The Jakarta Post
From “Obama from Jakarta,” “Mr. Fix,” “the man in the Madras Shirt” to “the man of the people,” President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has added another nickname to his resume: “the vlogging [video blogging] president.”
He made his debut as a vlogger in February, posting a video showing him at a soccer tournament in Sleman, Yogyakarta. In the video, he talks directly to his camera phone, explaining his attendance at the event and giving his encouragement to Indonesian soccer. The video went viral, garnering over 400,000 views. Since then, Jokowi has been unstoppable.
He has released five vlogs so far, the most popular of which shows him lunching with King of Saudi Arabia Salman bin Abdulaziz al-Saud at the Bogor State Palace during the latter’s visit to Indonesia in March. The video ...