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Indonesia’s regents and mayors of culture

Agus Dermawan T.

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Mon, February 24, 2020  /  01:39 pm
Indonesia’s regents and mayors of culture

Local leaders: The regents and mayors who receive the 2020 Cultural Award from the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI). (JP/Agus Dermawan T)

For the 2020 National Press Day, the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) organized a cultural competition for regents and mayors all over Indonesia. To draw the competitive interest of the almost 500 regional heads, the PWI cooperated with the Indonesian Regency Administrations Association (Apkasi) and the Indonesian City Administrations Association (Apeksi). At first, regents and mayors were asked to send proposals of their visions, aspirations and cultural programs for their respective regions. Finally, the organizers, through a jury panel, chose the 10 “most culture-conscious” regents and mayors. The Cultural Awards were presented at the National Press Day ceremony on Feb. 8 in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, before President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo. The 10 winners were Tabalong Regent Anang Syakhfiani from South ...