Five mass media have received Anugerah Fortakgama Award from Universitas Gadjah Mada on Friday (7/27) at Sutan Raja Hotel in Soreang, Bandung Regency, West Java. The award was handed by Vice-Rector for Human Resources and Asset, Prof. Dr. Bambang Agus Kironoto and Executive Secretary, Gugup Kismono, MBA., Ph.D. The award-winning media are Andreas Fitri Atmoko from Antara for the category of best photo journalist, Kedaulatan Rakyat as the print media that publishes UGM the most, RRI as the most active radio to broadcast UGM, and Tribunnews.com as the online media that reports UGM the most.
Bambang Agus Kironoto congratulated the five representatives of Anugerah Fortakgama awardees. He opined, the journalists as members of UGM Journalist Forum or Fortakgama are important in publishing the entire activities done by UGM academicians.
According to Bambang, intensive media publication has always brought every policy making process by UGM executives to the community’s attention. Therefore, each is done precisely and carefully. “It is interesting to publish all activities by UGM as the largest university in Indonesia. When it comes to crucial matters, UGM policies always become the spotlight.”
He added that UGM will continue inviting mass media to openly observe several lecturer and student activities in the community service program (KKN-PPM). KKN program is a strategy for students to apply the knowledge they gained from the campus. “We hope the students can inspire the local community to become better.”
Gugup Kismono, said that good cooperation with journalists is expected to build a positive image for UGM as a campus with strong commitment in national and human development. “Since the establishment, UGM has committed to support national and human development. UGM should act first in case of disaster and so far media partners have reported it properly.”
Agus Utantoro, Metro TV journalist, appreciated UGM policy that involves journalists in reviewing student and lecturer field activities during community service. Aside from publications, these visits can also expand the journalists’ insight.