Public Broadcaster’s Fiasco
Dualism of authority has triggered a protracted conflict at TVRI. The public broadcaster must be managed transparently.
THE chaos at Republic of Indonesia Television (TVRI) seems to be never-ending. Like a household without a head, everybody at the TV station can do whatever they wish to, including elbowing and tripping others, without repercussion. Reports of internal conflict at the publicly owned station have never come to an end.
The latest conflict is between the TVRI Supervisory Board and Helmy Yahya, who has just been fired as president director. One...