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PR Wire is part of ANTARA News Agency, the leading supplier of news to the local and international media based in Indonesia. PR Wire is set up as a commercial unit to deliver press releases to ANTARA's subscribers of more than 100 daily newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, and the media throughout Indonesia, as well as to a comprehensive list of foreign media.

It is the only news release service in Indonesia to offer newswire delivery of information direct to the computer screens of the country's major media. Apart from news releases, PR Wire also distributes photo releases. All news matters distributed will be directly posted on Antara's website.

Backed up by Antara's editorial department, PR Wire operates daily Monday to Friday from 9 am to 5 pm local time or 4 pm to 12 pm GMT. It is closed on weekends and public holidays (unless there are special requests to handle no-delay releases).

Incoming releases are immediately distributed to the media after translation into the Indonesian language. Translation time is two hours on average for a 500-word substance. Copies of translated items are sent back to AsiaNet Operations in Sydney, to be posted on the AsiaNet website. Indonesia is a country of more than 200 million people with a current economic growth of 3.5 percent.

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Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil

Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil

City's innovation can not be standardized: Bandung mayor

Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Bandung Mayor Ridwan Kamil stated that innovation in the area could not be standardized between one city to another city due to culture, needs, and sociological communities in each region.

"Now with the freedom of our regional autonomy (the officers) can improvise and innovate for solutions. In Bandung or Bantaeng have different solutions," Ridwan Kamil said here on Tuesday night.

Ridwan Kamil became a speaker in a discussion titled "Dialogue of Democracy: From Local to Indonesia" in Jakarta, Tuesday.

He remarked if 500 regencies/cities in Indonesia improvised and innovated in the development of the region, it would affected the advancement of Indonesia.

"Great Indonesia can be realized sooner if the head of regencies improvise in the development of the region," Ridwan affirmed.

Ridwan believed that the meaning of unity in diversity was in the regional autonomy. Each leaders could innovate to develop their region based on culture, needs, and sociological communities.

In Bandung, Ridwan gave the budget for community unit (RW) to build their own territory innovatively.

"I translate regional autonomy in Bandung to the RW. The RW has the power and budget to make a change," he explained.