Senior Journalist, Media and Communication Specialist, Social Entrepreneur.
I have been working as a journalist from 1990 t0 2019 in Pikiran Rakyat Newspaper, the largest and the most influential media in West Java Province. I have been covering social and political topics, and international issues. I was chief editor from 2009-2013.
Graduated from International Relation Departement of Social and Politics Faculty, Padjadjaran, Bandung, soon I joined the media. I got journalism training in many journalism training institution in Indonesia and abroad such as BBC, Thomson Reuters Foundation, etc. I attended many international forums on media and journalism.
My current position is corporate secretary of Pikiran Rakyat, and member of board of editors. My main responsibility is to advise and assists the members of the board of directors with respect to their duties and responsibilities as directors and compliance with their obligations under the Indonesian company Law no 40/2007.
In 2007 I presided a team that led Pikiran Rakyat to the digital transformation, which put a new media environment and shifted the company into a new business model. One of the team achievement is a transformation of PRFM 107.5 radio from music into news channel. The subsidiary company now is the top news radio and the biggest citizen reporter network radio in Greater Bandung.
From 2014 until 2019, I am Deputy Secretary General of Indonesian Media Publisher, an organisation with more than 800 Indonesian media companies. The organisation was founded to maintain the media companies compliance to good standard of Indonesian media publisher.
I am also member of Honour Council of Indonesian Journalist Organisation of West Java Chapter. My responsibility is to make sure all the journalist members to comply with Press Law no 40/1999 and Indonesian Journalist Code of Ethics.
For more than a decade, I have been a persistent campaigner of public intellectual which urge academics intellectual to take active part in public discourse through popular media. I have been training hundreds of academic intellectuals, professionals, students, and politicians to write for media in plain language.
As a journalist, I cover wide range of issues, mainly in economics, domestics and international affairs. I cover the diplomatics war and diplomacy issues in South East Asia, and Middle East.
And now I join West Java Development Acceleration Team (TAP), an advisory body reports to West Java Governor Muhammad Ridwan Kamil.
I also founded Odesa Indonesia Foundation (Odesa.id), a non governenment organisation which focuses on poverty eradication effort in Cimenyan sub-district of Bandung Regency. The organisation runs programs on three main fields: economics, health, and children literacy.**