BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – The forced eviction of residents’ houses of RW 11 Tamansari, Bandung, in 12 December 2019 is still vivid. The execution was chaotic, even the officers were suspected of carrying out repressive actions that violated human rights.
This series of evictions was then rewritten by Muhammad Rizal Fauzan, a student majoring in International Relations, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences (FISIP), Universitas Pasundan in an in-depth reporting entitled ‘Ironi: Bertahan di Tenah Reruntuhan Tamansari’.
His writing won the best long-news in the National Advanced Journalistic Training held by Student Press Institution (Lembaga Pers Mahasiswa, LPM) Estetika, Faculty of Language and Literature (Fakultas Bahasa dan Sastra, FBS), Universitas Negeri Makassar, 5-7 November 2021.
On the training, Rizal represented Unpas LPM Jumpa. He achieved a deeper understanding about digital journalism, data journalism, and investigation journalism to be implemented in the internal institution in order to be able to face challenge the disruption era.
“I chose the topic [reruntuhan Tamansari] because of its proximity. The secretary of LPM Jumpa is by chance in Campus II Tamansari, plus, the issue is still mostly discussed until now,” he said, on Monday, 15 November 2021.
Rizal compiled his in-depth report with his group colleagues from LPM Jelata STIE Amkop Makassar. However, he compiled all the raw data and writing himself, while his colleagues were in charge of editing and collecting them to the committee.
Wrapped in a humanist writing style, Riza described a story of a resident who is still struggling and surviving in the ruins, although the other construction of row-house is currently being run. He discussed about the eviction’s background, officers’ repressive action and Forum Tamansari Melawan as well.
“To compile the writing and report, I used the basic of data journalism based on the theme brought by PJTLN, which is ‘Jurnalisme Digital di Era Pandemi’; so I did not do the direct observation to the field. The process of collecting data to the finalization of in-depth reporting took more or less three days,” he continued.
Rizal said that the information he obtained during the training become an additional knowledge to develop the LPM (Jumpa), especially about the good and correct product of journalistic in the era of digital journalism.
“I share the knowledge to my colleagues in LPM to make our activity in the future run effectively. At least, we have already known it first that the product of journalistic is not always stiff-and-rigid, not always in the form of writing,” he explained.
The class-of-2020 student hoped that he could keep his writing spirit as well as bring the name LPM Jumpa especially and Unpas generally, more popular.
“I still have long journey. I need to keep creating and do not stick to my last winning. May the LPM Jumpa could be a place for learning and implementing the knowledge, move onward and work together,” he concluded. (Reta)*