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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

At Cross Purposes over Media Verification

We must support every endeavor to improve the Indonesian press, including setting up standards by the Press Council as regulated by Press Council Regulation No. 4/2008. The 17-point guideline, if implemented properly, will make the press function as a medium of information, education, entertainment and social control, as well as being a truly healthy commercial entity.

At the time, the Press Council enjoyed widespread support. Its standards were…

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Tuesday, April 18, 2017

Religion in the Runoff

Rebranding Basuki

The BasukiDjarot campaign team is working on Muslim voters who casted their ballots for Agus Harimurti in East and South Jakarta. Religious pilgrimages are being offered to attract them.

Speaking to about 200 residents of Cipinang, Tubagus Ace Hasan Syadzily joked about voter fears of giving their voice for Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok), the incumbent Jakarta governor who happens to be a Christian.