JFCC launches new website

INDONESIA: The Jakarta Foreign Correspondents Club (JFCC) launched its new website (www.jfcc.info) Thursday and introduced its new logo at a restaurant in Menteng.

The launch was attended by JFCC members, diplomats, officials, analysts and businesspeople.

JFCC president John Aglionby spoke on the history of the association, which represents the professional interests of foreign journalists working here, and its primary programs.

The association, which has about 150 members, also introduced The Sander Thoenes Fund, a scholarship fund set up in memory of Financial Times correspondent Sander Thoenes, who was allegedly murdered by Indonesian soldiers in East Timor (now Timor Leste) in September 1999.

""We encourage our community and industry-related parties to visit our website and understand us better,"" Aglionby, who is the Southeast Asia correspondent for The Guardian.

JFCC membership is also open to local journalists and non-journalists. -- JP

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