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KBR68H Lauded for Development Work

Jakarta news station is the 2008–2009 King Baudouin Development Prize winner

Indonesian news station Kantor Berita Radio 68H (KBR68H) has won the 2008–2009 King Baudouin International Development Prize.

The Jakarta-based station was singled out, according to the board of governors of the King Baudouin Foundation, “for its contribution to a sustainable development based on the strengthening of democracy, tolerance and citizen participation, by producing and disseminating qualitative information through a network of local radio stations and by promoting professional ethics in the media world.”

The prize, which is presented biannually and includes an award of €150,000, honors development work in the southern hemisphere or to work that builds solidarity between industrialized and developing nations.

The award will be presented in Belgium on 19 May.