Tommy Apriando is an investigative reporter based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He is a regular contributor for Mongabay, an environmental media website and has involved in several investigative reporting project with Tempo, an independent media in Jakarta. In 2018, Tommy exposed corrupt practices by coal mine companies in East Kalimantan that abandoned their mining pit after operation. The open pit caused at least 33 children dead, most were drowned in the hole.
In 2019, Tommy was also involved as videographer and researcher for the viral documentary film “Sexy Killers”. The documentary focuses on coal mining in Indonesia and its impact for the environment. One month after the launch, the film has already reached 20 million viewers and growing. When he is not reporting, Tommy currently serves as coordinator of the advocacy division in the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) in Yogyakarta.