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The Jakarta Post is a daily English language newspaper in Indonesia. The paper is owned by PT Bina Media Tenggara, and the head office is in the nation’s capital, Jakarta. The Jakarta Post was started as a collaboration between four Indonesian media under the urging of Information Minister Ali Murtopo and politician Jusuf Wanandi. After the first issue was printed on 25 April 1983, it spent several years with minimal advertisements and increasing circulation. After a change in chief editors in 1991, it began to take a more vocal pro-democracy point of view. The paper was one of the few Indonesian English-language dailies to survive the 1997 Asian financial crisis and currently has a circulation of about 40,000.1


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Writer Coverage(s)


Remembering the legacy of Pramoedya Ananta Toer - Apr 30, 2017
Poet Chairil Anwar promoted to become national hero - Apr 10, 2017
Reviving Sapardi Djoko Damono’s legacy - Mar 27, 2017
Riri Riza plans to make film on Chairil Anwar - Feb 27, 2017
Radhar Panca Dahana: Uncovering dirty politics layer by layer - Jan 30, 2017
Putu Oka Sukanta wins Human Rights Education award - Dec 14, 2016
Poet Afrizal Malna turns down Bakrie award - Aug 21, 2016
‘Merayakan Chairil Anwar’ celebrates Indonesia’s independence with poetry - Aug 16, 2016
Budi Darma: A Humble Living Legend - Jun 06, 2016
Laksmi Pamuntjak wins international award for female authors - Jun 03, 2016
Getting Personal: Seno Gumira Ajidarma Into the Twilight - May 28, 2016
Aan Mansyur: All poems are love poems - May 03, 2016
Guess what?: Dewi happy, sad about final novel - Feb 22, 2016
Laksmi Pamuntjak Touring Europe - Oct 26, 2015
Intan Paramaditha: In between two worlds - Sep 15, 2015
Guess what?: Sapardi adapts poem into novel - Jun 16, 2015
Bookworm: Reading for Writing - Jun 08, 2015
Iksaka Banu: Playing with History - Mar 16, 2015
Veteran writers win Khatulistiwa awards - Nov 21, 2014
BookWORM – Intan Paramaditha: Escaping her comfort zone - Nov 10, 2014
Elisabeth Oktofani: Exploring the world of ‘bule’ hunters - Sep 08, 2014
Khatulistiwa Award winner’s commitment to the writing process - Jan 20, 2014
‘SAIA’: Djenar Maesa Ayu’s spontaneous celebration - Jan 09, 2014
Linda Christanty: A flair for storytelling - Nov 12, 2013
Murder most beautiful, and poems of Putu Oka Sukanta - Jul 26, 2013
Putu Oka Sukanta and poetry from prison - Jul 25, 2013
Ahmad Fuadi: Freedom in writing - Jul 25, 2013
Afrizal Malna: Encountering poet - May 31, 2013
Ayu Utami: On the fine line between audacity and honesty - Oct 06, 2012
Agus Noor, Yanusa Nugroho win ‘Kompas’ Best Short Story award - Jun 28, 2012
Breathing Poetry - May 08, 2012
Leon Agusta’s work to be performed this week - May 07, 2012
Ucu Agustin: Small but powerful - Dec 20, 2010
Andrea Hirata: Savoring a taste of home - Jul 25, 2010
Reda Gaudiamo: Behind glossy magazines - Jul 19, 2010
A Fresh look at the legacy of Mochtar Lubis - Apr 04, 2010
Sapardi Djoko Damono: 70 … and still kicking - Mar 31, 2010
Ahmad Tohari: “If only our leaders read literary works” - Jun 21, 2009
Azhari: The author of Aceh - Nov 16, 2008
Hamsad Rangkuti: Long journey of a short-story master - Sep 27, 2008
Clara Ng: Writing for women and children - Aug 21, 2008
Ayu Utami: Explores her spiritual side - Jul 06, 2008
Dina Oktaviani: The lost biography of a young poet - May 11, 2008
Korrie Layun Rampan: Kalimantan wordsmith turns politician - Nov 10, 2007
Dewi ‘Dee’ Lestari: Love, spirituality and ecology - Apr 02, 2006
Polite teacher views human absurdity - Sep 16, 2005
Sapardi’s words pull in new generations - Sep 04, 2005

Clipping(s)


A tale of two Sulawesi writers: Talent vs hard work - Jun 05, 2017
The literary light from the east - May 29, 2017
Album Review: Suara Dari Jauh by AriReda - Mar 31, 2017
‘Horizon’ magazine switches to online after 50 years of publication - Jul 28, 2016
Understanding Indonesia through literary festivals - Jun 08, 2016
Celebrating Indonesia’s literary fiction tradition - Jun 02, 2016
Lontar to globally publish selected Indonesian poems, short stories - May 09, 2016
Spoken word young Jakartans embrace a new poetry - Jan 25, 2016
New Year brings new opera, rhapsodies from Ananda - Jan 17, 2016
Writing our way to freedom - Nov 04, 2015
Indonesian literature stars in the making - Oct 18, 2015
Time to shine for Indonesian literature - Oct 18, 2015
Translation is key to Indonesian literature going global - Oct 16, 2015
Commentary: We miss you in Frankfurt, Mr. President - Oct 15, 2015
Little-known Indonesian writers tackle taboos on world stage - Oct 13, 2015
Indonesian authors to be highlighted in Frankfurt - Feb 26, 2015
Kate Griffin: Taking literature to a new level - Apr 28, 2014
Frankfurt Book Fair 2015: How serious is Indonesia in promoting its culture, literature? - Apr 06, 2014
Indonesian books, crossing continents - Apr 06, 2014
Literary award gives nod to historically themed work - Nov 27, 2013
‘Women of Letters’ revives lost art with new voices - Oct 31, 2013
Evenings with (reluctant) literary masters - Oct 27, 2013
Makassar writers festival to open next week - Jun 23, 2013
The obsessive twist coming your way - Mar 24, 2012

Book Review(s)


Examining Indonesia’s collective trauma - May 22, 2017
‘Enchanting Tales from Indonesia’ - Apr 03, 2017
Essay: Literature brainstorms, not brainwashes - Apr 03, 2017
‘Manusia Istana’: More than just a poetry reading - Feb 03, 2017
‘Twilight in Jakarta’ – A portrait of a nation on the brink of disintegration - Sep 05, 2016
‘O’ a dangerous tale on The Law of the Jungle - Jul 21, 2016
New voice in Indonesian poetry - Jul 18, 2016
The unfinished story of Amba - Jun 27, 2016
Book Review: When technology takes over human life - Jun 22, 2016
Six great biographies you should read - Jun 12, 2016
Depiction of struggle of Indonesia’s gays in ‘Sergius Mencari Bacchus’ - May 04, 2016
Putting some color into poetry - May 03, 2016
AADC2-inspired poetry book sells out minutes after release - Apr 28, 2016
Dewi Lestari bids farewell to ‘Supernova’ - Feb 27, 2016
Monsoon tiger and other Stories: From woman for women - Jan 04, 2016
I, Indonesia - Dec 24, 2014
Julia’s War On Almost Everything - Jun 30, 2013
Laksmi Pamuntjak: Beauty of the abyss - Oct 21, 2012
A Thrill Ride to Afghanistan - Jun 27, 2010
Unveiling Sexuality and social insanity - Apr 11, 2010

Writer's Writing(s)


[Let them eat] Cake
Being silenced in Ubud
Fire and Son
Frankfurt Book Fair: Indonesian authors on fire!
I hated gays, and they weren’t real — back then