Bambang Harymurti (Indonesia)

Country: Indonesia

Bambang Harymurti is the chief executive officer and corporate chief editor of Tempo International Media. He has been a journalist covering regional and international news since the early 1980s, working for several journals, including TIME magazine, Media Indonesia Daily, and Tempo Weekly News magazine. He has been a member of the Press Council of Indonesia since 2006.

He has been an Alfred Friendly Free Press Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, a New Generation Fellow at the East West Center, an Edward S. Mason Fellow, and a Foreign Affairs Fellow with Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He has received numerous awards, including an Excellence in Journalism award from the Indonesian Observer Daily in 1997 and the PWI Jawa Timur Pena Award in 2006.

Watch the video to hear Harymurti highlight the critical role the free press plays to speak truth to power in both vulnerable and established democracies.