|Owner(s)||Suara Merdeka Network|
|Founded||11 February 1950|
|Headquarters||Menara Suara Merdeka
Jl. Pandanaran 30
Semarang, Jawa Tengah
Suara Merdeka was founded by H. Hetami, which also became chief editor, on 11 February 1950 as the evening daily newspaper. He was assisted by three reporters: HR. Wahjoedi, Soelaiman, and Retno Koestiyah. First published in Solo city, the newspaper printed 5,000 copies, which at that time is a considerable amount for a local newspaper. Then, Suara Merdeka began expanding its distribution to Kudus and Semarang to compete with other local newspapers.
In the beginning, Suara Merdeka does not yet have its own printing press, so that they were staying at De Locomotief, a Dutch newspaper owned by NV Handelsdrukkerij printing plant in Semarang. Since 1956, the newspaper changed its publishing time to the morning after H. Hetami got the printing machine himself. The newspaper also has its own office in the former office of Het Noorden newspaper that has been nationalized by Indonesian government in March 1963.
In December 2011, Suara Merdeka has got award of "The Most Responsive Media".
- Universitas Diponegoro - Skripsi: Sejarah dan Perkembangan Suara Merdeka. Retrieved on 1 January 2013.
- ""PR" Raih Penghargaan "The Most Responsible Media Group"". Pikiran Rakyat. December 5, 2011. Retrieved December 6, 2011.
- Suara Merdeka Cyber News
- Jeferson Kameo (2007-02-12). "Model Pertanggungjawaban Pers (The Importance of Press Responsibility)" (in Indonesian). Retrieved 2007-10-18.
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