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#54642 - 25 Jun 07 16:22 JP/French govt to honor journalist Goenawan
KuKuKaChu Moderator Offline
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French govt to honor journalist Goenawan

JAKARTA (JP):The French government will honor prominent Indonesian journalist and noted poet and writer Goenawan Mohamad with the Chevalier dans L'ordre des Arts et des Lettres award.

The French Embassy in Jakarta announced Ambassador Catherine Boivineau will present the award to Goenawan on Monday, in a ceremony at the ambassador's residence in South Jakarta.

Goenawan, the former chief editor of Tempo news magazine, received the prestigious Professor A. Teeuw award from the Netherlands in 1993.

That same year, Goenawan -- who will turn 66 next month --was selected for a Nieman Fellowship to study at Harvard University in the United States.

For his exemplary journalistic work, the Stanley Foundation's publication, World Press Review, selected Goenawan as "International Editor of the Year" in 1999.

The honor, according to the Review, goes to an editor working outside the U.S., who displays courage and leadership in advancing press freedom and human rights, as well as boosting excellence in journalism.

It is a tradition for France to honor artists, writers, journalists and activists from all over the world every year.

Last week, Ambassador Boivineau presented the same award to Jakarta Paris Forum executive Winarsih Arifin for his efforts to enhance ties between the two countries.

Other Indonesians who have been honored by France over the years include singer Anggun, academic Ida Sundari Husen, Culture and Tourism Ministry secretary-general Sapta Nirwandar and a former chief editor of The Jakarta Post, Raymond Toruan.
KuKuKaChu: dangerously too sophisticated

#54785 - 27 Jun 07 14:34 Re: JP/French govt to honor journalist Goenawan [Re: KuKuKaChu]
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I'm pretty sure that they will actually "honour" him .
I also made a vegetarian version,with tempe and tofu chunks for myself and others.Get over it.

#54790 - 27 Jun 07 14:49 Re: JP/French govt to honor journalist Goenawan [Re: Capt. Mainwaring]
Dilli Offline
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Here is a British singer who was honoured by the French...

I give you the terrible - Eartha Kitt


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