Friday, September 08, 2006

maNew Faces in Maverick

There are three new faces in Maverick this week.

The first is M. Adwi Yudiansyah. Prior to Maverick, Awie was an Expert Assistant at the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) where he provided advice, analysis and recommendations on Indonesian broadcasting policies. After the Asian Tsunami, Awie was sent by the Faculty of Social and Political Science, University Indonesia, to Aceh as the training coordinator in a capacity building program for the province’s radio stations. Awie holds a Mass Communications degree from the University of Indonesia and is all rearing to use his experience in his new role as a PR consultant.

The second new Associate is Irma Putri Singgih. Irma comes to Maverick after having worked as a public relations officer for the Sheraton Media Hotel & Towers Jakarta and as a lecturer at the Inke Maris Communications School. She holds a BA majoring in Mass Communications from the Lim Kok Wing Institute of Technology & Arts, Malaysia and a Diploma in Business Studies majoring in Public Relations and Communication Studies at the London School of Public Relations . She has also interned at the Royal Hippodrome Theatre while working as an assistant marketing communications manager at East Sussex, Eastbourne, UK

Last but not least, we have Chris Tumelap, who joined us as an editor in our Media Tracking Division. Chris was a reporter and currently a contributing writer in The Jakarta Post. Chris holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science from the University of Indonesia. She then went for a Post Graduate Certificate in Journalism from the University of Technology, Sydney, and a Master of Arts in Migration Studies from the University of Sussex, UK.

New people from different and eclectic backgrounds will certainly bring fresh ideas and insights to the Maverick team. Welcome aboard!

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