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Jakarta Post

The Conversation launches Indonesian edition

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, September 7, 2017   /   11:25 am
The Conversation launches Indonesian edition The public, now exposed to all kinds of unfiltered information on the internet, including fake news and propaganda, as well as biased reporting by some established media, need good journalism more than ever. (Shutterstock/File)

Non-profit media outlet The Conversation officially launched The Conversation Indonesia on Wednesday, its new international edition that marks the first edition of The Conversation in Asia.

The Conversation Indonesia editor Prodita Sabarini, who has worked with the media group since 2014, said the Conversation Indonesia would become a platform for academics and researchers to share their research through in-depth analysis on issues facing the country.

“We hope The Conversation can contribute to public debates with facts and evidence-based analysis and become a source of inspiration in finding solutions to urgent problems that we all face,” Prodita said in a statement on Wednesday.

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The Conversation Indonesia, which will launch in both Indonesian and English, has an established partnership with the Indonesian Academy of Science (AIPI). It is said to also be working with the KBR radio network to produce science podcasts.

The Jakarta-based Conversation Indonesia is supported by the University of Indonesia, Bogor Agricultural University, Hasanuddin University and Pattimura University. It has received two-year funding under the Independent Journalism program of Open Society Foundations.

Started in Melbourne, Australia, The Conversation has 5.7 million monthly users. More than 22,000 media have republished articles from the Conversation. Prior to Indonesia, it has established its global network in the UK, France, the US, Canada and African countries. (afr/ary).