New Jakarta daily wants Global reputation

An ambitious new daily newspaper hit Indonesian newsstands for the first time today.

The Jakarta Globe will be published in English – meaning its main competition will be the stalwart Jakarta Post.

“We want to be compared to The South China Morning Post, The Straits Times and The Bangkok Post, as well as anything in the local market,” said the paper’s editor, Lin Neumann, in an Agence-France Presse piece about the newspaper’s launch – which is the lead story on the Globe’s website today.

Local billionaire James Riady is funding the Globe, which is a 48-page full-colour broadsheet.

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