Highlights in the media today: Jakarta ensures enough burial grounds for COVID-19 patients, Discussion underway for Greater Jakarta COVID-19 Task Force, Indonesia records deflation for three consecutive months.
The internet is full of all sorts of information but the established new outlets still add credibility to a development. Maverick is running a daily brief on the day’s COVID-19 coverage to give you an idea of how the news is being reported by these outlets.
Jakarta, 11 November 2020 – Strategic communications consultancy Maverick and the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) today announced an expansion of their Journalist Fellowship program, even as media houses impose more layoffs or reduced pay and working hours as the pandemic bites deeper economically.
The two organizations today announced the launch of The Journalist Fellowship Program 2020 – Batch 2 following a warm response to Batch 1 that saw 97 journalists from 20 provinces participating.
Doing good things for others, no matter how small, matters.
It has now been eight months since the Indonesian government announced its very first case of COVID-19. Since then, the number of cases has kept on increasing and people have been starting to feel the impact of this pandemic. Not only does it put our health at risk, the pandemic has also left us uncertain about the future of our employment. Amongst those whose employment were hanging in the balance, are our journalist friends, some of whom have already lost their jobs, endured pay cuts, or experienced paycheck delays.