Poll Sees Sri Mulyani as Indonesia`s Most Vocal Female

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  • Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati. AP

    Finance Minister, Sri Mulyani Indrawati. AP

    TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - Sri Mulyani was named the most vocal female by an interesting research conducted by the media intelligence company Indonesia Indicator (I2). It focused on the search for the most vocal female in Indonesia in the past year.

    Furthermore, I2 viewed the Finance Minister as the country’s top female and top influencer throughout the Indonesian mass-media from April 1, 2017, to April 1, 2018.

    “Sri Mulyani became the figure that was most widely reported by the media. She appeared in 40,326 news reports. This means that Sri Mulyani was reported by the media 112 times a day on average,” said Rustika Herlambang, Indonesia Indicator director of communications today.

    Furthermore, Rustika explained that Sri Mulyani had even overtaken Megawati Soekarnoputri that is currently ranked as the second most vocal female in the past year. Megawati was reported 33,376 times by news agencies, which was mostly on her position in the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle (PDI-P) as a kingmaker.

    The poll was conducted within a whole year that involved 11 million news pieces that were reported by 3,364 online Indonesian speaking media. Surprisingly, there were only 104 female figures from the 2,000 names that emerged throughout the country’s media reports.

    Rustika revealed that women are only five percent represented compared to their male counterparts, which is not significantly different from last year’s result.

    Based on Indonesia Indicator’s research, the ration of women and men in news pieces is 1:18 which means that from the 18 names reported by the media, there is only one female that is mentioned.