The Jakarta Post


The Jakarta Post

Infobox Newspaper
name = The Jakarta Post


type = Daily newspaper
format = Broadsheet
foundation = 1983
owners = PT Bina Media Tenggara
headquarters = Jakarta, Indonesia
editor = Endy M. Bayuni
website = [http://www.thejakartapost.com/ www.thejakartapost.com]

"The Jakarta Post" is a daily English language newspaper in Indonesia. With an average circulation of around 50,000 copiesFact|date=March 2007, it is the largest English language newspaper in Indonesia. The paper is owned by "PT Bina Media Tenggara", and the head office is in the nation's capital, Jakarta. The newspaper was launched on 25 April, 1983.

"The Jakarta Post" is a small but influential newspaper oriented towards local English-speaking expatriates and the diplomatic community. Fact|date=March 2007

The newspaper is owned by a consortium of competing Indonesian-language newspaper companies. Shareholders include Gramedia (owners of "Kompas", by far Indonesia's biggest newspaper), "Tempo", "Suara Karya" (a newspaper with close links with the former governing Golkar Party) and "Sinar Harapan". Twenty percent of equity is now provided as a collective share for all non-foreign employees of the newspaper.

The history of the "Post" dates back to a conversation in mid-1982, between then-minister for information Ali Moertopo and Mr. Jusuf Wanandi, who represented the government-backed Golkar newspaper "Suara Karya". Minister Moertopo suggested the possibility of publishing an English-language newspaper that would be able to provide an Indonesian perspective to counter what he perceived to be "highly unbalanced" Western-dominated news and views.


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