Indonesia’s campaign trail approaches blogger


There was an interesting development in Indonesia’s political landscape: a campaign team invited a blogger to “cover” their electoral campaigning in Makassar and Palembang.

Campaigning season for Indonesia’s third general elections since the fall of the Suharto dictatorship already kicked-off last week.

My colleague Ong Hock Chuan wrote:

2009 may go down in history as the year in which New Media took a quantum jump into acceptability.

Last night Vice President Jusuf Kalla, who’s taken to blogging in, called for a meet up (kopdar as they say in Indonesia) with bloggers.

In the meantime, his handlers have invited Enda Nasution, one of Indonesia’s top bloggers who sometimes is also called the father of Blogging in Indonesia, to “cover” his electoral campaigning in Makassar and Palembang. Good one Enda, you’re blazing a new trail here for Twitters, Plurkers and bloggers.

Bravo blogger! :-)

[via Unspun]


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