The Indokistan Times
|The Indokistan Times|
|Format||Online (2011-2016) |
|Owner||Indokistan News Network|
|Established||February 2011 as KistanNews|
January 2012 as The Indokistan Times
|Motto||From Indokistan to the World|
|Chief Editor||Nabil Ihsan|
The Indokistan Times was an Indokistani official state newspaper controlled under state information institution Indokistan News Network. It is established on February 2011 as KistanNews, and since that time has grown to become one of the most important gazette inside Indonesian sector.
The newspaper first known as KistanNews, established under leadership of Nabil Ihsan after the January Revolution. The first edition was printed in A4 format with its main title "Indokistan helds competition", focusing on a competition to commemorate religious event hosted by Indokistani government.
The Indokistan Times once had printed edition that printed every two weeks on A4 paper. The last printed A4 format was published in November 2012 internally. Since that time, the company no longer had printed format of the newspaper as the editor decided to maintain only the online version of the newspaper.
As of 2015, there are 5 editions of KistanNews and The Indokistani Times that stored inside the National Archives.
After the dissolution of Indokistan on July 2016, The Indokistan Times ceased publication and archived the website.
Since its establishment, The Indokistan Times had much impact on its news coverage. KistanNews news coverage in Indokistan-Ntolian War became important since it helps the government to show the actual situation inside Indokistan during the war to become known to micronational world, attracting support from neighbouring micronations.
The Indokistan Times was the most vocal and trusted gazette inside Indonesian sector as the newspaper sometimes became the only source of information about the sector at the time. Several micronations also trusted The Indokistan Times to publish news about their micronations, since their own nation had no broadcasting service or even had no online presence. The Indokistan Times was authorized by Arkaporean government to publish their information.
On March 2012, an editorial on the newspaper exploits anger from Maloso officials. On that editorial, the writer questioning on why Maloso always plagiarising contents published by Indokistan and Los Bay Petrosian government. This editorial accidentally caused the news website to host an argument-switching between the accused - Maloso - and Indokistan and Los Bay Petros officials. On 2014, Maloso and its officials turned out to be a sockpuppet of William Timothy, the former President of the controversial Federal Republic of Santos. He attempted to confess in the that he was wrong and pleaded for an apology through a comment. These comments remained unpublished and the editor refused to approve the comment, fearing for more argument.