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Dian Fatwa

2022 Fellow

Senior Advisor to the Chairman of MPR


Dian Fatwa is the Deputy Secretary General of the National Mandate Party of Indonesia (PAN). Prior to this role, Ms Fatwa spent 18 years in Australia as a professional senior executive at the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) in Melbourne Australia. She managed a diverse team overseeing Australia’s largest media network’s relationship with regional countries. She started her career as a TV news reporter, anchor, and documentary filmmaker in Indonesia. Her documentaries were nominated in numerous film festivals. During the pandemic, she established the Dapur Ibu Indonesia, a fresh and organic produce supplier linking smallholder farmers/producers to modern-trade and new markets.

Dian has been passionate about political activism for social justice and democracy since she was a teenager when her father was a political prisoner under the Suharto regime. Her commitment to public welfare is also evident from her volunteering for the Salvation Army’s Youth Street Program and Wesley Mission Victoria’s Children with Disabilities Support Program. Dian is a three-time cancer and Covid survivor.

Dian holds a Master of Corporate Environment and Sustainability Management degree from Monash University, Australia and a Bachelor in Journalism from Bandung Islamic University, Indonesia. She has also completed various leadership programs including the Asia Pacific Leadership (APLP) Program with the East-West Center, Hawaii, USA, the Asialink Leadership Program in Melbourne, Australia, and the Leadership for Environment and Development (LEAD) in Costa Rica and Zimbabwe.