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Indonesian Speaking Freelance Journalists

paydesk has 93 reporters who speak Indonesian. Our journalists can do broadcast reports, as well as printed media and photography. Our top correspondents who speak Indonesian are Indra Yoga Mochamad and Nadira Ghassani. Use our journalist directory to find an Indonesian speaking member to work for you.

Journalists Who Speak Indonesian



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
Technology War Reporter Social
+12

Nadira Ghassani

New York, United States of America
As an NYC and Jakarta-based digital marketing and digital video production enthusiast, I am passionate about using technology and visual storytelling to connect people and promote meaningful experiences. With experience working in personal, organizational, commercial, and government clients, I have Read morehoned my skills in creating relevant content and using the right marketing approaches to help people share their stories with the world.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Business Cultural Film & Theatre
+2

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
Entertainment & Celebrity Health & Fitness Research
+11

Andri Tambunan

Sacramento, United States of America
I am an award-winning photographer & videographer currently based in Sacramento, CA USA. I possess a solid background in photojournalism and specializes in the long-term narrative. As a storyteller, I am passionate about utilizing the visual narrative as a tool to inform, engage, and impact Read moresocial change. I am proficient in image & video editing software, studio lighting, audio recording, drone, and various styles of photography including reportage, portraiture, editorial, travel, corporate, and commercial. I work well in a collaborative environment and capable of working independently and excel in working under pressure and tight deadlines. Lastly, I am conscientious, resourceful, a fast learner and a problem solver, driven and organized, and welcome any challenging tasks.

My photographs have been featured in various international publications and selected for inclusion in the Library of Congress Permanent Photography Collection, Washington DC. I have also received recognition from Pictures of the Year International (POYi) Emerging Vision Incentive, Reminders Project Asian Photographers Grant, PhotoPhilanthropy Activist Awards, and Open Society Foundation Engagement Audience Grant.

Selected Clients & Publications:  
ABC News, ActionAid, Agoda, Asian Development Bank, Bloomberg Businessweek, BuzzFeed News, Clinton Health Access Initiatives (CHAI), CNN.com, Courrier International, Der Spiegel, Facebook, Fair Trade, Getty Images, Global Citizen, Greenpeace International, The Guardian, Instagram, International Monetary Fund (IMF), Micron, Nasdaq OMX, The New York Times, T: The New York Times Style Magazine, Open Society Foundations, Oxfam, ProPublica, Roche, Sanofi, UN-REDD, USAID, TripAdvisor, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Documentaries Photography Interview
+1
Skills
Climate Change Investigative Reporting Food & Drink
+13

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
Fact Checking Breaking News Politics
+4

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
Medical Politics Science & Environment
+15

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

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
Natural Disasters Science & Environment Breaking News
+5
Book

Nugie 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 Natural Disasters Science & Environment
+7

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 (current)

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-current)
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Vox Pop
+10
Skills
Breaking News Health & Fitness Social
+22

Lydia Isnanto

Austin, United States of America
Independent filmmaker Lydia Isnanto is a native of Indonesia and has worked in Singapore and the U.S. for the past twenty years as a journalist, filmmaker, cinematographer, and entrepreneur. Lydia’s work is always looking into impact and awareness, addressing the themes of women empowerment, Read moretransformation, and healing. Evy’s Wish is her fifth short film project as director/producer.
Lydia believes stories change the world and loves collaboration behind the camera producing and directing. 
See more at lydiaisnanto.com
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries
+3
Skills
Fact Checking

Anasthasie Tudieshe

Kinshasa, Congo The Democratic Republic
I am a journalist currently based in Kinshasa,  Democratic Republic of the Congo.
I have been a journalist for 14 years, working for tv and radio channels, hosting shows or being an editorialist, first in Paris, then in Washington DC and now in Kinsahsa DRC, where I was born. I have mainly covered Read morepolitics, society, culture,  in both French and English, now also in lingala.
Languages
English French Indonesian
+1
Services
360 Videography Live Reporting Fact Checking
Skills
Arts & Books Music Fact Checking
+12

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
Training Climate Change Politics
+10

Andira Inaya

New York, United States of America
Andira Inaya Anwar is a journalist based in New York, United States of America.
Languages
Indonesian
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Cultural Fact Checking

Kevin Lembono

Chicago, United States of America
I am a videographer and photographer based in Chicago, United States of America. I’m currently working independently and open for a full time work if opportunity fits me. I have worked with many institutions throughout my career and has been with different kinds of clients ranging from individuals Read moreto companies. I’m specializing in editing, shooting interviews, and photography.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Fact Checking
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Media Training Technology

Alemayehu Sori

Minneapolis, United States of America
ALEMAYEHU SORI is a journalist based in Minneapolis, United States of America.
Languages
Avestan Amharic Aragonese
+113
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+5
Skills
Current Affairs Fact Checking

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
Natural Disasters Cultural Media Training
+5

Miftahul Yani

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

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 Breaking News Natural Disasters
+15

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 Investigative Reporting Risk Analysis
+6

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
Fact Checking Current Affairs Breaking News
+1

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
Risk Analysis Research Fact Checking
+16

Ushar Daniele

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Armed with ten years of experience on the field as a journalist based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, I now assume my role as a independent broadcast journalist. I recently hosted for VICE News in Malaysia and when I am not on camera, I produce news packages and documentaries for international news Read moreagencies like Al Jazeera International, CNN, CNBC. Before moving into broadcast, I was a print journalist and I still write for publications like The New York Times and South China Morning Post.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
Services
Video Package (Web / Broadcast) Audio package (Radio / Podcast) Interview (Video / Broadcast)
+12
Skills
Sports Cultural Investigative Reporting
+11

Alejandro Joewono

New York, United States of America
Alejandro Joewono is a journalist based in Clifton, United States of America. Graduated from Montclair State University with a degree in Communication and Media Arts in Fall 2020.
Languages
English Indonesian
Services
Interview (Video / Broadcast) Documentaries Interview
+2
Skills
Entertainment & Celebrity Film & Theatre Music
+1

Aulia Aulia Hanafiah

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Aulia Hanafiah is a journalist based in  Asia Pasific

I am a journalist, based in Asia. I am currently in Sumatra, Aceh province. I specialize in environmental, health and human rights issues and have my own website, I have been a journalist for more than 10 years and I am a skilled English Read moreeditor, proofreader and translator. I have worked for major newspapers and magazines in the UK and Ireland, and for Radio France International, BBC, Agence France Presse and euronews.
Languages
English Indonesian Malay
+1
Services
News Gathering Investigative Journalism Photography
+1
Skills
Politics Risk Analysis Fact Checking
+1
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