Meet Nithin

Nithin Coca is an Asia-focused freelance journalist covering environment, human rights, and politics issues across the region.

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Nithin’s feature and investigative articles have appeared in numerous major media outlets and regional publications. They have also been translated into Dutch, French, Spanish, Chinese, Indonesian and Japanese

Latest Articles

Surveillance of minority Muslims in southern Thailand is powered by Chinese-style tech

June 2020. Mandatory biometric registration has left many Malay Muslims distrustful of the state and concerned about how new technologies will impact their lives

Can Indonesia build a ‘green’ capital in a biodiversity hotspot?

June 2020. The government is talking the eco talk, but given its history of damaging megaprojects, deforestation and new coal power are real risks.

What’s Next for Asia’s Social Movements?

May 2020. The pandemic gives states an excuse to clamp down on the opposition, but it will also allow protesters to build solidarity with their communities.

Inside Indonesia's fight to save its most important soil

May 2020. Satellites, remote sensing and global collaborations are paving the way to peatland restoration.

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