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Zairin Salampessy

Zairin Salampessy, usually known as ‘Embong’, is a graduate of the Fisheries Faculty, Unpatti. He was known as a pavement artist in Ambon from 1987 to 1992. In 1994, Suara Maluku newspaper asked him to draw caricatures and so he became a journalist, an assistant editor and then senior editor until 1998. He then joined the Baileo Maluku Network NGO in Ambon. When the conflict struck Ambon in 1999, he, together with a number of colleagues, immediately formed a team of Muslim and Christian volunteers, who worked to handle the victims of the conflict. He continued doing this until he moved to Jakarta, where he was involved in advocacy at a national and international level through the Advocacy Team for Case Solving in Ambon (TAPAK). While at TAPAK Ambon, he was on several occasions, part of the Indonesian NGO delegation to the Assembly of the UN Human Rights Commission in Geneva, Switzerland. He has now returned to Ambon and has become a freelance photographer for the Antara Photographic Bureau and a volunteer in the Inter-Faith organisation in Maluku.


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  • Basudara Stories of Peace from Maluku

    Jacky Manuputty, Zairin Salampessy, Ihsan Ali-Fauzi, Irsyad Rafsadi | Translated by Hilary Syaranamual

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Jennifer Rayner @ Better Read Than Dead (Sydney)

Better Read than Dead Sydney 265 King St, Newtown, NSW, Australia

Join us with Jennifer Rayner to celebrate the release of Climate Clangers! Jennifer will be joined by Caitlin Fitzsimmons. The climate assertions that only prevent effective action, and what could...

$5.00

Jennifer Rayner @ Avid Reader (Brisbane)

Avid Reader 193 Boundary Street, West End, Queensland, Australia

Join us for a discussion about Climate Clangers: The Bad Ideas Blocking Real Action with Jennifer Rayner. Jennifer will be in conversation with Georgine Roodenrys. ABOUT THE BOOK The climate assertions...

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ANU Meet the Author – Jennifer Rayner (Canberra)

Australian National University Cultural Centre, 153 University Avenue, Canberra, ACT, Australia

Jennifer Rayner will be in conversation with Tom Lowrey on her new book Climate Clangers The Bad Ideas Blocking Real Action The climate assertions that only prevent effective action, and what...

Jennifer Rayner in conversation with Jo Lauder (Melbourne)

Readings Carlton Woiworung Country, 309 Lygon St, Carlton, VIC, Australia

Join us to hear Dr Jennifer Rayner in conversation on her essay Climate Clangers. Dr Jennifer Rayner is the Head of Advocacy at the Climate Council, an independent, people-powered organisation advocating...

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