The Jakarta Post


Online Edition

The Journal and Resource Center Of Indonesia Today

Going online has become a necessity for businesses, the media in particular, expecting to progress to the next millennium. Recent development in Indonesia shows that the Web is the future of news and information as evidenced by the increasing number of media publications available over the Internet.

As the largest English newspaper in Indonesia, The Jakarta Post has anticipated this trend and has dedicated a considerable amount of time and resources to preparing its website. We are proud to announce that the online version of our newspaper is now vailable on the Web. The Jakarta Post.com is more than just an extension of The Jakarta Post daily newspaper. As the name suggests, it also offers breaking news and a wealth of information on Indonesia. By providing up-to-date, in-depth accurate information and analyses, The Jakarta Post.com aspires to be a one-stop reference point on Indonesia that will serve both local and international audiences.

1. The Journal

The Journal is a special, free-of-charge version of The Jakarta Post. Having in mind an international audience interested in events taking place in Indonesia, this online version of the newspaper The Jakarta Post.com carries local stories that appear in the printed edition, and more. To meet public demand for real-time news, The Jakarta Post.com has news flashes which are updated as each story develops, as well as stock updates and the daily rupiah market rate.

Taking full advantage of the unlimited space available on the Web, The Jakarta Post.com also provides featured articles and special coverage that may not otherwise appear in the printed edition. Should readers miss something, our Weekly Roundup will keep them informed of recent past news that may have been important or of great interest to them. This feature is especially helpful to irregular visitors or newcomers to our website. A picture often says more than words can ever tell. Our Gallery unveils telling sights of great human interest as well as journalistic and artistic shots that have not made it into our printed edition due to space restraints. Here, visitors can browse for carefully selected photos for viewing or purchase. Another highlight is Today in Indonesian History, a paragraph on the opening screen containing historical events of the corresponding date in the past. To serve is one of our mottoes in creating this website. It is therefore a great pleasure for us to assist visitors to our site in dealing with Indonesian acronyms, one of the daily linguistic problems that confront both Indonesians and foreigners. This section provides users with English translations of common acronyms. As a one-stop reference point, The Jakarta Post.com offers linkages to selected government as well as non-governmental institutions and organizations, research centers, and the country's best universities.

2. Resource Center

Our Resource Center will become an important reference for anyone looking for complete and accurate information on Indonesia. Researchers and Indonesianists will benefit greatly from this facility, which no other online media in Indonesia offers.

The Jakarta Post Archives. One of the Resource Center's most interesting features is its database-formatted archives, making The Jakarta Post.com the first and only online media in Indonesia to date with this facility. So far over 40,000 news articles from our printed edition are stored in our database, dating back to June 1994. The Post is presently undertaking an ambitious endeavor to digitalize and make available its stories right through to its first edition on April 25, 1983.

Who's Who in Indonesia. Editorialized biographical sketches of Indonesia's people of importance, plus head shots. People from all walks of life are represented here such as, among others, politicians, businesspeople, intellectuals, religious and public figures, lawyers, artists, actors and musicians.

Provincial Snapshots. As a window to Indonesia, The Jakarta Post.com provides basic information on Indonesia's 27 provinces, each accompanied with a map. We hope to further develop this section to provide users with information on business and investment opportunities in each province.

Company Profiles. This section is dedicated to Indonesian companies with both domestic and international reputations, in the hope that their exposure on our website will help them develop and expand their businesses. Our Company Profiles gives emphasis to credible Indonesian businesses of great potential but which, due to a lack of media exposure, remain relatively unknown compared to the country's conglomerates.

Laws and Regulations. A vast collection of laws and regulations issued since the founding of the Republic of Indonesia, this section is a must for businesspeople, foreign policy experts, researchers, writers and journalists whose work demands that they fully understand Indonesia's laws and regulations that affect their areas of interest and operation.

Outlook. Taylor-made for The Jakarta Post.com, Outlook provides in-depth reporting and analyses on hot issues by our editorial staff as well as by carefully selected and credible writers to enable visitors to completely grasp an issue.