Citra Dyah Prastuti to join CAUSINDY 2014

CAUSINDY is pleased to announce that Citra Dyah Prastuti, the Editor of KBR’s online platform, will be joining the conference panel on ‘Portrayals in the Media’.

citra profileCitra spent some time in Australia on a fellowship with ABC Radio National, where her reporting has included an insightful one-hour long radio documentary on ‘Timor’s Lost Generation’, broadcast in 2012.

‘Timor’s Lost Generation’ gave a unique perspective into the legacy behind East Timorese children who were taken from their families during of Indonesia’s occupation of East Timor. The moving program takes listeners on a journey with those belonging to the lost generation of East Timorese returning to find their families and reconnecting with their lost heritage.

Citra’s passion for journalism has led her to pursue stories on issues of tolerance and pluralism in Indonesia. Now, she leads KBR’s online news website She believes it is important to boost the public’s understanding about cultural and religious differences in Indonesia.

“It’s a super important issue for Indonesia, but not many mainstream media [outlets] are [talking about] this issue too much,” she said.

CAUSINDY looks forward to hearing Citra Dyah Prastuti’s thoughts and perspectives on the media panel session held on the 14thof September. As the power of media in Australia and Indonesia has the potential to influence public perceptions, with Citra’s input the discussion at the CAUSINDY media panel session will surely be an insightful one.

Samantha Yap,

Samantha is a broadcast journalist and producer who is passionate about covering issues in the Asia-Pacific region. She has gained journalism experience in Jakarta, Melbourne, Hong Kong and Kuala Lumpur. Her work has been featured on SBS News, Australia Network, ABC News 24 and Tempo TV. She's also had work experience with Al Jazeera Network.