Eric Buvelot

Eric Buvelot is a senior reporter and writer residing in Bali since 1995. He started his career in France at the daily Libération where he stayed 10 years and learned the ropes of journalism. He has written hundreds of articles about Bali and Indonesia, in French or English, mostly for monthly Bali mag La Gazette de Bali, as chief editor for 13 years, but also for leading English speaking media outlets of Indonesia like The Jakarta Post, Indonesia Expat, Now Bali or the French language Le Banian. He launched the multilingual newspaper The Communities of Indonesia and the lifestyle magazine Saga. Besides Bali, 50 Years of Changes – A Conversation with Jean Couteau, he is also the author of the crime novel Bali Club Hotel, written in 1994-1995. Unfortunately, two successive publishers (Eboris and Le Choucas Noir) went into bankruptcy before the book could be released. As a journalist at Libération in charge of digital media, he organized forums on Minitel (French pre-Internet system) and fixed-line telephony (Audiotel) about breaking news topics such as the Romanian Revolution, the fall of the Berlin Wall, the Gulf War, the Maastricht Treaty… He was also involved in sports with coverage of the Roland Garros Tournament, Le Tour de France, the Football World Cup and the F1 World Championship over several years… As a political observer, he has interviewed prominent French politicians such as Jack Lang, Dominique Voynet, Alain Madelin, Jean-Claude Gayssot, Lionel Jospin, Valéry Giscard d’Estaing, Jacques Chirac, and Robert Hue. Eric hosted the weekly music radio show Le quadrille des homards on Radio-Libé (France) between 1986 and 1987. He was also editor of the 1st CD-ROM released by Libération: Morceaux choisis par Libération, a musical interactive compilation (1995).


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