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PR Wire is part of ANTARA News Agency, the leading supplier of news to the local and international media based in Indonesia. PR Wire is set up as a commercial unit to deliver press releases to ANTARA's subscribers of more than 100 daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and the media throughout Indonesia, as well as to a comprehensive list of foreign media.

It is the only news release service in Indonesia to offer newswire delivery of information direct to the computer screens of the country's major media. Apart from news releases, PR Wire also distributes photo releases. All news matters distributed will be directly posted on Antara's website.

Backed up by Antara's editorial department, PR Wire operates daily Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm local time or 4 pm to 12 pm GMT. It is closed on weekends and public holidays (unless there are special requests to handle no-delay releases).

Incoming releases are immediately distributed to the media after translation into the Indonesian language. Translation time is two hours on average for a 500-word substance. Copies of translated items are sent back to AsiaNet Operations in Sydney, to be posted on the AsiaNet website. Indonesia is a country of more than 200 million people with a current economic growth of 3.5 percent.

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Documentation - A worker paints the building of ANTARA Photojournalism Gallery in Pasar Baru, Jakarta, (August 14, 2019).

Documentation - A worker paints the building of ANTARA Photojournalism Gallery in Pasar Baru, Jakarta, (August 14, 2019).

ANTARA News Agency to build modern journalism complex in Pasar Baru

Jakarta (ANTARA) - ANTARA News Agency will build a modern journalism complex in the historical Pasar Baru area, Central Jakarta, which will depict journalism during Indonesia's independence struggle and facilitate a community forum to support national journalism development.

"The groundbreaking will be carried out on December 13, 2022, coinciding with the 85th anniversary of the ANTARA News Agency," President Director of ANTARA News Agency Meidyatama Suryodiningrat explained here on Sunday.

The construction of the modern journalism complex is related to a plan to move ANTARA's main office from Wisma ANTARA to the Pasar Baru Complex.

ANTARA News Agency was founded on December 13, 1937 by four imminent figures - Adam Malik, AM Sipahoetar, Soemanang, and Pandoe Kartawigoena, as a means of voicing resistance and a fight against colonizers.

The visionary ideals of the four became the inspiration for the modern journalistic complex, which is a revitalization of ANTARA's historic building located on Antara Street, Pasar Baru, where the news of Indonesian Independence Declaration was broadcast by ANTARA journalists 77 years ago.

"ANTARA News Agency kundur (go back home) by building a new icon that reflects the transformation of a 21st-century news agency," Suryodiningrat said.

He added that the new icon is expected to affirm ANTARA's dedication to Indonesia even before the Independence.

ANTARA's long 85-year journey of capturing every national historic event will be shown in the details of the complex design that will have public-accessible and environment-friendly functions.

The journalism complex icon will underline the transition of historical buildings to contemporary buildings considering its location near many historical or cultural symbols of Jakarta, such as the Istiqlal Mosque, Jakarta Cathedral, Jakarta Arts Building, and the Pos Bloc Complex.

Suryodiningrat said, the complex will consist of two parts, namely the former Aneta building which has been abandoned for 30 years, and the ANTARA Photojournalism Gallery (GFJA) building.