Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a newly-built canal to prevent peatland fires in Pulang Pisau, east of Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a newly-built canal to prevent underground spreading of peatland fires. Fires are out for now, but government officials warn they could be back as soon as February. (Photo by REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Indonesian President Joko Widodo inspects a newly-built canal to prevent underground spreading of peatland fires. Fires are out for now, but government officials warn they could be back as soon as February. (Photo by REUTERS/Darren Whiteside)

Alex Stonehill

Alex is a cofounder and editor of The Seattle Globalist. He's a visual journalist whose work has been published by PBS, The Seattle Times, FRONTLINE/World and the Seattle Weekly.  Alex teaches journalism in the University of Washington's Department of Communication and recently directed the documentary film Barzan.

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