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Jakarta Post

Oz awards Indonesian bloggers for AIDS awareness

  • Xinyan Yu

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, December 21 2011   /  09:23 am

Good communication: Three bloggers, Lingga Tri Utama (third from left), Zulvina Anom (front center) and Siswanto (third from right), who won first, second and third prize, respectively, in a blogging competition, pose for photos in Jakarta on Monday. JP/Xinyan YuLocal bloggers were recognized in a competition organized by the Australian Government Aid Program (AusAID) to commemorate World AIDS Day in the spirit of raising awareness of HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment in Indonesia.

World AIDS Day is observed on Dec. 1 every year.

Themed “Youth and HIV”, the competition attracted more than 200 bloggers who wrote about their own experiences and opinions on HIV/AIDS, exposing Indonesia’s thriving online community to youth-generated information about HIV/AIDS.

Bloggers Lingga Tri Utama, Zulvina Anom and Siswanto claimed the first, second and third spots in the comp...