Republika (Indonesian newspaper)

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Republika headquarters
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mahaka Media
Editor-in-chiefIrfan Junaidi
Associate editorSubroto
News editorElba Damhuri
Founded1992 (1992)
HeadquartersJakarta, Indonesia
Republika Online
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Available inIndonesian, English
Alexa rank60 in Indonesia,
5,356 globally[1]
Launched1994 (1994)

Republika is an Indonesian national daily newspaper. The newspaper is known, and described itself, as a publication for Muslim community.[2]

Republika was founded in 1992 and the first edition was published on January 3, 1993, by Yayasan Abdi Bangsa, a foundation that supported by Ikatan Cendekiawan Muslim Indonesia (ICMI), which at the time was chaired by B. J. Habibie. After B. J. Habibie ceased being president in 1999, and in line with declining of the ICMI's political role, the majority of ownership was taken by Mahaka Media in late 2000.

Today, Republika is published by PT Republika Media Mandiri, a subsidiary of Mahaka Media, and has become a general newspaper.


  1. ^ "". Alexa. Retrieved 7 April 2012.
  2. ^ Hefner, Robert W. (October 1997). "Print Islam: Mass Media and Ideological Rivalries among Indonesian Muslims". Indonesia. Southeast Asia Program Publications at Cornell University. 64: 77–103. doi:10.2307/3351436. hdl:1813/54130. JSTOR 3351436. Retrieved 7 April 2012. On December 30, 1996, a few dozen protesters gathered to demonstrate outside the offices of Indonesia's leading Islamic newspaper, Republika, in the southern suburbs of the capital city of Jakarta.

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