Wow… The Magnificent Jakarta International Stadium

The grandiose Jakarta International Stadium Have you visited the newly-built Jakarta International Stadium (JIS)? I have. Last April 19, I attended the soft-launching of this magnificent venue. It is another achievement by Governor Anies Baswedan that can make his political opponents be more envious, since he has been touted as one of the strongest candidates … Continue reading Wow… The Magnificent Jakarta International Stadium

5 Tips Rahasia agar Disukai Orang Lain

Ini tips rahasia. Tapi tidak lagi menjadi rahasia bagi Vanessa van Edwards, yang banyak meneliti mengenai perilaku manusia. Dijuluki sebagai investigator perilaku manusia (human behavior), penulis buku “Captivate: The Science of Succeeding with People” ini mengelola situs Science of People. Selain itu, motivator dan trainer wanita yang beberapa kali tampil di acara TED Talks ini … Continue reading 5 Tips Rahasia agar Disukai Orang Lain

Formula E, Electric Car or Political Race?

Many of us may remember how Sebastian Vettel won the Formula One Malaysian Grand Prix at the Sepang International Circuit, Malaysia in 2017. Perhaps learning from Malaysia, Jakarta Governor Anies Baswedan thinks to held similar event in the capital city next June 2022 in the form of electric car racing Formula E. Although not as … Continue reading Formula E, Electric Car or Political Race?

Agenda Setting, Framing & Priming

Catatan kecil bagi Pembelajar Media dan Teori-teori Komunikasi Massa. Sejarah mencatat bahwa penelitian efek komunikasi menunjukkan adanya anggapan pengaruh media massa yang naik-turun. Awalnya, media massa dianggap punya pengaruh kepada khalayak (audience) secara sangat perkasa, lalu muncul pendapat bahwa efek media massa (selanjutnya ditulis ‘media’ saja) hanya terbatas, dan belakangan ini kembali muncul anggapan bahwa … Continue reading Agenda Setting, Framing & Priming

Memahami Publik

Catatan Soal PR dan Media Massa di Era Digital “Tulislah tema dan ‘lead’ artikel yang memancing pembaca, Mas,” saran seorang editor di sebuah portal berita pada saya beberapa tahun silam, “Yang keywords-nya menarik pembaca dan mesin pencari Google.” Yang dimaksudnya adalah fokus tulisan dan frasa hendaknya mengacu pada apa yang diinginkan pembaca. Tentu saja itu … Continue reading Memahami Publik

‘City 4.0’ leads to happier Jakarta

THIS is about Jakarta and its governor, Anies Baswedan, who has been predicted by many as one of the strongest candidates for the next Indonesian presidency. By Syafiq Basri Assegaff  *)  The article was published in The New Straits Times, Malaysia, on 23 October 2021. (Pictures added separately, from other sources). Shadowed by the defence minister … Continue reading ‘City 4.0’ leads to happier Jakarta

In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta

Syafiq Basri Assegaff. The Jakarta Post, 13 November 2021. Harboring more than 70 percent of all commercial activities of the nation, Jakarta has been the main attraction to many since the first urbanization took place in the early 1950s. Jakarta is not only the place where every Indonesian – both experts and non-experts – is … Continue reading In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta

The Importance of Values in Building a Capital City

Anies Baswedan’s 5th Year is Coming This November will be the fifth year of Anies Baswedan administration. Apart from being one of the strongest candidates in the next 2024 presidential race, the Jakarta governor has been watched closely by many who want to ascertain whether he has delivered as much as he promised during the … Continue reading The Importance of Values in Building a Capital City

Hoax, Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19

Artikel ini aslinya dimuat pada harian Kompas, Senin 21 Juni 2021 (halaman 7) dengan judul "Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19" -- klik di sini. Perlu sekitar 5 menit untuk membaca tulisan 1400-an kata ini. Ini adalah tentang infodemi. Terma tentang fenomena adanya ‘wabah informasi kesehatan’, yang belakangan dipenuhi fakta palsu yang menyesatkan. Banyak bukti menunjukkan dampak … Continue reading Hoax, Bahaya Infodemi dan Covid-19

The Tale of Kampung Akuarium

Why live in one of the world's most populated capital cities if you continue to get evicted because the local government says you are occupying its land illegally? Despite being there since the 1970s, how can you live there comfortably knowing your children's future is at stake, with no fair access to primary life services? … Continue reading The Tale of Kampung Akuarium

List of Publications

Please find many articles in English and Indonesian languages published in the following media: English Publications: The Jakarta Post: The Jakarta Post, 13 November 2021 -- In search of a humane face of megalopolitan Jakarta.The Jakarta Post, 23 June 2021 -- Flattening the Curve by Increasing Perceived Risk. The Jakarta Post, 2 June 2021 -- … Continue reading List of Publications

You Want Me to Turn Back from this “Mudik”? No Way!

By: Syafiq Basri Assegaff. [The writer is a medical doctor who teaches at the LSPR Communication & Business Institute in Jakarta.] It needs 5 minutes to read. Please check the original article in the Jakarta Post (3 May 2021) which was also republished by The Star Malaysia (9 May 2012) via this link. In the … Continue reading You Want Me to Turn Back from this “Mudik”? No Way!