Meidyatama Suryodiningrat

Editor in Chief, The Jakarta Post Indonesia

An ASEAN community has already emerged

When you really look at the essence of communities, communities are not defined legally. Communities are not defined by proximity. Communities are defined by shared values. And that is really the challenge of ASEAN.

About Meidyatama Suryodiningrat
Meidyatama Suryodiningrat became the fifth Editor-in-Chief of the Jakarta Post on Aug. 1, 2010. As someone who joined the post in 1993 — the Post’s second decade in existence — Meidyatama represents a generation of journalist bred in the whirlwind of “new media” change, while retaining journalistic qualities that have served this newspaper well. The challenges that lie ahead for the Indonesian media are both novel and complex. More than just promoting a humane civil society, which has been this paper’s pronounced vision, Meidyatama took over the helm in an era of transformation both for the nation and its media. Meidyatama graduated from Canada’s Carleton University and more recently completed his Fellowship at Harvard University’s Weatherhead Center for International Affairs.

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