Young Indonesian journalists headed to VOA for paid internships.

Posted: 18 Apr 2010

Antara News, 14 April 2010: "Two young Indonesian journalists will leave for the US in the middle of April 2010 to start an internship as news contributors at the Voice of America (VoA) in Washington DC. During the program, officially called the PPIA-VOA Broadcasting Fellowship 2010, the two journalists -- Nurina Asri Savitri from Metro TV and Febriamy Dame Deborah Hutapea from The Jakarta Globe, will learn to work according to the US` television and radio broadcasting system and also assume the role of young ambassadors by contributing to the enhancement of relations between Indonesia and America. ... The PPIA-Voa Broadcasting Fellowship is a program sponsored by Tantowi Yahya who was PPIA chief in 2008, Cathay Pacific Indonesia, Defense Minister Purnomo Yusgiantoro and the Indonesia-America Foundation (LIA). During their internship with VoA, the fellowship participants would receive a salary from the US station."
Jakarta Globe, 13 Apr 2010: "In an effort to address the mutual misperceptions held by both Indonesians and Americans, two promising young journalists will head to Washington this month to learn more about the US broadcasting industry and sociocultural issues there. ... Nurina and Febriamy will begin their six-month fellowship at the end of the month, with the possibility of staying on for another six months." -- Oh, to be young again. Oh, to have ever been considered "promising."

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