(1959, Malang, East Java) studied economy and worked as a journalist/researcher for a regional newspaper in Central Java. Since 1987 he has been working with the Indonesian department of the Dutch Radio World Service, starting as a programme maker. Since then he has been responsible for the current affairs programme, broadcast daily in Indonesian. In the 1980s he was a correspondent for a number of Indonesian media. Over the years Joss Wibisono has specialized in Dutch Indonesian relations. He has also done research into the influence of the army on political and economic life in Indonesia and Indonesian federalism. Wibisono is an expert in the field of gamelan ( (traditional Balinese and Javanese music) on western music.
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The past is what has been, governments cherish hush-hush policies, but history remains alive in the family memory. How do younger generations look at the making of Indonesia? What is left of the aspirations of their parents? Has the decolonization process been completed? Young writer Nukila Amal projected herself in the time and looked at the past through her father's eyes. In addition she gave her own view on history. Roaming the streets past buildings, streets and squares the Jakartan poet Zeffry Alkatiri brought images from past and present to life. In his collection Dari Batavia sampai Jakarta, 1619-1999 he describes the eventful history of the Indonesian capital. His poems were framed by historical and contemporary film and sound material about Batavia and Jakarta. Martin de Vletter of the Dutch Architecture Institute did comment on the images and talked with Zeffry Alkatiri. Joss Wibisono hosted the conversation. Dutch and English spoken.