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Devianti Faridz

Devianti Faridz is a Freelance Broadcast Journalist in Jakarta.

She had worked as a News Correspondent at a Singapore based regional broadcaster, Channel NewsAsia.

Prior to that, she served as Producer for several English news programs, as well as a Bahasa Indonesia tourism program on Metro TV, Indonesia’s 24 hour news channel, from 2005 to 2012. One of her roles during her stint in Metro TV include launching an English News magazine program called “Indonesia Now”, an internationally distributed weekly program which provides stories from across Indonesia.

She was previously an anchor and journalist for Televisi Republik Indonesia and Voice of America-Indonesia Service in Washington D.C., USA.

Devianti has covered a wide range of stories, ranging from current affairs, politics, and social issues. Among her memorable assignments were covering the plight of young Indonesian boat crew members who were detained in Australian prisons after being deceived by human traffickers as well as the Air Asia flight 8501 crash in late 2014.

Throughout her career, she had interviewed a variety of public figures including Indonesian Presidents Joko Widodo and President Abdurrachman Wahid, Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama, Australian Prime Minister Kevin Rudd as well as Chef and TV Personality Bobby Chinn.

She has won several accolades for herself and her programme namely including Australia’s Elizabeth O Neill Award 2011 and Indonesia’s Culture and Tourism Ministry Award for Best Tourism TV program. 

Devianti is a Fulbright scholar and graduated from University of Missouri, USA with a Master of Arts in Broadcast Journalism. She also holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Visual Communications Design from Trisakti University.

She is fluent in Bahasa Indonesia and English. For leisure, she enjoys watching movies and is actively involved in an organization that encourages cultural exchange.

English Indonesian

Jakarta is putting a stop to street monkey performances, known locally as "topeng monyet". The city's administration has begun rounding up the monkeys, and has sent them for health checks.


Travelling at night alone can be an unsettling experience for many women throughout Asia - and in Jakarta, a recent poll survey showed that the Indonesian capital has one of the most unsafe transportation systems for women in the world. However, most crimes go unreported.


Besides being a month of self-reflection and prayer, Ramadan is often considered a good time to strengthen ties between friends and family. Sending gifts to relatives is the norm and some entrepreneurs in Indonesia are turning it into a money making venture.

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