President Jokowi Opens Public Relations Officer National Convention
Date 18 November 2015
President Joko Jokowi Widodo said that trust cannot be built in a short time because it takes time and consistency. However, he added, trust can be destroyed in a short time. The President also said that trust is a valuable thing. Building trust, building reputation, the President added, could not be done in one or two days, but it takes a long time with proofs.
It takes consistency and a sustainable way, the President Jokowi said during the opening of the 2015 Public Relations Officers National Convention at the State Palace, Jakarta (18/11).
On that occasion, President Jokowi asserted that for a government, trust is a must because with trust, the government could carry out development in the next periods.
To the participants of the convention, President Jokowi said that development and transformation of the media is rapid and the changes that continue to happen currently must make public relation relations able to develop.
The President also said that currently, peoples journalism continued to develop and public relations officers must continue to keep up with the development.
According to the President, public relations not only have to be able to process data and words but also have to be able to maintain trust and be able to have dialog.
Now we have easy access to information. Anyone can convey much information to anyone else with any media that sometimes contain incorrect information. Therefore, ministries and institutions, especially those in charge of public relations affairs, must not easily trust the information. Otherwise, it can bring long-term impacts, he said, adding that those are things that must be faced in the future and public relation officers must be ready to face them.
The President went on to say that the speed of real time information with all the interests in the mass media and social media makes information cannot be restricted and stopped. At the same time, he added, the public also becomes more critical.
Under the situation, the President, added, public relations officers need the ability to listen and to have good dialogs in order to study the trend of the development of mass and social media, so that trust and reputation could be achieved.
The convention, which adopted the theme the Journey, PR journey the sustainable to trust and reputation, was held until Friday (20/11).
Also attending the opening ceremony were Minister of Communication and Information Rudiantara, Minister of State Apparatus Empowerment and Bureaucratic Reforms Yuddy Chrisnandi, Presidential Chief of Staff Teten Masduki, the Honorary Council, the Advisory Board, and Central Executive Board of the Public Relations Association of Indonesia (Perhumas), as well as public relations officials. (FID/RAH/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)