Building peace in the minds of men and women

World Press Freedom Day 2019

Ahmad Djauhar

Vice Chairperson of the Indonesian Press Coucil

As Vice Chairperson of the Indonesian Press Council for the 2016-2019 period, Ahmad Djauhar has carried out more coordination functions at the agency. The Indonesian Press Council is home to the national press community, which has a main function as the guardian of the independence of the press in this country.

The Indonesian Press Council is home to the national press community, which has a main function as the guardian of the independence of the press in this country. This institution is a place where people complain if they object to news products that are unfair, judgmental, or defame them. However, the Indonesian Press Council also has a function to advance the life of the press in this country, educate the press and national media to support the development of democratic life.

His extra-institutional organization experiences including a secretary general and Daily Chairperson of Serikat Perusahaan Pers/SPS (Indonesian Printed Media Association).

Ahmad Djauhar has been experienced as journalist since he was student and during his career as structural engineer at an aircraft manufacturer industry in Bandung. He resumed his career as professional journalist at a national media Bisnis Indonesia Daily.

He earned his undergraduate degree from the prestigious Department of Mechanical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, Gadjah Mada University, Yogyakarta, in 1990. In 1997, he received a Chevening Award Scholarship from the UK Embassy, and was enrolled in the Advanced Journalism Training Course at Thomson Foundation, Cardiff, Wales, UK. He then resumed his formal education at Binus University, Magister of Management Executive Program, Binus Business School, and received his Master of Management degree with distinction (cum laude) in 2011.