Thousands Of Journalists Took Action At The Press Council Building And The National Police Headquart
JAKARTA highlightnuswantoro.com || Thousands of press personnel from various media and journalistic organizations on behalf of the Bersatoe Indonesian Journalists Coalition held intellectual and insightful actions at 2 points, namely in front of the Press Council Building and the National Police Headquarters, Thursday (24/03/2022).
The demands raised by the Bersatoe Journalists Coalition began with a statement by the Chair of the Lampung PWI Honorary Council who also admitted that he was a press expert from the Press Council and Hendry Ch Bangun, the Deputy Chair of the Press Council, which was deemed to have obscured the constitution of Law no. 40 of 1999 concerning the Press.
“We demand the accountability of the Press Council which is considered to have deviated from the constitutional mandate of Law No. 40 of 1999 concerning the Press. “ said East Java Press Activist Munif after his speech in front of the Press Council building.
Meanwhile, Central Java press activist Ardhi Solehudin, who is also a participant in the action from Banyumas, regrets that the Press Council building, which he is proud of, has been occupied by the State Civil Apparatus (ASN) of the Ministry of Communication and Information.
“The Press Council, which should be a symbol of democracy, transparency and the rule of law, doesn't have the guts to attend a demonstration. Thousands of our actions, even after the representatives of the protest participants were invited to enter, there wasn't a single board member of the Press Council, there were only ASN Kominfo. “Definitely Ardhi.
He considered that the press council building had become an inconsequential process of the press council, where the building belonging to press personnel was actually filled with Kominfo ASN, lest the press council management including the chairman had become an ASN. “Ardhi's pout.
Today's demonstration by members of the press is a long-standing conflict as a result of the Press Council regulation which violates the constitution of Law No. 40 of 1999 concerning the Press, regarding the Verification of the Press Company and the UKW of the Press Council.
The press personnel were slightly disappointed when the follow-up action to the National Police Headquarters was immediately responded and accepted by representatives of the participants in the action. In the mediation, it was concluded that the National Police Headquarters did not know that the Journalist Competency Test (UKW) and Media Verification products were not contained in Law no. 40 of 1999 concerning the Press.
Based on the information from the Head of Sub-section Yanduan, Kompol Agus Priyanto regrets that the East Lampung Police and Lampung Regional Police have criminalized the criminalization of fellow journalists and a general chairman of PPWI
“We also regret the arrests and detentions carried out by the East Lampung Police and the Lampung Regional Police against fellow journalists and PPWI chiefs, even though Wilson Lalengke has also helped us a lot for the TNI/Polri to develop human resources through journalistic training for our members. . “Agus said.
For that, Agus continued, the criminalization of journalists will be immediately addressed and immediately followed up with the Chief of Police, “we will act on it immediately, and we will immediately convey it to the Chief of Police. “He said.
These are the four (4) demands of the Bersatoe Coalition of Indonesian Journalists;
1. Criminalize Iskandar Zulkarnain Chairman of the Honorary Council of PWI Lampung, who also admitted that the Press Council's Press Expert for his viral remarks had obscured the constitution of Law no. 40 of 1999 concerning the Press, causing provocation and noise and igniting the anger of Indonesian press;
2. Removing the rules for media verification and the UKW Press Council which have clearly departed from the constitutional mandate of Law Number 40 of 1999 concerning the Press;
3. Get rid of unscrupulous members of the Press Council who are not in line with the Vision and Mission of the establishment of an Independent Press Council;
4. Revoke the Presidential Decree, as well as the Memorandum of Understanding between the TNI/Polri, the Government and the Press Council;
Journalist M. Irsyad Salim
Official release of the Bersatoe Coalition of Indonesian Journalists