Endy Bayuni

Endy Bayuni

Endy Bayuni is senior editor at The Jakarta Post who served as its editor-in-chief in 2004-2010. He now writes regular columns for national and foreign publications on wide-ranging topics including Indonesian politics, the evolving political cultures, Islam, democracy, foreign affairs, and the changing media landscape.

He is involved with various media organizations, including the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) in Indonesia and the Southeast Asia Press Alliance (SEAPA). In 2012, he helped found the International Association of Religion Journalists (IARJ) and now serves a member of the executive board.

His 31 years in journalism includes a seven-year stint with Reuters and Agence France-Presse. He received several fellowship programs, including one year as Senior Fellow at the East West Center office in Washington in 2011, as Nieman Fellow at Harvard University in 2003/2004, and Jefferson Fellow at the East West Center in Hawaii in 1999.

Q&A

Hi, what’s your name?

Endy Mouzardi Bayuni

Where do you hail from?

Indonesia

Who do you work for?

The Jakarta Post newspaper

Tell us a bit about you – how did you get to where you are today?

I have been a journalist since 1983, though now I focus more on writing columns as well as conducting trainings, not just for journalists but also  English writing workshops for professionals

What are your career highlights?

I became the editor-in-chief of The Jakarta Post in 2004-2010, I had the opportunity to go to Harvard University as under the Nieman Fellowship program

Who or what inspires you to get out of bed in the morning?

News, news and news

Which other storytellers do you admire?

Journalists who share their “untold” stories

What do you plan to share at Storyology?

The challenges of reporting Indonesia under a censorship regime and now in a democracy

Where can we find you?

Website/blog: www.thejakartapost.com

Twitter: @endybayuni

Facebook: Endy Bayuni