Policing Moral on Our Screen
Monday, 5 April 2021
The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission issued guidelines for broadcasting during the fasting month of Ramadan. It turned into a moral police force.
THE Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) should not intervene in private matters such as people’s religious beliefs. The circular on broadcasting during Ramadan issued by the organization is a step too far because it seems to be an attempt to regulate public conducts and worship.
The guidelines were drawn up together with the Indonesian Ulema Council and the ministry of religious affairs. There are 14 points that regulate all broadcast...
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