Festival Program


Workshop: Building Narrative in Long-Form Journalism

Sun 1 Sep, 2.30pm
The Wheeler Centre, Workshop Space

Journalistic content faces a challenging market – one disrupted or dictated by algorithms, shareability and proliferation of information. As a result, journalists are consequently refining their storytelling abilities and experimenting with form. Andreas Harsono, Human Rights Watch researcher and former editor of Indonesian magazine Pantau, shares his expertise in planning, structuring and building long-form narrative.

A creative collaboration with Writers Victoria

Andreas Harsono is supported by Human Rights Watch and Monash University Publishing


2 hours 30 minutes


Session Artists

Andreas Harsono, author of a number of books, began his career as a reporter for the Bangkok-based Nation and the Kuala Lumpur-based Star newspapers. In the 1990s, he helped establish Jakarta’s Alliance of Independent Journalists and of the South East Asia Press Alliance in Bangkok. Since 2008 he has covered Indonesia for Human Rights Watch.

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