Meet Nithin

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

As Seen In

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

China labour watchdogs face tough tradeoffs to keep access alive

Aug 2022. The Better Cotton Initiative faced scrutiny over its work after partnering with Chinese firm accused of rights abuses.

Global Fishing Watch set out to achieve transparency — but did it?

May 2022. Global Fishing Watch aimed at using data to drive supply chain accountability in the opaque fisheries sector. Six years on, the results are mixed.

Indonesia’s coal gasification plans move forward, despite coal pledge

Jan 2022. International companies are developing projects in Indonesia to convert its rich coal deposits into new fuels

China’s pivot from funding coal plants to gasification slammed as more of the same

 Dec 2021.  China has promised to stop funding new coal-fired power plants abroad, but appears intent on investing in other coal projects, including gasification, in Indonesia.


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