Tribun Network is a newspaper chain in Indonesia owned by Kompas Gramedia. Currently, the group has owned 22 local newspapers, which are spread across 24 cities and regencies in Indonesia, and a national newspaper. Tribun Network also maintains its own news portal


The headquarters of Banjarmasin Post in Banjarmasin, a part of Tribun Network

In the late 1980s, there was an appeal from the Department of Information to the major newspapers for helping minor local newspapers which were hampered by the press permit (SIUPP) problem. The government created regulations to cut advertisement space on a newspaper up to 30% of all content if they did not want to help minor newspapers.[1]

In 1987, Kompas Gramedia took over the ownership of Sriwijaya Post in Palembang. At the same time, the subsidiary Persda (short for Kelompok Pers Daerah, Regional Press Group) was established under the company name PT Indopersda Primamedia whose initial task was to assist local newspapers that needed assistance. In 1988, Kompas Gramedia took over Mimbar Swadaya weekly newspaper, whose name was changed to Serambi Indonesia in Banda Aceh, as well as the weekly newspaper Surya in Surabaya (which was founded by the Pos Kota in 1986) which was later changed to a daily publication. In 1992, Kompas Gramedia took over the Pos Kupang daily, and in 1994, the Banjarmasin Post.[2]

Persda later strengthened its business by publishing its own regional newspapers in other cities under the Tribun (Tribune) brand. The first newspaper to hold the brand Tribun Kaltim was first published in 2003 in Balikpapan; followed by Tribun Timur (Makassar), Tribun Jabar (Bandung), and other Tribun-branded newspapers.

On 22 March 2010, Persda changed its name to Tribun Network, describing the change as "a transformation from a striking regional image to a national one". The unified online portal was also launched.[3]

In 2014, Tribun Network published a national-oriented sports newspaper Super Ball[4] as a spin-off for the football section of its newspaper members. Its online portal, which was originally a subdomain of, is currently a subdomain of[5]

List of newspapers

Name Locale Notes
Serambi Indonesia Banda Aceh, Aceh
Tribun Medan Medan, North Sumatra
Tribun Pekanbaru Pekanbaru, Riau
Tribun Batam Batam, Riau Islands
Tribun Jambi Jambi, Jambi
Sriwijaya Post Palembang, South Sumatra
Tribun Sumsel Palembang, South Sumatra
Bangka Pos Pangkalpinang, Bangka Belitung
Pos Belitung Tanjung Pandan, Bangka Belitung
Tribun Lampung Bandar Lampung, Lampung
Tribun Jakarta Special Capital Region of Jakarta Digital publication, now defunct
Warta Kota Special Capital Region of Jakarta
Tribun Jabar Bandung, West Java
Tribun Jateng Semarang, Central Java
Tribun Jogja Yogyakarta, Special Region of Yogyakarta
Surya Surabaya, East Java
Tribun Pontianak Pontianak, West Kalimantan
Tribun Kaltim Balikpapan, East Kalimantan
Banjarmasin Post Banjarmasin, South Kalimantan
Tribun Timur Makassar, South Sulawesi
Tribun Manado Manado, North Sulawesi
Tribun Bali Gianyar, Bali
Pos Kupang Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
Super Ball Special Capital Region of Jakarta National sports newspaper

Type of site
News website
Available inIndonesian
OwnerTribun Network (Kompas Gramedia Group)
Launched22 March 2010; 14 years ago (2010-03-22)
Current statusActive is the online news portal of Tribun Network. All news portals of the chain's newspapers are redirected into subdomains of, as well as their e-paper website. was cited by Andalas University in 2018 as the most popular nationally-hosted website in Indonesia, with 183.2 million visits per month.[6] It was ranked at 38 in the world's most popular websites by traffic as of April 16, 2020 by Alexa Internet.[7]

In January 2019, was among the seven Indonesian online media with the highest viewership, and total online media reached 150 million Indonesians, or 56% of the population.[8]

The Makassar branch of the website, Tribun Timur, as well as its associated YouTube channel (each Tribun branch has their own YouTube channel) have been criticized by Indonesian media watchdog Remotivi for providing frequent, pro-Russian coverage of the Russian invasion of Ukraine to Indonesian audiences.[9][10]


  1. ^ Darmo, Herman. "Rajin ke Daerah untuk Mengelola Koran Kecil yang Masih Rugi". Retrieved 30 September 2020.
  2. ^ "Kelompok Pers Daerah (Tribun)". Kompas Gramedia (Facebook page). Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  3. ^ Dahi, Dahlan. " dan Bendera Tribun Network". Retrieved 5 August 2014.
  4. ^ Darmo, Herman (2014). "Super Ball, Koran Nasional Bola Terbesar". Tribunners. Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  5. ^ "About Us". Retrieved 11 October 2020.
  6. ^ Website Lokal Paling Diminati Netizen [ Local Website Most Attracted by Netizens], Andalas University Library (, May 23, 2018
  7. ^ "Alexa Top 500 Global Sites". Alexa Internet. Archived from the original on April 16, 2020. Retrieved June 27, 2020.
  8. ^ Debra L. Merskin (2019), "Indonesia: Internet", The SAGE International Encyclopedia of Mass Media and Society, SAGE Publications
  9. ^ Heychael, Muhamad (December 6, 2023). "Propaganda Rusia Di Tribun Timur (Russian Propaganda in Tribun Timur)". Remotivi (in Indonesian). Retrieved March 24, 2024.
  10. ^ Gentile, Francesca (December 20, 2023). "Indonesian News Outlet Promotes Russian Narratives on YouTube". Retrieved March 24, 2024.