Sharing with you some views and thoughts from Maverick
Plight of the information front-liners

Journalists are the less obvious front-liners in the pandemic. More of them are getting infected by COVID in the latest surge of cases and we need to help them out.

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Corbuzier Did His Magic, Beating the Media to Interview the Commander

Netizens and the media were quite surprised when Prabowo chose Close The Door, Deddy Corbuzier’s video podcast for his maiden interview as Minister of Defence.

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Ika Vantiani and her journey of exploration into the definition of a woman

Before we talk about Ika Vantiani, let us first take a look at the image above. What do you see? See how “Perempuan” was until recently defined in the Great Dictionary of the Indonesian Language (KBBI) of the Language...

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Sangihe: Did the Messenger kill the message?

Written by Ong Hock Chuan, Maverick Indonesia’s Partner Those who have an interest in media handling skills would find this interview — between the BBC’s Rebecca Henschke and Terry Filbert, the CEO of Baru Gold Corp that runs Tambang...

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The Multatuli Project: A Public Journalism Initiative Based on Research and Data

The media industry is increasingly faced with a series of disruptions. The print industry, for example, has been hit hard by the onslaught of digitalization, media ecosystems that are marked by oligarchic biases, and last but not least, the...

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Earth Day, a Reminder of What You Can Do to Make This Planet a Better Place

As someone who has been in sustainability circles for a while, my inbox was full of congratulatory messages on Earth day, April 22, 2021. Earth Day is indeed celebrated once a year on April 22 but if one really...

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Influencers, Speculation and Regulations

One of the more interesting thing to happen to people of my generation that straddles Millennials and Gen Z is an uptick in stock investing.  IDX, the Indonesian stock market, has pointed out that the total number of investors...

Read more Integration of Media Platforms to Boost Efficiency

The Media Group is currently in the process of integrating its three platforms — online, print and television — to boost the efficiency and effectiveness of its overall performance. “Our affiliation with Metro TV and Media Indonesia is a...

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AJI Revives Blacklist of Undesirable Companies

The Alliance of Indonesian Journalists (AJI) has reimposed its blacklist of companies with spotty records in human rights and sustainability issues when it comes to partnering with them on initiatives with its members. The AJI Congress on March 2...

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Social Media Interaction: Technology Changes, Human Nature Doesn’t

For many friends of mine from a certain non-digital native vintage, the social platforms available can seem bewildering. Yet social media is here to stay and until we older folks expire our stay, we have to come to grips...

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Ushering in a new era for PR measurement in Indonesia

Written by Jessica Noviena, an Analyst in the Monitoring and Analytics Department. For the longest time, the PR industry has relied on PR value as a metric of success but experts are now arguing that many of the evaluation...

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A Glimpse into My Three-Year Journey at Maverick: The Realization that Disability is not a Barrier

Written by Clarina Az Zahra Noor, Media Analyst in the Monitoring and Analytics Department If you saw me sitting on my desk, not far from the iconic red-telephone-box look-alike toilet doors on the third floor, or during the numerous ZOOM...

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Pandemic Provides Momentum for the Print Media to Rise Again

For the print media, digital subscription appears to be its main solution in the future. Changes in the way people choose their sources of information in the digital era have also changed their lifestyles, the way they consume news....

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Another Two Indonesian Newspapers Bite the Dust

This month saw the demise of two major newspapers in Indonesia. The first was Indo Pos, the newspaper that the Jawa Pos Group started in 2003 to serve the Greater Jakarta, Banten and West Java area. Then came the...

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