I am a communication specialist currently specializing in child rights with a keen interest in journalism education and social media.
Since 2005, I have worked for UNICEF and other humanitarian/development agencies in my native Indonesia, Southeast Asian countries, Central and Eastern Europe, the Russian Federation, Turkey, South Caucasus and Central Asia. I managed wide ranging multi-country advocacy campaigns on inclusion of children with disabilities, ethnic minorities such as the Roma; disaster risk reduction into mainstream education; child-friendly schools during post-tsunami reconstruction, the roll out of journalism education and child rights in 30 universities in Europe and Central Asia; groundbreaking research and advocacy for maximizing safer online access for boys and girls.
As a correspondent for The Associated Press and Kyodo News English Service during 2004-1998, I covered social and political issues in my Indonesia, East Timor`s path to nationhood and the Indian Ocean Tsunami.
While on a Chevening scholarship at London`s City University, UK, I explored new media and new competencies needed by journalists in an increasingly connected world.
Strategic thinker using mass media and social media as tools for multi-country advocacy programmes, policy development and partnerships with government, civil society, media stakeholders, journalism education, capacity development, training and skills transfer, resource mobilization strategy and management; young people participation in policy making.