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Warief Djajanto Basorie

Reported for the domestic KN I News Service in Jakarta 1971-1991 and concurrently was Indonesia correspondent for the Manila- based DEPTHnews Asia (DNA, 1974-1991). DNA is a feature service reporting on development in Asia for Asian media in English and the vernacular. English-language subscribers included the Bangkok Post, Hong Kong Standard, Asian Wall Street Journal, Indonesia Times, Philippine Daily Inquirer. In 1991 joined the Dr. Soetomo Press Institute (LPDS, Lembaga Pers Dr. Soetomo), a journalism school in Jakarta as an instructor and convenor in thematic journalism workshops. Most recently was project manager for three cycles of workshops on covering climate change since 2012. More than 600 journalists in provinces in Sumatra, Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo), Sulawesi and Papua prone to forest and peat fires have participated. The latest cycle ended December 2017.

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