Now, These Are Your Dreams of Indonesia

→  September 3, 2010 8

As promised earlier, now we are posting some of your dreams for Indonesia in the future, with some minor edits to the typing. We are sorry we cant include all dreams you submitted via twitter @GNFI or email [email protected], you may resubmit them again and we will post em into the next entry(ies). Here are your [...]

Indonesia And Its Massive Revolution

→  September 2, 2010 0

Fast-growing economies Brazil, Russia, India, China and Indonesia will drive a “massive digital revolution” in coming years as disposable incomes increase, a study released Wednesday suggested. The Boston Consulting Group said more than 610 million people in the “BRICI” markets currently use the Internet regularly but that will grow to 1.2 billion by 2015 — over [...]

My Dreams Of Indonesia

→  September 2, 2010 6

You, me, all of us, wanna Indonesia to become a respectable power in the world, Indonesia certainly has a very rich past. It was because of its richness, Indonesia was prone to invasion of other countries innumerable times, and its wealth was plundered. It is also world’s most diverse country. There is not a single country [...]

Karim Raslan: RI Journalists Are As Diverse As The Rest Of The Country

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For a newspaper columnist, I’ve spent a lot of time over the past week in the emotionally charged world of television news. Each of my interviewers was incredibly thorough, preparing and framing questions, discussing with producers and calming guests all at the same time. Each interview was a unique scenario. While many outsiders tend to see media [...]

Unearthing Papua

→  September 2, 2010 2

Baliem Valley and the Dani tribe waited a long time to be discovered. Papuan highland belongs to one the most recently explored New Guinea areas. The tall mountains in west Papua (Irian Jaya) were generally considered as uninhabited. No sooner than 1398 did the pilot Richard Archbold notice that there was something special about the [...]

Bringing back past glories

→  September 1, 2010 1

I must admit, I was a bit taken aback to find that a “cigarette museum” was on the list of places my guide wanted to show me in Surabaya. I’m not a smoker and I don’t like being around it, but the guide assured me I would like the museum so I went along for [...]