Harry Surjadi has been working as a journalist for more than 25 years. He specialized on environmental reporting. He is now a freelance journalist, a contributor to Ekuatorial.com, and environmental journalism trainer. He founded two journalists’ organizations: the Society of Indonesian Environmental Journalists in 2006 and the Society of Indonesian Science Journalists in 2015. He is the Executive Director of the Society of Indonesian Science journalists. And he is a board member of the World Federation of Science Journalists.
He has received several fellowships and awards. From 2007-2008 and 2011-2012, he was a Knight International Journalism Fellow in Indonesia. He is an Ashoka Fellow in Indonesia since 2015. In 2015 he joined the Asia Leadership Fellow Program in Japan. He was a Global Forest Watch Tech Fellow 2018.
In partnership with RuaiTV, he developed a mobile phone citizen journalism model for grass-root community members to empower them in defending their rights on forests and lands in West Kalimantan. In 2013, he received the Communication for Social Change Award from the Centre for Communication and Social Change, University of Queensland for his work in West Kalimantan.