Name

Wahyu Dhyatmika

Contact

Editor-in-Chief, Tempo.co

Wahyu is the editor in chief of Tempo.co, Indonesia. In 2015, he led the Panama Papers reporting in Indonesia, the collaborative cross borders investigative project initiated by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ). In that project, Tempo managed to expose links between several prominent names in Indonesian business and political landscape with the hidden offshore financial structure in Panama. That story was soon followed by other leaks from ICIJ, such as Paradise Papers, Implant Files and Mauritius Leaks. Now, Wahyu is developing collaborative investigative projects with several media in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. He is also instrumental in fellowship programs for journalists and students across Indonesia to work as investigative reporters in Tempo’s newsroom. In 2017, with several other editor-in-chiefs of independent media in Indonesia, Wahyu initiated IndonesiaLeaks.id, a platform for whistle-blowers so they can securely send documents or insights of possible hidden scandals to newsrooms across the country. Realizing Indonesian general election is under attack by massive mis/disinformation campaign, in 2018, with the support of Google, Mafindo, and several other newsrooms, Wahyu involved in the creation of CekFakta.com, a collaborative fact-checking initiative. Wahyu is also on the board of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia where he is in charge of partnership and international relations. He is also the Secretary General of Indonesia Cyber Media Association (AMSI) a newly formed organization for digital media in Indonesia. Wahyu believes in journalism as a conversation between the public and the newsroom. That is why he always excited to experiment with different forms of citizen reporting (crowdsourcing) in various digital platforms to find a better way for journalism to serve the public interest in the digital age.

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