About Us

The Parrot is an online news magazine with the Indonesian perspective on politics, economy, culture and other issues. We provide fresh insights into current affairs in Indonesia.


the parrot crew
From left to right: Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata, Ahmad Pathoni and Dewi Kurniawati.


Ahmad Pathoni: A journalist who has written for international media outlets for almost two decades. He spent eight years as a correspondent for Agence France-Presse (AFP). After  a two-year stint at Reuters and six months as an editor at the Jakarta Globe, he joined Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), where he has been Indonesia correspondent since 2009.

Follow him on twitter: @apathoni

Dewi Kurniawati: A multi award-winning journalist with experience working for national and international media outlets for more than a decade. She graduated cum laude from graduate school of International Relations Department at the University of Indonesia (UI), majoring in terrorism and  international security on a full funded scholarship from The British Council Indonesia in 2010.

Follow her on Twitter: @juraganbebek

Ismira Lutfia Tisnadibrata: An alumna of the graduate school of communications at Universitas Indonesia and a freelance journalist, contributing for Arab News, AmCham Indonesia, Bangkok Post, BenarNews, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), NHK, and Thailand’s news channel Spring News. Her byline appeared in The Jakarta Post, Global Health and Travel, Khabar Southeast Asia, Rappler and Southeast Asia Globe. During her stint at the Jakarta Globe, she received honorable mentions at international and local journalism awards and was a recipient of the Paramadina-Medco journalism fellowship in 2011.

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