‘The Jakarta Post’ wins twice at Indonesia Print Media Awards

first_imgThe Jakarta Post received two awards at the 2020 Indonesia Print Media Awards (IPMA) from the Union of Print Media Companies (SPS) in a National Press Day event in Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan, on Friday.The Post brought home the gold award for the Best of Investigation Reporting for its Oct. 29, 2019 edition. The publication featured a special report written by reporters Victor Mambor and Syofiardi Bachyul titled “Wamena investigation: What the government is not telling us”.The report was a collaboration among journalists of the Post, Jakarta-based Tirto.id and Jayapura-based Jubi. They conducted an investigation in the field in Wamena, Jayawijaya regency, from Oct. 3 to 10 and discovered what the government had failed to reveal.Wamena investigation: What the government is not telling us #jakpost https://t.co/UgW7jtHeTc pic.twitter.com/CugssFMAIs— The Jakarta Post (@jakpost) November 26, 2019 The lead reporters covering the story had dedicated their time to monitoring the presidential election even before the campaign season began. They are Karina Tehusijarana, Marguerite Afra Sapiie, Nurul Fitri Ramadhani, Made Anthony Iswara and Ghina Ghaliya.IPMA is an annual award sponsored by the SPS to recognize the best in Indonesian print publications. The SPS was established on June 8, 1946, as a union for news publishers in Indonesia.The union said it received 679 entries for the IPMA award during the nomination process between Nov. 4, 2019 and Jan. 8.This is the second time the Post has won a gold IPMA award. The newspaper received the gold award in the category of Best National Newspaper in 2015 for its July 23, 2014 edition.Topics : At least 33 people were killed during a deadly unrest in Wamena on Sept. 23.One of the most important findings of the report was that the government did not reveal to the public that more than eight native Papuans died of gunshot wounds inflicted by who locals called “security officers.” The government deployed a joint security force comprising members of the National Police and the Indonesian Military to its easternmost provinces during days of riots.The investigative report is important as the world had not been aware of what was taking place in the region, as the government had blocked internet access across the island during the unrest.The Post also won the bronze prize for the Best of National Newspaper for its April 18, 2019 edition, in which the story “Five More Years” was featured. The story was about how incumbent President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo secured his second term following the 2019 presidential election.Today’s paper: April 18, 2019 #jakpost https://t.co/F7Z3s0Mzty pic.twitter.com/EjpTwugsVE— The Jakarta Post (@jakpost) April 18, 2019last_img read more

VVS Laxman launches cover of autobiography ‘281 and Beyond’

first_imgNew Delhi, Nov 3 (PTI) Veteran cricketer VVS Laxman has launched the cover of his much-awaited autobiography, “281 and Beyond” via Facebook livestream in association with Star Sports. The tell-all book, which will hit the stands on November 19, is co-written by sports journalist R Kaushik. Claiming to be a “candid, reflective, and deeply insightful”, the autobiography, as per Laxman, was in his mind since he retired from the international cricket. The book tells a “unique yet normal” story of a sportsperson of the country, he said during the cover launch yesterday.The title of the book has been borrowed from the “Hyderabad stylist’s” fabulous series-turning innings of 281 against Australia at the Eden Gardens in 2001. “The turning point in my life was the 281 knock. In the book, I have spoken about what led me to play the match and how I was able to get fit in time for the match… my batting with Rahul Dravid on the 4th day, how we built that partnership and more.”I think that Test series taught us a lot. It gave us a progressive and aggressive mindset that we can do well against anyone in the world,” the cricketer added.The book, according to the publishers – Westland, would give a peep into Indian cricket’s “dressing-room meltdowns”, Laxman’s “nuances of batting in different formats and on various pitches”, and then of course, his “learnings with coach John Wright” and the “rocky times under Greg Chappell”, among many other things. Laxman, who announced his retirement from international cricket in 2012, played 134 Tests, amassing 8,781 runs at an average of 45.97. He scored 17 centuries and 56 half centuries.advertisementHe also played in 86 ODIs for an aggregate of 2338 and average of 30.76 in the shorter format.The autobiography will be launched as part of the publishing house’s new imprint, Westland Sport. PTI MG MG MAHMAHlast_img read more