04 Dec 2019
Ismid Hadad, a representative figure from Angkatan 66, was given a lifetime achievement award by the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) on Wednesday, April 12, 2019, at the 2019 KPI Award ceremony. According to KPI, Ismid Hadad made a significant contribution to the Indonesian broadcasting industry through both his ideas and work.
Ismid was the Central Indonesian Student Action Unit’s (KAMI) Head of Information Bureau. He spearheaded the founding of several radio stations with ties to the conflict at the time through KAMI, including Radio Amanat Penderitaan Rakyat and Radio Arif Rahman Hakim. A number of new radios appear as a result of the establishment of this station.
Ismid established the Association of Indonesian Private Commercial Broadcast Radio Associations (PRSSNI) following the advent of numerous radio stations that dislodged RRI and TVRI from their position of dominance. Additionally, he was initially planned to serve as the General Chairperson of PRSSNI.
“RRI and TVRI are the only platforms where the history of broadcasting is currently available. The monopoly was destroyed as a result of the fight of friends, known at the time as Force 66, after which Radio Ampera and Arif Rahman Hakim were established. Following then, broadcasting evolved till it is now, when broadcasts contain more than just RRI and TVRI. Private TV channels and a lot of radio stations are present here,” Ismid stated after accepting the honor.
In addition, Ismid Hamid is recognized for founding LP3ES (Institute for Economic and Social Research, Education, and Information) and serving as its executive director from 1975 to 1980. Additionally, he serves as the Chairman of the KEHATI Foundation’s (Biological Diversity Foundation) Leadership Council.
Ismid is really concerned with journalistic and broadcasting difficulties at LP3ES. He established Youth Education Radio in Jakarta to serve young people who had left school, the unemployed, and residents of slum regions as evidence. Prisma magazine, a periodical of outstanding socioeconomic thought, is also produced by Ismid.