Tuesday, December 16, 2008

“... orang Papua tahu dan mengalami bahwa kolonisasi di bawah kekuasaan Indonesia jauh lebih kejam, lebih biadab, dan tak berperikemanusiaan ketimbang perlakuan pada masa kolonisasi Belanda terhadap orang Papua."

-- Agus A. Alua dari Majelis Rakyat Papua dalam bukunya Papua Barat dari Pangkuan ke Pangkuan

Yosias Syet ditemukan mati terbunuh di kamarnya di kampung Waibron, Sentani Barat, pada 17 Oktober 2008. Kelihatannya, dia mati dicekik dalam keadaan tertidur. Kemungkinan pembunuhan politik. Syet anggota Pembela Tanah Papua, sebuah organisasi milisi, yang menginginkan kemerdekaan Papua Barat lewat jalan damai. Syet juga pengawal pribadi ketua Dewan Adat Papua Fokorus Yaboisembut
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Sebuah Kuburan, Sebuah Nama
Di Protestant Cemetery, Penang, terdapat sebuah makam untuk James Richardson Logan, seorang juris-cum-wartawan, yang menciptakan kata Indonesia pada 1850.

Makalah Criminal Collaborations
S. Eben Kirksey dan saya menerbitkan makalah "Criminal Collaborations?" di jurnal South East Asia Research (London). Ia mempertanyakan pengadilan terhadap Antonius Wamang soal pembunuhan di Timika.

Panasnya Pontianak, Panasnya Politik
Borneo Barat adalah salah satu wilayah perang di Indonesia. Jamie Davidson menyebutnya sebagai "the unknown war" atau perang yang tak disadari. Bagaimana memahami perang yang sudah makan ratusan ribu korban ini?

Moedjallat Indopahit
Satu majalah didisain sebagai undangan pernikahan. Isinya, rupa-rupa cerita. Dari alasan pernikahan hingga kepahitan sistem kenegaraan Indonesia keturunan Majapahit.

Media dan Jurnalisme LINK
Saya suka menulis masalah media dan jurnalisme. Pernah juga belajar pada Bill Kovach dari Universitas Harvard. Ini makin sering sesudah kembali ke Jakarta, menyunting majalah Pantau.

The Presidents and the Journalists
In 1997, President Suharto lectured editors to have "self-censorship." Now President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono also lectured about "self-censorship." What's wrong?

Burrying Indonesia's Millions: The Legacy of Suharto
Suharto introduced a "business model" for soldiers and businessmen. He built ties to merchants Liem Sioe Liong and Bob Hasan, accummulating immense wealth while using violence to repress dissension.

Kronologi Pengasuhan Norman
Norman kekurangan waktu belajar, istirahat dan bermain sejak dipindahkan ibunya dari Pondok Indah ke Bintaro. Jarak tempuh ke sekolah 120 km pergi-pulang. Ini ibu celaka. Child abuse adalah isu publik.

Polemik Sejarah, Pers dan Indonesia
Kapan "pers Indonesia" lahir? Apa 1744 dengan Bataviasche Nouvelles? Apa 1864 dengan Bintang Timoer di Padang? Soerat Chabar Betawie pada 1858? Medan Prijaji pada 1907? Atau sesuai proklamasi Agustus 1945? Atau kedaulatan Desember 1949?

Murder at Mile 63
A Jakarta court sentenced several Papuans for the killing of three Freeport teachers in August 2002. Why many irregularities took place in the military investigation and the trial? What did Antonius Wamang say? How many weapons did he have? How many bullets were found in the crime site?

Protes Melawan Pembakaran Buku
Indonesia membakar ratusan ribu buku-buku pelajaran sekolah. Ini pertama kali dalam sejarah Indonesia, maupun Hindia Belanda, dimana buku sekolah disita dan dibakar.

Indonesia: A Lobbying Bonanza
Taufik Kiemas, when his wife Megawati Sukarnoputri was still president, collected political money to hire a Washington firm to lobby for Indonesian weapons. This story is a part of a project called Collateral Damage: Human Rights and US Military Aid

Dari Sabang Sampai Merauke
Sejak Juli 2003, saya berkelana dari Sabang ke Merauke, guna wawancara dan riset buku. Intinya, saya pergi ke tujuh pulau besar, dari Sumatra hingga Papua, plus puluhan pulau kecil macam Miangas, Salibabu, Ternate dan Ndana. Inilah catatan kecil perjalanan tersebut.

Hoakiao dari Jember
Ong Tjie Liang, satu travel writer kelahiran Jember, malang melintang di Asia Tenggara. Dia ada di kamp gerilya Aceh namun juga muncul di Rangoon, bertemu Nobel laureate Aung San Suu Kyi maupun Jose Ramos-Horta.

State Intelligence Agency hired Washington firm
Indonesia's intelligence body used Abdurrahman Wahid’s charitable foundation to hire a Washington lobbying firm to press the U.S. Congress for a full resumption of military assistance to Indonesia. Press Release and Malay version

From the Thames to the Ciliwung
Giant water conglomerates, RWE Thames Water and Suez, took over Jakarta's water company in February 1998. It turns out to be the dirty business of selling clean water.

Bagaimana Cara Belajar Menulis Bahasa Inggris
Bahasa punya punya empat komponen: kosakata, tata bahasa, bunyi dan makna. Belajar bahasa bukan sekedar teknik menterjemahkan kata dan makna. Ini juga terkait soal alih pikiran.

Dewa dari Leuwinanggung
Saya meliput Iwan Fals sejak 1990 ketika dia meluncurkan album Swami. Waktu itu Iwan gelisah dengan rezim Soeharto. Dia membaca selebaran gelap dan buku terlarang. Dia belajar dari W.S. Rendra dan Arief Budiman. Karir Iwan naik terus. Iwan Fals jadi salah satu penyanyi terbesar yang pernah lahir di Pulau Jawa. Lalu anak sulungnya meninggal dunia. Dia terpukul. Bagaimana Iwan Fals bangkit dari kerusuhan jiwa dan menjadi saksi?

22 comments:

John by Houston said...

Sir, I read your excellent and detailed story on the pillage of Indonesia. PLEASE when you write similar additions, and in your book on it, PLEASE point out the vile contributions of rapist/murderer USA ex-Pres. B.J. Clinton who dealt with Suharto et al. to create Wal-Mart and pillage the world, using Suharto’s money to ensure power in the USA. The Clintons today are STILL not done; the USA remains in peril--and when it falls it will no longer help the world, though those in power could still hurt the world evermore. 20 Years of USA evil: Bush, Clinton, Clinton, Bush, Bush. Now will we peril from more years of Clinton? Or others similar? May the God-of-your-choice help us in our hour of need!!!

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Guri said...

Hi. I´m a journalist student travelling to Indonesia next week to write an article on Ajeg bali.

Firman Firdaus thougt that you might be abel to help me with some information about this movement.

I can be reached at my e-mail: GuriM.Smenes@stud.jbi.hio.no.

I do hope you´re can help me.

Guri Smenes
Norway

복진선 said...

Hi Harsono.
My name is Bok Jin Seon, a South Korean Journalist you met in Bangkok.
I have spent real busy days since I returned from bangkok.
Produce a program with my coworker and investigating some critical proplems in Korea.
Today, I am in the relatively lazy day casue we, our team drank too much yesterday night for the farewell of a reporter, he will be assigned to the captain of the repoters covering Seoul Metropolitan Police Dept. so everybody feel tired today and am I.
While I just pass trough the day, I remember you and entered your name in Google Retrieval window.
A few sconds later, Displa changed and your blog emerged on the top of the page. The blog of your writings and yourself is really nice and very helpful for the grasping of Indonesian media and your story, even though there are few stories in English.

I have a photo took you at the Bangkok and I tried to post the picture but failed. I'll try again and send a copy to you by email.
I really appreciate your works and your way of life as a journallit.
Bye.

Bok Jin Seon
Investigative Reporte of KBS
From Seoul, Korea.
Sincerely yours

Roy Thaniago said...

Halo Mas Andreas!
Saya Roy, yg kemrin ketemu di BBJ. Salam kenal lagi deh! hehe..

Andreas Harsono said...

Dear Bok Jin Seon,

Thank you so much for your comment. I also enjoyed your speech in Bangkok. I have some friends working in Seoul. Would you please the photo to my email aharsono at cbn.net.id? Thanks a lot.

sumenepku said...

waduh ada gmbar bang iwan fals, jadi tertarik ni

Kuli Tinta said...

Mr. Andreas Harsono,

You have a really nice blog, and from reading some of the article, you have a really nice insight on the Indonesian issues. I'm an Indonesian journalism student, currently studying journalism in Sydney. And by looking at your profile page, you've been exploring Indonesia for your travelogue. I have a plan on exploring Indonesia after I finish my degree, and I'm just wondering how was the journey? Did you meet interesting people in your journey? I love human interest story, and I would explore that if I have the chance to travel around Indonesia.

dwinita said...

its a nice blog... finally i can read it again :)

ahsin said...

hai mas andreas, salam kenal saya mahasiswa unnes. dulu aku pernah ketemu Anda waktu seminar jurnalistik di semarang.

rizky said...

asyik ni cerita :)

purwaka said...

pokoke dahsyat deh ni poenya blog :D

Indra Putu Achyar said...

ikut mampir ya. saya suka isi blog ini...good.

yeye said...

Mas ‘Andreas,

Aku mohon ijin tautkan link URL-nya Mas ini ke blog saya (www.yulyanto.com) yach ????…..

Tx-alotz

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salam kenal dan sukses selalu mas, blognya membuat saya kagum

Andreas Harsono said...

Yeye,
Silahkan deh dengan link. Thanks.

Sabiq said...

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kalalatu said...

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vacation tourism said...

Bener-bener bagus isi blognya. Mirip GM. Saya suka tulisan caping GM, juga tulisan oom. Muritnya ya Om?

salam kenal
enrichco

Andreas Harsono said...

Dear Enrichco,

Saya memang muridnya Goenawan Mohamad. Saya belajar dari "Pak Goen" sejak pembredelan Detik, Editor dan Tempo pada Juni 1994. Saya bekerja di Institut Studi Arus Informasi pada 1995-2003 dimana Pak Goen jadi ketuanya. Anda tahu blog ini dari mana? Terima kasih.

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