Herawati Diah

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Herawati DIah
Born Siti Latifah Herawati Diah
(1917-04-03)3 April 1917
Tanjung Pandan, Belitung
Died 30 September 2016(2016-09-30) (aged 99)
Jakarta, Indonesia
Occupation journalist
Notable credit(s) founder, Indonesian Observer newspaper, Yayasan Binacarita Indonesia (foundation for education)
Spouse(s) B.M. Diah
Children three

Siti Latifah Herawati Diah (3 April 1917[1] – 30 September 2016) was an Indonesian journalist.

Herawati Diah graduated from Barnard College in 1941,[2] the first Indonesian woman to graduate from a university in the United States.[3]

In 1955, she and her husband B.M. Diah founded The Indonesian Observer.[4]

Diah died in September 2016 at the age of 99.[5]


Herawati Diah's husband was the late B.M. Diah. She had three children; two daughters and one son.


  • An Endless Journey: Reflections of an Indonesian Journalist. PT Equinox Publishing, 2005. ISBN 979-3780-06-1


  1. ^ TokohIndonesia.com article on Herawati Diah
  2. ^ Barnard College Barnard Magazine Spring 2005
  3. ^ Merrillees, Scott (2015). Jakarta: Portraits of a Capital 1950-1980. Jakarta: Equinox Publishing. ISBN 9786028397308. 
  4. ^ "INDONESIA: Surabaya Post, Observer close over financial problems." Pacific Media Watch webpage Accessed 17 February 2007.
  5. ^ http://www.thejakartapost.com/news/2016/09/30/senior-journo-herawati-diah-passes-away.html