Thank you for visiting the website of Indonesian Next Generation Journalist Network on Korea.
I am delighted to build this partnership between FPCI and the Korea Foundation to develop a network of Indonesian journalists who will be exposed to Korean affairs and Indonesia-Korea relations.
COVID-19 has accelerated the multipolarity of world order, which has provided a greater impetus for middle powers like Indonesia and South Korea to play a more active role in world affairs. Indonesia and South Korea are now bound by a special strategic partnership. It is certain that the two countries will become even closer ahead through stronger diplomatic, economic, social and cultural interactions. After all, there is no political or historical baggage between Indonesia and South Korea.
As our partnership grows, and as fellow democracies, the media play an important role in shaping perceptions and policies on both sides. Therefore, it is important to have a growing pool of dedicated Indonesian journalists who understand Korean issues, and who comprehend South Korea’s vision, strategy and challenges. The power of their pen will certainly enrich the context as well as the content of Korea-Indonesia relations in all its dimensions.
Dr. Dino Patti Djalal,
Founder and Chairman of FPCI
The Indonesian Next Generation Journalist Network on Korea is a platform for aspiring professional journalists in Indonesia to gain deeper insights on Indonesia-Korea relations that are still less touched on due to limited access to information.
In 2022, the program will bring together fifteen (15) selected journalists to participate in a capacity-building program. Journalists will take part in a series of workshops in Jakarta where they will have the opportunity to engage in in-depth discussions with Indonesian and South Korean scholars, policymakers, and practitioners. The program will allow the journalist to spend a week-long visit to South Korea at the end. During the program, journalists are encouraged to enter the public discourse through article analysis publication. The objective is to improve Indonesians’ understanding of Korea by incorporating a discussion on Korean Affairs and Indonesia-Korea relations into public discourse.
By joining this program, you will:
Foreign Policy Community of Indonesia (FPCI) is a non-partisan, non-politic, and independent foreign policy organization established to discuss and introduce international relations issues to many relevant actors in Indonesia such as diplomats, ambassadors, government officials, academia, researchers, businesses, media, lecturers, think tanks, students and media. FPCI is also dedicated to studying the most pressing foreign policy issues in relation to ASEAN, middle powers, geopolitics and geo-economics, and diaspora.
FPCI has an active lecturers’ group, China Policy Group (CPG), a think tanks group and more than 20 university chapters all around Indonesia. FPCI Chapter is our branch for international relations students who engage in regular discussions aiming to keep track on foreign policy issues. The chapter also contributes to a better understanding and analysis of Indonesian foreign policies by writing essays and blogs, conducting forums and conferences, creating podcasts, and joining our annual conference, Conference on Indonesian Foreign Policy (CIFP). FPCI university chapters are also actively engaged with government and foreign embassies to get insights, views, and understanding on foreign policy issues.
The Korean Foundation was established on December 30, 1991 as a non-profit international exchange organization in pursuant to the Korea Foundation Act. The mission of the Korea Foundation is to promote a better understanding of Korea within the international community and increase friendship and goodwill between Korea and the rest of the world through the various exchange programs.