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Friday, August 19, 2005

Indonesia: new weekly for tsunami stricken region

The Jakarta Post reports that a new weekly was launched on August 15 in the province of Aceh which was devastated by last year's December tsunami. The paper, whose aim is to "bring Aceh back to its historical and cultural roots," hit the streets of the region's capital, Banda Aceh, on the same day that the separatist group Free Aceh Movement and the Indonesian government signed a peace agreement in Helsinki, Finland. The 24-page tabloid will distribute 5,000 weekly copies to start off and will be competing with the regions only daily, Serambi Indonesia, which lost much of its staff due to the tsunami (see previous posting).

Source: The Jakarta Post through Asia Media News Daily

Posted by john burke on August 19, 2005 at 04:37 PM | Permalink


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