*Pers Sebagai Alat Revolusi dan “New Emerging Forces disadur dari pidato Djawoto (terlampir)
Djawoto terpilih sebagai Sekretaris Jenderal Persatuan Wartawan Asia-Afrika pada tanggal 24 April 1963 atas keputusan Konferensi Wartawan Asia-Afrika yang diadakan di Jakarta. Setelah Djawoto diangkat jadi Duta Besar untuk Republik Rakyat Tiongkok pada pertengahan tahun 1964, maka jabatan sehari-hari sekretariat jenderal ditangani oleh Joesoef Isak. Tercatat pula jurnalis Umar Said menjadi bendahara asosiasi wartawan ini.
Pandangan Djawoto Tentang Peran Pers
Pembukaan Akademi Jurnalistik DR Rivai
Pokok-pokok Ceramah Djawoto Ketua Pengurus Pusat PWI
simak lebih jauh tentang Djawoto, Joesoef Isak dan Umar Said
Terutama periksa Memoar Umar Said khusususnya Bab 4 – Wartawan di Forum Internasional
The AAJA was short lived in Indonesia. The 1965 regime change and the ensuing violent nation-wide anti-communist campaign shattered the apparatus of the AAJA, with its staff members either persecuted in Indonesia or forced into exile overseas. Joesef Isak was detained without trial by the Suharto regime for ten years and started to fight for press freedom once he was released. In the 1980s, Joesef Isak directed the publication and translation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s Buru Quartet, probably the most renowned literature work of modern Indonesia in the world. Djawoto, on the other hand, attempted to resurrect the AAJA under the protective wings of Beijing. But the stifling atmosphere of the Cultural Revolution (1966–1976) proved unbearable for the Indonesian journalists who yearned for political freedom
Originating from the 1955 Bandung Conference, the Afro-Asian Journalists’ Association (AAJA) promoted international collaboration among journalists in newly independent countries. Built on an inclusive foundation of peaceful co-existence, the AAJA contributed to the development of expansive global information networks, lively intellectual traffic, and rich visual arts among Afro-Asian nations. However, the cosmopolitanism of its early years was later undermined by the decline of constitutional democracy in Indonesia and a lack of cohesion among Afro-Asian nations. After the September Thirtieth Movement in Indonesia in 1965, the AAJA relocated to Beijing and was mobilized by the Chinese state to promote the P.R.C. as the leader of an embittered Third World’s battle against American imperialism and Soviet revisionism. In the early 1970s, ideological fervor began abating in China. During this time, Mao’s reframing of the three worlds, which was based on developmental measurements, redirected the AAJA’s Third World discourse to issues of modernization until its quiet dissolution in 1974. The history of the AAJA demonstrates the complex and often conflicted ways in which two important post-colonial states – Indonesia and China – conceptualized “the Third World” and formulated media representations during the Cold War.
*diprodusi setelah periode kepengurusan teman-teman Indonesia kocar-kacir karena kudeta Suharto (dan kemudian pergantian rezim). Djawoto dan Umar Said terdampar sebagai eksil dan Joesoef Isak dipenjarakan Orba
simak 700 ‘entry’ lainnya pada link berikut
Road to Justice : State Crimes after Oct 1st 1965 (Jakartanicus)