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Press Freedom Increasingly Under Threat

Monday, May 20, 2024

Press freedom is increasingly in peril in the end of Jokowi’s term of office.

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Threat Still Lingers over Press Freedom

PLANS by the government and House of Representatives (DPR) to revise Law No. 32/2002 on broadcasting have drawn criticism. A number of clauses in the proposed Broadcasting Bill, which is an initiative of the DPR, are considered as undermining press freedom because they prohibit the exclusive broadcast of investigative journalistic coverage. The Press Council is also voicing its rejection to the draft law.


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