Republika (Indonesian newspaper)

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Republika headquarters
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Mahaka X
Editor-in-chiefIrfan Junaidi
Associate editorSubroto
News editorElba Damhuri
Founded4 January 1993
Ceased publication31 December 2022 (print)
HeadquartersJalan Warung Buncit Raya 37, South Jakarta
Circulation20,000 (2021)
Republika Online
Available inIndonesian, English
Launched1994 (1994)
Current statusActive

Republika was an Indonesian national daily newspaper. The newspaper was known, and described itself, as a publication for the Muslim community.[1] The paper ceased publication in December 2022 and transitioned to online.[2]


Republika was founded in 1992 and the first edition was published on January 4, 1993, by Yayasan Abdi Bangsa, a foundation supported by Ikatan Cendekiawan Muslim Indonesia (ICMI), which at the time was chaired by B. J. Habibie (1936–2019). After B. J. Habibie ceased being president in 1999, and in line with declining of the ICMI's political role, the majority of ownership was taken by Mahaka Media in late 2000. Republika then was published by PT Republika Media Mandiri and has become a general Indonesian newspaper.


  • Koran Masyarakat Baru (1993-2002)
  • Akrab & Cerdas (2002-2022)


  1. ^ Hefner, Robert W. (October 1997). "Print Islam: Mass Media and Ideological Rivalries among Indonesian Muslims". Indonesia. Southeast Asia Program Publications at Cornell University. 64: 77–103. doi:10.2307/3351436. hdl:1813/54130. JSTOR 3351436. Retrieved 7 April 2012. On December 30, 1996, a few dozen protesters gathered to demonstrate outside the offices of Indonesia's leading Islamic newspaper, Republika, in the southern suburbs of the capital city of Jakarta.
  2. ^ "Akhir Tahun Ini, Harian "Republika" Tinggalkan Edisi Koran". Kompas (in Indonesian). 16 December 2022. Retrieved 20 December 2022.

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