VOA Live Report for Kompas TV: Donald Trump Faces Fourth Indictment

03 Aug 2023  |  VOA Indonesia
VOA Indonesia reporter Rio Tuasikal delivered a live report for Kompas TV on Thursday, August 3, 2023, from Washington, D.C., regarding the fourth indictment against former U.S. President Donald Trump.

Florida Tourist Destinations Affected by Climate Change

30 Jul 2023  |  voaindonesia.com
Scientists state that this July is the hottest globally and possibly the hottest in the last 100,000 years. The impact of climate change is beginning to affect seaside tourist destinations in Florida, USA.

Heat Wave Hits the United States

20 Jul 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
The United States, particularly the Western and Southern regions, has been experiencing a heat wave for nearly three weeks, with temperatures reaching 43 degrees Celsius, surpassing the hottest cities in Indonesia. VOA reporter Rio Tuasikal reports from Washington DC for TVRI's Dunia Dalam Berita.

VOA Report for TVRI: Extreme Weather Hits the United States

14 Jul 2023  |  VOA Indonesia
The United States is experiencing various extreme weather conditions ranging from extreme rainfall to extreme heat. The public has been advised to stay alert. VOA reporter Rio Tuasikal reports directly from Washington D.C. for the TVRI program Dunia Dalam Berita.

Report from VOA for BTV: Eid al-Adha Celebration in the US

28 Jun 2023  |  www.voaindonesia.com
Muslim residents in the US celebrated Eid al-Adha on Wednesday, June 28, 2023. VOA reporter Rio Tuasikal covered the festive atmosphere of this Eid al-Adha celebration from the Indonesian Diaspora mosque, IMAAM Center in Silver Spring, Maryland, for BTV viewers.

I produced TV packages on US and security in Southeast Asia using wires sources

Video Reels - A compilation of my on-cam journalism works between 2017-2021, produced in Washington DC, Jakarta, and London.


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