SOUTHEAST ASIA ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER; EDITOR IN CHIEF, TEMPO MAGAZINE (INDONESIA)
Wahyu Dhyatmika has been covering politics, society, the economy, city issues and current affairs in Indonesia since 2000. He is currently Editor-in-Chief for Tempo Magazine, the flagship outlet of Tempo Media Group.
During the 2019 Indonesian general and presidential election, Wahyu Dhyatmika and his colleagues founded CekFakta.com, the first fact-checking collaboration platform in Indonesia. He was also part of the initial team that founded IndonesiaLeaks.id, the only whistle-blower secure platform in Indonesia.
Dhyatmika helped usher Tempo's transformation into a digital newsroom. He was part of Tempo's winning team at the Final Editors Lab hackathon organized by the Global Editors Network in 2016. The same year, Tempo organized the first ever media hackathon in Indonesia.
He also helped start a platform called TempoSMS, which calls for training local and marginalised communities across the country to send text messages about facts they believe are important to their community. Now it has developed into TempoWitness, an interactive citizen journalism platform where the public gets to decide what needs to be reported on.
In addition to the above professional achievements, Dhyatmika is an activist at The Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI), a journalists association and press union that promotes independent journalism, and freedom of the press. He is also the Secretary General for the Association for Indonesian Media Cyber (AMSI). Dhyatmika was a 2014-2015 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University and he currently teaches Data Journalism at Universitas Indonesia and Universitas Multimedia Nusantara (UMN).