Jakarta, Indonesia, staffers Stephen Wright, business writer; Niniek Karmini, reporter; Dita Alangara, chief photographer; Andi Jatmiko, APTN senior producer; Fadlan Syam, video journalist; and Andy Saputra, regional sales executive – with Middle East News Director Karin Laub – for the first agency interview with Indonesian President Joko Widodo since his re-election last April. Wright pressed his contacts at the palace until they agreed to the interview, and when the palace requested that someone with Middle East expertise conduct the interview, Laub joined the Jakarta team for a wide-ranging interview. The all-formats package put AP ahead, especially in the eyes of Southeast Asian clients who are eager for stories about neighboring countries and their leaders.