Evi Mariani


Evi Mariani is the co-founder and executive director of Project Multatuli, a public service journalism initiative in Indonesia which publishes stories, including visual storytelling, about marginalized communities to address news desert and information inequality. 

In 2021, she established Project M, an award-winning media outlet that seeks to disrupt the dominant practice in the Indonesian media industry which is male-centric, Jakarta-centric, and serving the elites while sidelining the marginalized: Indigenous communities, victims of sexual abuse, farmers in conflict with corporations or state megaprojects, religious and sexual minorities, workers, and the urban poor. 

Prior to this, Evi was a managing editor at The Jakarta Post, where she worked for 18 years. Her collaborative projects won the 2020 Public Service Journalism Award from the Society of Publishers in Asia and the 2020 Tasrif Award from the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) in Indonesia. 

She graduated with a master’s degree from Universiteit van Amsterdam and was a 2011-2012 Hubert Humphrey Fellow at the University of Maryland.

World Press Photo Involvement:
2023 World Press Photo Contest jury member

Evi Mariani on Social Media:
Instagram: @evimariani
Twitter: @evimsofian

Evi Mariani
Portrait credit: Rosa Panggabean