Kedaulatan Rakyat

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Kedaulatan Rakyat
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) PT. BP Kedaulatan Rakyat
Founder(s) H. Samawi and M. Wonohito
Editor-in-chief Dr. Gun Nugroho Samawi
Managing editors Mussahada, Drs Hudono SH, Joko Budhiarto
Founded September 27, 1945
Headquarters Jl. P. Mangkubumi 40-42
Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Sister newspapers Koran Merapi, Minggu Pagi
ISSN 0852-6486
Website www.krjogja.com

Kedaulatan Rakyat (lit. People's Sovereignty, abbreviated as KR) is a daily newspaper in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The paper was founded by H. Soemadi and M. Wonohito. The first edition of the newspaper was published on September 27, 1945.

Initially, Kedaulatan Rakyat consisted of 16 pages. Recently, it has been the largest newspaper in Yogyakarta and southern Central Java, and its circulation reaches 125,000 copies. It is considered as the first newspaper to be published after Indonesian independence, and the oldest Indonesian newspaper still in print.

Its motto is Suara Hati Nurani Rakyat (the Voice of the People's Conscience).

History[edit]

KR is the second newspaper to be publish in Yogyakarta after the Javanese-language newspaper Sedya Tama, published biweekly. When Sedya Tama was banned by the Japanese, the Japanese army established a new newspaper called Sinar Matahari (Sunlight). Driven by the desire to publish an Indonesian-owned newspaper by the Indonesian government, after independence H. Soemadi, M. Wonohito and Sinar Matahari staff members - who were mostly Indonesian - took over the paper and established a new daily called Kedaulatan Rakyat. The phrase Kedaulatan Rakyat is taken from the Preamble to the 1945 Constitution.

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