Sunday, 2 March 2008
News will be news!
I think the most important thing to remember as a reader is that news will always be news as long as we did not hear or read about it before...
I've just read that the South Gate or Namdaemun Gate was destroyed by fire through an article in Ohmynews posted on February 13, 2008. That gate gave me a lot of inspiration during my short time visit to Seoul. Namdaemun was the nearest ancient object near the hotel which I can adore at night after the events for the International Citizen Reporters' Forum, and the activity in the morning was also very interesting. The article is still a breaking news for me, although it is now passed more than two weeks on the internet!
That gate and its changing guards tradition had inspired me on how the traditional and modern culture can work together! I used its picture with the guards for the article presented in Tabloid Rumah, I also use another picture with the gate as the back ground for my presentation introducing the international media for citizen reporters to wikimuers. Sometimes we can not really imagined what will happened in the future, yet there were also people who deliberately destroyed history or historical sites for their own political gain. I hope Indonesia can value and keep its historical building and preserve it as bridges of culture within a nation's history.