Friday, September 15, 2006

Conglomerates, New Publishers

I got the info today that a conglomerate engaged in oil & gas business is preparing the publication of newspaper to be named The Point. It's going to be the first English business paper in the country. The new publisher is currently under spotlight for an environmental disaster that forced more than 10,000 people left their home.

Few months ago, Jurnal Nasional started its publication. This newspaper is reportedly owned by a group of businessmen considered as the loyal supporters of president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's administration.
Earlier than Jurnal Nasional, a newspaper named The President has also been published by a group with industrial estate as its main business.
PT Media Nusantara Citra, a subsidiary of PT Bimantara Citra Tbk led by tycoon Harry Tanoesoedibjo, started the publication of Seputar Indonesia (Sindo) more than a year ago.

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Anonymous Rei said...

Bung Yosef, would you care to elaborate a bit more on who's behind The Point and Jurnal Nasional?

September 16, 2006 12:05 PM  

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