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Paydesk has 83 journalists in Indonesia. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography.

Our top journalists in Indonesia are Indra Yoga Mochamad and Petrus Riski.

Use our journalist directory to find a member to work for you.

We have journalists in Aceh, Bandung, Central Jakarta, Central Sulawesi, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta, Denpasar, East Jakarta, Jambi, Jawa Barat, Jawa Tengah, Jawa Timur, Jayapura, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Kupang, Makassar, Malang, Mataram, Medan, Papua, Semarang, Sorong, South Jakarta, South Tangerang, Sumatera Selatan, Surabaya, Surakarta, Tangerang, Ubud, West Jakarta, West Nusa Tenggara and Yogyakarta.

Journalists in Indonesia



Indra Yoga Mochamad

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Hello, my name is Indra Yoga Mochamad (Indra Yoga).
I am a freelance journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia.

I graduated from Paramadina University with a degree in International Relations in 2014.

My work experience in journalism began in 2014 when I worked for Cinemagz, an entertainment Read moremagazine focusing on films and TV programs, for about 8 months. After that I worked at the Indonesia News Agency, ANTARA, for about 4 years from 2015 to 2019. I have been working as a reporter for Taiwan Central News Agency’s branch in Jakarta since February 2019. Taiwan Central News Agency of is the national news agency of Taiwan. After that, around 2020 i joined Voice of America (VOA) as a freelance photographer, until April 2024.

I have experience in photography and videography on the ground of reporting breaking news, current events and various issues related to sports, lifestyle, culture, politics, music etc. I am passionate about capturing images to document an event, tell a story or convey a message to the world. I have uploaded some of my work, such as those about the refugees trapped in Indonesia, protests against Indonesia’s Omnibus Law, the inauguration of LRT Jakarta, search operation for the crashed Sriwijaya airplane, the Covid 19 pandemic, etc on my profile. I have a keen interests in journalism and I am skilled in tracking down the right sources, communicating with people and delivering quality news story in photo and video. I've also have experience in fixer.

If you need more information, please contact me via Message, Email or Whatsapp.

Thank You, Have a Nice Day.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Current Affairs Technology Natural Disasters
+12

Petrus Riski

Surabaya, Indonesia
Petrus Riski is a journalist based in Surabaya, Indonesia.
I like the coverage of the environmental, socio-cultural and innovation fields.
Covering features and in-depth is my specialty in writing news. I know Surabaya and East Java very well. If you need my ability to cover in the East Java Read moreregion, I will be very ready. However, I do not rule out the possibility that if I am needed to do coverage outside the East Java region, by providing a detailed description of the task.
Languages
Indonesian
Services
Journalism
Skills
Business Politics Technology
+15

Anugrah Andriansyah

Medan, Indonesia
I’m journalist based in Medan City, North Sumatra. My work experience in journalism began in 2016. 

May 2016 – July 2016 as reporter at newspaper Metro24 and covered all topics in Medan City. 

July 2016 – January 2017 as reporter at brilio.net (KapanLagi Network) covered a range of feature Read morewriting and travel news in North Sumatra. 

March  2017 – October 2017 as reporter at arah.com dan she.id covered a range of news, education, lifestyle in Jakarta. Full time general assignment reporter and videographer. Fullfilled multifaceted duties that included reporting, news/feature writing, researching, fast-checking, proofreading, and headline/cutline writing. 

October 2017 – 2021 as contributors at Kantor Berita Radio (KBR) covered a range of area news, legal news, economy, education, and natural disasters in North Sumatra. 

January 2020 – now as contributors at merdeka.com coverage a range of area incident, criminal, politics, travel, and culinary in North Sumatra.  

August 2018 – now as contributors at Voice of America (VOA) Indonesia covered a range of area politics, human rights, environment, equality, animal wildlife, and manymore in Sumatra Island.

I'm also willing to be a fixer. Please contact me via message, email, or WhatsApp, if you need more information.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+10
Skills
Politics Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+7

Devianti Faridz

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
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 Read moreTV, 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.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Business Current Affairs Science & Environment
+11

Yoanes Litha

Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
Yoanes Litha is a journalist based in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Since 2007, he has covered various strategic issues in Central Sulawesi Province, including violence and terrorism, preservation and the impact of environmental damage, social problems, health, and natural disasters. Currently Read moreworking as a freelance journalist for VOA Indonesia.
Languages
Indonesian
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering Content Writing
+1
Skills
Politics Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+5

Yudha Satriawan

Surakarta, Indonesia
Yudha Satriawan is a journalist based in Surakarta ( Solo city), Central Java, Indonesia.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop News Gathering
+1
Skills
Politics Natural Disasters Social
+4

Fathiyah Wardah

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Hello, my name is Fathiyah Wardah.

I am a freelance journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I graduated  from Institute of Social and Political Science, Jakarta with a degree in communication in 2001.

My Work experience in journalism began in 2022 when I worked for Ms Tri Radio in Jakarta  Read morefor a year. After that  I worked at the Voice of Human Rights Media  for  about five years from 2023 to 2008.  I am currently for Voice of America (VOA) as a stringer since 2008. I Covering all kind of news like politics, human rights, health, climate crisis, etc.

I have experience covered  members of the Free Aceh Movement (GAM) who were imprisoned in Nusakambangan,  Indonesia illegal migrant workers in Malaysia, child prostitution in Yogyakarta, The first simultaneous regional elections in ACEH.  I have experience also becoming fixer such as arrangement some interviews with the sources. 

If you need more information, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Thank you.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Vox Pop Feature Stories
+3
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Natural Disasters
+3

Ghita Intan Permatasari

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Hi everyone, Im Ghita journalist based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I have become journalist for 14 years now. My careers start becoming economic reporter in Indonesian media online in Okezone.com for 1 year 8 months.

After that in 2012 I move become radio journalist in local radio station in Jakarta Read morein I-Radio Jakarta. Im covering city news, breaking news, music, politics, economics also for moreless 6 years. I'm also can do live reporting in some breaking news.

Start in 2018, im becoming freelance reporter in Voice of America (VOA) covering all kind of news like politics, economic, human rights, health, climate crisis, lifestyle, etc.

I have experience also becoming fixer such as arrangement some interviews with the sources. 


Please kindly hit me up, if need some cooperation for covering stories. 

Regards,

Ghita
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop Documentaries
+13
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+16

Junaidi Hanafiah

Aceh, Indonesia
My name is Junaidi Hanafiah, I am a journalist residing in Aceh, Indonesia.

I have been focusing on covering environmental issues, particularly the challenges and efforts in conserving biodiversity and natural resources in Indonesia.

I frequently report on environmental crimes, including the Read morepoaching of protected wildlife, encroachment on forest areas, mining, and issues concerning indigenous communities.

Additionally, I document the rich flora and fauna of Indonesia, especially in the Leuser Ecosystem, one of the world's most important rainforest areas.

I also train young journalists to become more interested in in-depth reporting on environmental issues and to understand the main problems that occur.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Documentaries Feature Stories Content Writing
+3
Skills
Science & Environment Natural Disasters Media Training
+7

Gregorius Giovani

South Jakarta, Indonesia
Gregorius has experiences in social media & high-quality multimedia news content: photos/videos, infographics, articles, to mobile-friendly content. He has been working with/to several notable and senior TV journalists/news anchors.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+9
Skills
Fact Checking

Kusumasari Ayuningtyas

Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Kusumasari Ayuningtyas is a freelance journalist based in Surakarta, Central Java Indonesia and Yogyakarta. Currently work as correspondent for BenarNews, an online platform affiliated with Radio Free Asia based in Washington, DC and also a correspondent for The Jakarta Post.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Feature Stories Research Investigative Journalism
+2
Skills
Politics Natural Disasters Investigative Reporting
+6

Sasmito Madrim

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Sasmito Madrim is a journalist based in Central Jakarta, Indonesia.

Education
 University of State Jakarta (2003-2008)
Course and Training
- TOT Story Telling Sustainability Report with GRI
- PPMN Investigation Course
- Anti Hoax Training with Google
- Fellowship Gender Equality with AJI
Read more
Organization
 Chief of Federation of Media Union (2016-2020)
 Head of Advocate Alliance of Independent Journalist (2017-2021)
 Indonesian Journalists Safety Committee Coordinator (2019- 2020)
 President of  Alliance of Independent Journalist (AJI) Indonesia (2021-2024)

Work Experience
 Surveyor for Yayasan Lembaga Konsumen Indonesia (2005-2008)
 Reporter Energindo dan Energywatch.com (2010-2011)
 Reporter KBR dan Tempo TV (November 2012-2014) PT MLIN.
 Editor KBR (2014-April 2018)
 Reporter Voice of America (Mei 2018-Mei 2024)
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Business Finance Politics
+22

Muhammad Rizqi Nurmizan

Sumatera Selatan, Indonesia
Muhammad Rizqi Nurmizan is an Indonesian video journalist based in Palembang, South Sumatra. He works for Kompas TV, an Indonesian national news channel, since 2015. Previously, he worked as a freelance journalist for Sumatera Ekspres, a regional-based newspaper. He has and still covered numerous Read moreissues on politics, governance, education, and environment, as well as major events such as wildfires in peatland areas in South Sumatra and the upcoming General Election of 2024.

Rizqi has participated in various training both at home and abroad, including a short course at RNTC Training Centre, Haarlem, The Netherlands on June 2023. He also won numerous awards in the field of journalism.

Rizqi has completed his studies at IAIN Raden Fatah Palembang, majoring in Arabic Language and Literature. He has skills in photo and video editing using Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere, and AVS Video Editor.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+12
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Science & Environment
+10

Rio Tuasikal

Bandung, Indonesia
I have 7 years of broadcast journalism experience in TV, radio, and digital newsroom. 

My coverage is particularly focused in human rights, environment, and current affairs in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. 

I have worked for international media outlets such as the BBC in London and VOA in Read moreWashington DC where I produced stories on Asia for international audience.

My LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/riotuasikal/
Languages
English Indonesian Sundanese
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) News Gathering
+4
Skills
Politics Current Affairs Natural Disasters
+5

Miftahul Yani

West Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia
Miftahul Yani is a journalist based in Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia.
Languages
Indonesian
Services
Journalism
Skills
Politics Social Cultural
+1

Arpan Rachman

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
Freelance journalist based in Jakarta and Southeast Asian Press Alliance's fellow with fourteen years of experience. Storyteller of politics, environmental issues with a local perspective, economy, sports, and investigative reporting. Write for numerous international publications.
Languages
English
Services
Investigative Journalism Fact Checking
Skills
Investigative Reporting Fact Checking

Dicky Bisinglasi

Denpasar, Indonesia
Dicky Bisinglasi is a Bali-based Indonesian visual journalist and documentary photographer.
He was born in 1987 and began his professional career in 2014 as a staff photojournalist for a local newspaper. In 2019, he made the decision to work full-time as a freelance photographer and videographer Read morefor a select international media publications.
His enthusiasm for visual journalism and storytelling led to him receiving a number of national honours, as well as the Award of Excellence in Asia regional yearly award; Pictures of the Year (POY) ASIA 2023
Languages
English Indonesian Javanese
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+8
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+15

Ramadani Saputra

South Jakarta, Indonesia
Ramadani Saputra is a journalist based in South Jakarta, Indonesia, with more than five years experience covering various issues from sports to human rights.
Languages
English
Services
Feature Stories Fact Checking
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

Dave Grunebaum

Central Jakarta, Indonesia
I'm a five-time Emmy nominated journalist with extensive experience in television, radio and multimedia news. I'm adept at live breaking news and packaged stories. My reports have been featured by Deutsche Welle, Reuters Broadcast, CBC, BBC, NPR, VOA and Time.com. I have my own equipment and can Read morework as a one-man-band VJ, radio correspondent/producer or as part of a team. I've been working in Southeast Asia for the past decade reporting on foreign affairs, social issues, politics, economics, natural disasters and human interest stories. My assignments include covering the region's stateless Rohingya Muslim community, human trafficking syndicates that are enslaving tens of thousands of victims, the 2022 presidential election in the Philippines and the Myanmar pro-democracy movement's struggle against the military before as well as after the 2021 coup. I also train television and digital video journalists in the region.
Languages
English
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Business Politics Current Affairs
+6

Maria Baru

Sorong, Indonesia
I,m Maria Baru. I work as local journalist from West Papua. I work since 2019. I report about women, enviromental,and also about Human Right, indegenious people. Our media focusing on Papuan people with their problems.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Feature Stories Content Writing Investigative Journalism
Skills
Natural Disasters Investigative Reporting

Nabila Ganinda

East Jakarta, Indonesia
Dedicated journalist with a decorated background in broadcasting & journalism. Also an experienced and driven digital content producer with two years of experience creating compelling content across multiple media platforms. Proficient in speaking both English and Bahasa Indonesia.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories Photography
+3
Skills
Current Affairs Research Breaking News
+1

Fransiskus Pati Herin

Kupang, Indonesia
Fransiskus Pati Herin is a journalist based in Kupang, Indonesia. I have worked as a journalist at the daily Kompas-Kompas.id since 2012. I often do in-depth reporting and write in feature form. Issues that I often cover include investigations into illegal mining, illegal fishing, climate change Read morestories, cultural issues, and raising stories about poor people. I speak Indonesian and am now continuing to learn to perfect my English.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Feature Stories Investigative Journalism Journalism
Skills
Natural Disasters Media Training Investigative Reporting
+3

Ismail Zakaria

Mataram, Indonesia
I possess expertise in journalism, having worked as a writer for Kompas Daily, Indonesia's leading national news organization. I was responsible for covering a diverse range of topics from November 2013 to July 2024.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Feature Stories
+4
Skills
Technology Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+6

Mt Mudjaki

Jawa Tengah, Indonesia
MT MUDJAKI is a journalist based in Jawa Tengah, Indonesia.
Languages
Indonesian
Services
Journalism
Skills
Arts & Books Media Training Investigative Reporting
+5

Bukbisj Candra Ismeth Bey

Bandung, Indonesia
Bukbis Candra Ismet Bey is an independent documentary photographer based in Bandung, West Java, Indonesia. He started his career after earning a Bachelor's degree in Communication Science, specializing in Journalism from Bandung State Islamic University, and learning photography by himself in the Read morePhotosspeak community. His documentary photography interests mainly focus on cultural, social, religious, and environmental themes. He has a special interest in social issues that have no place in the mainstream media.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Photography Fixing
Skills
Politics Science & Environment Natural Disasters
+5
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