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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, May 16, 2017

A Shocking Verdict

Things happened quickly, beyond the expectations of Basuki Tjahaja Purnama (Ahok) and his legal team. Right after the panel of judges at the North Jakarta Administrative Court found Basuki guilty, on Tuesday last week, the prosecutor asked to meet with Basuki outside the courtroom. 'Come one, let's chat out back," said one prosecutor.