Purwani Diyah Prabandari

Purwani Diyah Prabandari is the managing editor of Tempo English weekly—the English edition of Tempo magazine—published by Tempo Media Group. She is also the managing editor for en.tempo.co, the English edition of Tempo.co. Prabandari has worked for the group—in Tempo weekly magazine, Koran Tempo daily, Tempo.co-en.tempo.co, and Tempo English weekly—for more than 24 years. During her time at Tempo, she has worked mostly on foreign affairs and national desks covering politics and social issues. She also had been assigned as the bureau chief in Bandung, West Java in 2007-2008 and Yogyakarta in 2008-2010. Working at Tempo, Prabandari has had various challenging assignments in the country and abroad such as in East Timor—now Timor Leste—to cover the last integration day commemoration in 1998 and the referendum period of 1999. She was also assigned to cover the Rohingya issue in Rakhine and Yangon, Myanmar, in 2015 and November 2015 terrorist attacks in Paris, France. She was sent to do coverages in other countries as well like the Philippines, Australia, Israel and Palestine. Prabandari got opportunities to participate in several renowned international journalism programs, among others are International Visitor Program (USA-1997), Journalism and Democracy Course (Australia-2000), Journalist Exchange Program (Australia-2004), and Senior Journalist Seminar (East West Center, USA-2009). She also took part in the Journalists’ Colloquium on Crisis Reporting by Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF) in Luxembourg in 2015 which produced the ASEF Media Handbook on Crisis Reporting. She was a grantee (coordinator of Tempo team) for some journalistic projects such as “Innovative journalistic projects on under-reported development issues” of the European Journalism Centre and “Climate News Leadership Initiative” from the Institute for Climate and Sustainable Cities and Asia Comms Lab. Before working with Tempo, Prabandari was a journalist for Bernas daily and an Indonesian language teacher for foreigners at the Wisma Bahasa in Yogyakarta. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Gadjah Mada University in Yogyakarta.

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