Indonesia Merdeka (merdeka means independence) is created based on a need of factual, true and independent news. Indonesia Merdeka will cover news from all over the world but as the name of the site suggests, will try to focus more on Indonesia. But to understand the situation in one’s country, one needs to understand the global issues as everything in our life from economy, politics, justice, human rights, etc are all interconnected on the world stage. We need to understand the big picture.

This site will be an aggregate news of politics and economy and also articles written from my perspectives.  I think we have reach a very critical stage where people all over the world need to have access to truthful and without agenda/propaganda news based on fact, truth and history.

My mission:

  1. To provide free, truthful information and independent news
  2. To liberate oppressed knowledge and to facilitate information’s unending quest for freedom
  3. To open people’s mind and help them to independently form an opinion, judgement or analysis based on fact and truth.
  4. Help restore and build Indonesia by opening the minds of Indonesians especially the young generations of their nation’s history and providing truth and valuable information/news.

In Liberty (Salam Merdeka),

Sianny Rooney

Founder, Writer/Blogger Indonesia Merdeka


Disclaimer :  This site is a non profit, non commercial, my own personal funding.

Sianny Rooney was born and grew up in Indonesia. She currently lives in Europe and is a founder of startup called Rocket Villa Indonesia and Rocket Villa Europe.

Her interests include computer programming (coding) and reading politics, history and finance. Her dream is to make the world a better place for everyone regardless race, gender, religion, ideology, preference, etc.

She struggles to find time between taking care family, running several startups, activism, and reading/learning.  A woman who probably tries to juggle too much, but that is just nowadays’ reality. Running a non profit media is a difficult job, as it takes a toll on her mentally and physically when she has to read or review horrid news about war, crimes against humanity, etc. In addition to that, sometimes she get attacked, get insulted, receives racism, intimidation etc from ignorant people. But those are the prices to be paid to make a change in this world.

Information or Knowledge is Power, use it wisely.

In a time of universal deceit, telling the truth is a revolutionary act. -George Orwell

Everybody can be great, because everybody can serve. You don’t have to have a college degree to serve. You don’t have to have to make your subject and your verb agree to serve. You don’t have to know about Plato and Aristotle to serve. You don’t have to know Einstein’s “Theory of Relativity” to serve. You don’t have to know the Second Theory of Thermal Dynamics in Physics to serve. You only need a heart full of grace, a soul generated by love.  — From “The Drum Major Instinct”, a sermon by Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., 1968.

It is the responsibility of intellectuals to speak the truth and expose lies.  ~ Noam Chomsky