Group reporting is a writing assignment for candidate journalists of The Jakarta Post. It is part and parcel of a two-month workshop organized for the Post’s cub reporters. A total of six candidates have completed their group reporting and writing assignments. The following are their journalistic products.

by Aldila Syakriah, Ghina Ghaliya Quddus, Ayu Annisa, Made Anthony Iswara, Dames Alexander Sinaga & Sarah Putri Larasati

Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan’s most anxiously awaited project was launched this month as he entered his second year in office: The zero down payment housing program, which aims to provide an affordable public housing option. Nia, a married 31-year-old office worker and South Jakarta resident, has been waiting for the program. She had saved up money with hopes of purchasing a zero down payment house soon. On Oct. 12, the project finally became a reality after several delays. In the meantime, Nia had bought an apartment unit in Kalibata, South Jakarta. “I bought the apartment because I thought that if Anies developed a zero down payment program for houses, I would buy one [of those] and rent out my apartment,” she told The Jakarta Post. However, when she learned that the zero down payment program covered apartments and not stand-alone houses, Nia shelv...