President Jokowi Opens 25th Indonesian Journalist Association Congress
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo Monday (09/25) invited all journalists in the country to uphold the code of ethics.
“Since this is precisely the added value of the media journalism compared to citizen journalism,” President Jokowi said during the opening of the 25th Congress of the Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) at the State Palace, Jakarta.
The President also advised the PWI members not to be influenced by something viral or hoaxes when producing news. “I think we have to avoid things like that,” he added.
President Jokowi also asked the PWI to continue to maintain the professionalism of its members so that they can help the public to get valid, authentic, quality, and balanced news.
“A fine news is not as long as it is viral or sensational one, since it can trigger the spread of hoaxes which still exist today. I received a report from Minister of Communications and Informatics that there are approximately 11 thousand of hoaxes still circulated in the digital world,” he said.
On the occasion, the President also expressed appreciation to the PWI members who have been critical and careful in providing input and criticism to the Government.
“I think everything is acceptable and the Government will use all criticism and input as pills and energy supplement,” President Jokowi remarked. (TGH/UN) (GWH/MMB)