Innovative Storytelling: Indonesian Presidential Election and May 13 Riot

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Innovative Storytelling: Indonesian Presidential Election and May 13 Riot


Two established digital journalists from Jakarta and Kuala Lumpur will share their experience in adapting new reporting and storytelling approaches on the Indonesian presidential election the 1969 May 13 riot.

Event details:

Name: Innovative Storytelling: Indonesian Presidential Election and May 13 Riot
Date: June 15, 2019 (Saturday)
Time: 9:30am to 12:30pm
Venue: Google Malaysia, 20th Floor, Axiata Tower, No 9 Jalan Stesen 5, KL Sentral 50470, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
Organiser: Hacks/Hackers Kuala Lumpur, supported by Google Malaysia.

Who’s speaking?

1. Mayuri Mei Lin
- Interactive Journalist (East Asia) at BBC World Service based in Jakarta

2. Aidila Razak
- Special report editor of Malaysiakini
- Member of Kini News Lab

What will happen?

Mayuri will talk about how the BBC World Service and other Indonesian media covered the recent Indonesian presidential election with technology and innovative approaches.

She will also share about the general trend of the Indonesian media in reporting the election and some cool experiments the local media did to produce better reporting.

Aidila will talk about the process of working on the 50th-anniversary May 13 riot project, what were the techniques used to bring the readers back to the old Kuala Lumpur, what were the challenges and how did they overcome them.

Who is encouraged to attend?

If you are a journalist who has some crazy story ideas and wants to tell it in a more interesting and engaging way or a developer who works for a media organisation that promotes innovative storytelling, you are most welcomed to attend the event.
If you are none of them but you are interested in marrying technology with journalism, this is also for you.

Who are we?

We are a network of journalists (“hacks”) and technologists (“hackers”) based in Kuala Lumpur/Klang Valley who explore, rethink and help to shape the future of news and information.

What do we do?

Our primary mission is to exchange and spread knowledge, information and ideas on journalism and technology. Activities in the pipeline include workshops, talks and demo days.

What is H/H?

Hacks/Hackers is a rapidly expanding international grassroots journalism organization with dozens of chapters and thousands of members across four continents.

Journalists sometimes call themselves “hacks,” a tongue-in-cheek term for someone who can churn out words in any situation. Hackers use the digital equivalent of duct tape to whip out code. Hacks/Hackers tries to bridge those two worlds. It’s for hackers exploring technologies to filter, visualize and distribute information, and for hacks who use technology to find and tell stories. Hacks/Hackers is a digital community of people who seek to inspire each other, share information (and code) and collaborate to invent the future of media and journalism.