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Ratih Hardjono

Person from Indonesia

Ratih Hardjono (born 6 December 1960) is an Indonesian journalist for Kompas, an author, and a public affairs consultant. Her first book, White Tribe of Asia, a discussion of Australia's culture, history and politics, was published in 1993. She was Presidential Secretary to Abdurrahman Wahid, and in 2000, she served as Programme Coordinator Information and Publication for United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Indonesia. Two years later, she co-edited a book, The Poor Speak Up, 17 Stories of Corruption, for the World Bank. Hardjono married Fajrul Falaakh, vice dean of law at Gadjah Mada University. Hardjono is from Kramat Jati, East Jakarta and was born on 6 December 1960. Her father followed the Javanese beliefs of Kejawaen, while her mother, Joan Hardjono, was born in Australia and was Catholic. Hardjono studied at the University of Sydney, Australia. In 1993, it was announced that she had received a Nieman Fellowship (1994) from Harvard University, Boston. She was the third Indonesian to receive such a scholarship, after the journalist Sabam Siagian and poet Goenawan Mohamad. Harjono worked with the Indonesian daily Kompas for several years. She was one of their  ( Wikipedia article )

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Date of birth
1960-12-06
Nationality
Indonesia

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