Bambang Harymurti (chair) is a senior journalist and activist. He is former chief editor of Tempo and currently serves as a commissioner of its holding company, the TEMPO Media Group. Mr. Harymurti sits in the executive board of Indonesia’s Press Council and serves as media advisor to a number of media and information government agencies in the region, in consultation with UNESCO. He has been an Alfred Friendly Free Press Fellow, a Fulbright Fellow, a New Generation Fellow at the East West Center, an Edward S. Mason Fellow, and a Foreign Affairs Fellow with Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies. He has received numerous awards, including an Excellence in Journalism award from the Indonesian Observer Daily in 1997 and the East Java Pena Award from the Indonesian Journalist Association (PWI) in 2006.