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Jakarta Post

Ford to give US$1m grant to public

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, July 16 2011   /  08:00 am

JAKARTA: The Ford Foundation, in cooperation with Wikimedia Indonesia, ICT Watch and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), is offering a US$1 million grant to the public to improve media conditions in Indonesia.

The foundation will give the grant to 30 people, or an organization, that want to contribute their innovative ideas through digital or analog media.

David Hulse, Ford Foundation’s country representative, said Friday that the foundation was supporting the freedom of speech through the enhancement of the media, independent movie sector, and community radio.

“We want to improve Indonesian media through innovative and new ideas,” program officer for the foundation, Heidi Arbuckle, told reporters at the program’s launch at her office in South Jakarta.

She said that some media was used for political interests and people’s voices could not ...