Senior Journalist, Media and Communication Specialist, Social Entrepreneur.
I have been working as a journalist for more than 25 years at 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 Foundatioan, etc.
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 Great Bandung.
From 2014 until now, I am Deputy Secretary General of Indonesian Media Publisher, an organisation with more than 500 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 journalists member 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.