Wahyu Dhyatmika on investigative journalism and Threats against the Free Press

The world is changing and if you are trying to be a journalist, now is a difficult time. The seemingly less than encouraging words come from Wahyu Dhyatmika (Chevening 2004/2005, International Journalism of University of Westminster) Editor in Chief to Tempo.co. There is the ongoing process of digital disruption and with it, the shift in business model which left many conventional media to their demise the last several years. There is also rise of social media contributing to the decline of trust to more mainstream media.  And lastly, as what Tempo and Dhyatmika are personally currently experiencing, is the backlash and slander to media over its strong criticism to those in power.

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Selamat Datang, Pak Owen!

Maaf. Tidak lanchar,” said the the man and the room roared with laughter. Nobody in the audience seemed to mind that the newly appointed UK Ambassador for Indonesia, Owen Jenkins, speaks less than perfect Bahasa Indonesia.  In fact, on one of his several introductory sessions with the Indonesian public last July at the UK Embassy office in Jakarta, the Ambassador successfully charmed the people with his apparent effort to speak the local lingua franca and share his knowledge of local cuisines.

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Farewell, dear Pak Moazzam

A first Muslim being delegated to an ambassadorial position representing the UK in Indonesia tends to attract attention. Ambassador Moazzam Tufail Malik, however, insisted from his first official press conference in Jakarta in 2014 that being a Muslim does not underline his diplomatic forte. Instead, it represented a modern face of the Great Britain, where “all nationalities and race are equals and share similar opportunities to success in the UK”.

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Noor Huda Ismail and the Fight against Radicalism

A major terror attack tends to change people lives. Most notably the victims and their immediate families and later, maybe those whose livelihoods or circumstances were impeded. Noor Huda Ismail (Chevening Alumni 2005 of St Andrews University in International Security) is not a victim nor that his life is in anyway directly hampered by terrorism. And yet, after the 2002 Bali bombing that consumed 202 lives from 22 different countries, Ismail’s live changed.

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Chevening Alumni Committee 2019-2020 Gears Up for New Programs

Thirty five years in the business of helping to educate Indonesian future leaders has put Chevening amongst the most-sought after foreign scholarships in Indonesia. Since 1983, it has financed and managed more than 1700 Indonesians earning a master’s degree in various UK institutions. As most alumni dedicated their professional lives in the home country, the Chevening’s have grown into a huge swath of resources across fields and platforms in Indonesia.

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UK Alumni Career Day & Job Fair, 3 March 2019 @ Balai Kartini, Jakarta

Invitation from British Council Indonesia for Chevening Alumni:

Many UK graduates have reached their successful career and become expertise in their home country. For some professional graduates, the opportunity is waiting for them in the company they work before or building their own company according to their passion. But on the other hand, some might still be confused how to start their career, thus looking for the right career path that suits their skills and knowledge. Therefore, British Council Indonesia will conduct a UK Alumni Career Day and Job Fair during our Study UK Exhibition as below details:


Event Details:

Date Sunday, 3 March 2019
Location Seminar Room 2, Kartika Expo, Balai Kartini
Seminar Time 13:15 – 14:00

Speaker: Mr. Julian Smith (Director, PT PricewaterhouseCoopers Indonesia Advisory)

“Consulting for the public good – how you can help your country whilst building a great career”

Workshop Time 14:25 – 15:25

Speaker: Ms. Rhiannon Guilford (Associate Director, Michael Page Indonesia)

“How to write a CV and preparing successful Interview”

Job Fair Time 13:00 – 18:00

Partnered with:

  1. PwC
  2. Michael Page
  3. IABA
  4. GoJek
  5. British Council, etc.


The event aims to:

    1. Give UK graduate an overview of Indonesia industry and career trends
    2. Assist them to find the suitable career path
    3. Develop their CV writing and interview skills
    4. Strengthen network with UK alumni association in Indonesia
    5. Build links between UK alumni and prominent industry


  • Alumni could apply directly to our partner companies.



We need your help to disseminate the information to UK alumni to attend this event by registered online to https://ukalumnicareerdayandminijobfair.eventbrite.com. You may bring their CV as well in hard copy and soft copy format.


For further information, please contact British Council Indonesia at YuliTukidjo@britishcouncil.or.id

Chevening Youth Forum 2019 – Line Up

Chevening Youth Forum 2019 Southeast Asia edition

2nd Edition

Saturday & Sunday, 19 & 20 January 2019

Binus University Anggrek Campus & Yello Hotel Harmoni

Jakarta, Indonesia




Ms. Dayu Nirma Amurwanti                                                                                                         Ms. Fatin Arifin

 President                                                                                                                                                          Secretary General

Chevening Alumni Indonesia                                                                                                       Chevening Alumni Brunei


Senior Institutions and Governance Specialist,                                                              Manager, Product Development,

World Bank                                                                                                                                          Procurement & Marketing

                                                                                                                                                      Ghanim International Corporation

Chevening Alumna 2012/13                                                                                                         Chevening Alumna 2013/14

For more Chevening alumni profiles, click below:

Chevening Youth Forum Alumni Profiles

Rundown Chevening Youth Forum Southeast Asia Edition | 19-20 January 2019 | Jakarta, Indonesia

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The Chevening Youth Forum (CYF) – South East Asia Edition is a platform to bring together Chevening Alumni and up to 300 young future leaders from across Southeast Asia to discuss insights, challenges and opportunities to the progress and development of ASEAN, aimed at creating opportunity for Chevening alumni members to contribute to the development of the region through engagements with the young leaders. Read more