M Ramond Eka Putra Usman

2022 IVLP Impact Award Project: Citizen Journalism Training for "Making Creative Content through Citizen Media"Indonesia

M Ramond Eka Putra Usman is currently active in the professional organization named Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI). He is currently the deputy regional coordinator for AJI on the island of Sumatra, Indonesia. He previously served as the chairman of the AJI in Jambi City, Indonesia. Ramond's daily activities include being a freelance journalist, and his journalistic work has been published in Tempo Magazine, CNN Indonesia and IDN Times. He was one of the examiners of the Journalist Competency Test from the Press Council. He obtained several awards from his journalistic work. Apart from being a journalist, Ramond also actively collaborates with community organizations on environment, history and culture. 

IVLP Impact Award Project: Citizen Journalism Training for "Making Creative Content through Citizen Media"

The purpose of the project was to invite citizen journalists to make creative content through citizen media.  15 participants were able to apply the knowledge that they gained during the training to serve the community or area where they live. Thus, citizen journalists become and serve as alternative media for the public to obtain information. In addition, citizen journalists learned to spear-head the prevention of negative content and hoaxes that often come from social media.

IVLP Exchange Experience

Ramond was a participant in the IVLP Project Current Trends in Reporting: US-Chinese Relations A Project for Indonesia, organized by the U.S. Department of State and the American Councils for International Education.

Ramond' s exchange experience led to the development of his IVLP Impact Award Project: "I made many new friends and experiences through my IVLP. By exchanging information and experiences, I increased my knowledge, which then can be used and developed in my activities as a journalist."

U.S. Communities Visited Virtually

Los Angeles, CA; Washington, DC; Honolulu, HI; Minot, ND

Country: Indonesia

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