Papuan journalist gets AJI award

The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) gave the SK Trimurti award to a radio journalist on Friday (8/7) for her service to Papua’s remote Yahukimo regency.

Kathe Vince Dimara, director of the Pikon Ane community radio station,was praised for, among other things, using radio to promote economic development in remote areas of the regency.

For example, the station would broadcast the standard price of commodities to its 70,000 listeners, allowing local residents to take better advantage of the market. Kathe also broadcast programming on public health, warning people about the risk of HIV/AIDS.

AJI chief Nezar Patria said he hoped the award, named after Indonesia’s first woman journalist, Soerastri Karma Trimurti, would inspire journalists to emulate Kathe and use the power of the press to improve the lives of the people.

Source: The Jakarta Post

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