Rosihan Anwar Biography (A prominent Indonesian journalist)
Journalism that they do actually start from the bottom. Although his newspaper was banned by President Sukarno and Suharto, he never stopped writing. Rosihan Anwar living legend arguably the Indonesian press. Because it would not be surprised if he gets an award Award Loyalty Working as a journalist.
The award was accepted Rosihan on the 40th anniversary of Compass. According to Aida, his son, the rumors about the award is long heard her father. But, says Aida, "Mr. heck ordinary."
It's like that's the Rosihan. After all, he was judged to be consistent in working as a journalist. Career in journalism as practiced from under Asian reporter during the Japanese occupation in 1943 to become chief editor of Siasat (1947-1957) and Guidelines (1948-1961). For six years, since 1968, he served as Chairman of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI).
Recent Posts man born in Kubang Nan Dua (West Sumatra), May 10, 1922, the Kompas daily published on 9 April 2005 was a report of a visit to South Africa. In memoriam new posts are Adinegoro Commemorating 100 Years, published August 14, 2004. If the book, is about 30 in number. New ones, such as Small History, Petite Histoire Indonesia, published by Compass Book Publishers, June 2004.
Journalism that they do actually start from the bottom, as the Asian newspaper reporter during the Japanese occupation in 1943 to become chief editor of Strategy (1947-1957) and the Guidelines. Though banned by President Sukarno and Suharto, Rosihan never stopped writing.
Another consideration of granting grace it is because Rosihan a journalist intent on finding facts. He framed the fact that in one mind. He writes with a traditional narrator techniques, such as those berkabar with everything done in a relaxed, laidback, and light. But not necessarily be superficial.
Besides satisfaction has led the newspaper Guidelines, Rosihan feel high achievement is helped raise Compass. The one that gives him satisfaction was around 1966 when he asked one of the founders of Compass, PK Ojong, writes political map of the earth. That time is age-Soeharto Soekarno dualism so that people want to know the political developments.
How to write quite unique, which is to write the numbers in each fact, become a kind of reportage memo. Between the number one and two are sometimes no relationship. But the fact was revealed to be a political mosaic map of the Earth.
"I think it's a good achievement. Many people ask me, why given the numbers, because I write reportage. Because not long-winded, one could examine the facts and my analysis, "he said.
Another achievement is assessed satisfy when writing serial reportage Soviet Prime Minister Nikita Khrushchev in 1960. He followed Khrushchev's visit in Bandung, Yogyakarta, Bali, and Maluku for two weeks. He knew the news agency has written facts. So he wrote the stories behind the facts and the colors, for example, who danced at Bung Karno Siring Palace. He gave the title of Safari Nikita. People were happy to read it because it was served with storytelling (storytelling).
Until now, Rosihan still diligently read the book. Which again is a thick book enthuses now 1,200-page work titled Dutch journalist Geert Mak In Europa, Reizen door de twintigste eeuw (In Europe, a stroll During the 20th Century). He could not stop reading it because it's interesting. Short sentence and soundbite-style (short quotations that are important and interesting).
Many people think Rosihan great because many details of the events can remember decades ago when he wrote in memoriam. In fact, according to him, a detail that could arise due to assisted knowledge by reading books and diligently making notes of things in the cards. Card system was copied from Soedjatmoko the new home of Cornell University, United States, decades ago. In a yellow card already looked it, he noted the important excerpts from various books and magazines on a variety of interesting things.
Recently, when Ruslan Abdul Gani died, he had time to think what is new about this character was written in memoriam to her because it had been written as 90-year-old Ruslan on 24 November 2004.
In the times, everything has changed. Information technology has so advanced that journalists now have actually been much easier to work. Tabloidisme phenomenon is not inevitable because of the influence of television. Writings should be short, but it still contains.
If there soundbite on television, then it is now transferred to the paper. For depth, he must attempt to do too multifocal, said Siti Zuraida Sanawi husband with three children.
Contrast to when he decided to be a journalist in 1943 to liberate people's idealism is more prominent, Rosihan can understand if development of the press better meet the needs of today's businesses.
Looking at the writings of the young journalists of today, Rosihan in general was not satisfied. Many do not interest him. What a source of difficulty in writing and there is a sense of the author wants to show off. First material to be mastered by reading books, easy exit later. If it does not need to be right, do not use English, said Middlebare School alumnus Algemeene Yogyakarta Part II 1942 A's.
Of interaction with people like Sjahrir in the days of socialist revolution, he knew democrat socialist ideology, which essentially journalists should strive to uphold the dignity of human beings (human dignity). If I retrospect into the back, the press has now turned into a business. Journalists into labor, he said.
Even so, according to Rosihan, does not mean the press now has no ideals because if there is no labor charge reporters intellectual idealism.Rosihan hope, journalists are now looking for work satisfaction, although he was just part of a big factory. However, still do not forget the history and traditions of the Indonesian press, which must always appear to defend the underprivileged.
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