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Budiono Darsono

Budiono Darsono is the man behind the success of Indonesia’s first and biggest news portal, Born in Semarang on October 1, 1961, Budiono has a background in journalism with more than 25 years’ experience. He was a senior reporter for Tempo, Tabloid Detik, Berita Buana newspaper and the executive editor for SCTV Group. The name “detik” was his idea, which translates into the speedy delivery of information and news.  

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