Indonesia: Facts as lifeblood of election reporting

Thomson Foundation consultants trained some 90 journalists and editors of regional media prior to the Indonesian presidential election. The trainers and the project website ( provided advice to editors on how to plan for the election and gave useful tips to journalists on how to navigate social media and online comment during the election campaign.

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One year

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Indonesian Press Council, Institute for Peace and Democracy, Ethical Journalism Network


Election reporting

The seminar gave us the opportunity to really think about and discuss editorial decision-making. The examples presented by the Thomson Foundation consultants are something I can use in my newsroom as the election campaign continues"

Zainal Arifin, editor, Serambi Indonesia, Banda Aceh

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