Born as a child to a big family of academicians has made him what he is today. His grandfather – a professor of applied linguistic -from his father side, was a rector at a state-owned university in South Sumatra while his late father had a full appointment as a law lecturer in Jambi. His first academic appointment commenced in 2000 at a private college in Central Jakarta, four months after he finished his undergraduate study at Universitas Indonesia (UI) with a BA degree in Mass Communication. He taught some introduction subjects such as Introduction to Public Relations, Introduction to Communication Theories and Marketing Communication while working simultaneously as TV journalist at a national private TV station in East Jakarta, assigned at the Indonesian parliament office (DPR RI) covering political issues and international affairs. After spending two years as a journalist with the latest position as an Executive News Producer for international/diplomatic news, he decided to continue his study at the Graduate School of International Relations, School of Social and Political Science, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta and earned his MA in Diplomacy and Strategic Studies, with a thesis topic on The Bush Doctrine and Just War Theory and has been awarded as the best thesis at the School in the period of 1997-2004.
An active member of the highly regarded academic association in media and communication – International Association of Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), he attended conferences on a regular basis and conducted research papers both nationally and internationally in the area of specializations which are revolving around on the intersection between Communications and politics cum International relations. His current research topic – applying Critical Discourse Analysis and framing as primary methods – centres on how Indonesian mainstream media conduct news construction of Islamic religious groups since Indonesian reform era up to the present time.
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