Ten-to-Ninety Communication Patterns are Now Developing: Bakohumas
Date 28 Agustus 2017
Director General for Information and Public Communication of the Ministry of Communication and Informatics Rosarita Niken Widiastuti admitted that a ten to ninety (10 to 90) communication patterns are now developing in which 10 percent of people produce information that they happen to get or the one they intentionally get and is negative information.
However, afterwards, Niken added, 90 percent of the people voluntarily spread the information that they got from, for example, WhatsApp (WA), Twitter, Facebook, in which we only read the title and immediately share the information.
Thats because now we are seeing the development of communication pattern without verification, clarification, cross check, and the people immediately spread it, Niken said in her remarks at the Thematic Forum of the Government Public Relations Coordination Agency (Bakohumas), hosted by Secretariat General and Specialization Agency of the House of Representatives (DPR RI) in Jakarta, on Monday (28/8).
Niken, who is also Chairperson of the Bakohumas, added that negative things in the ten to ninety communication patterns can only be prevented if one produces positive information.
She also reminded that the tasks of Bakohumas include disseminating programs, providing literacy to the public, and third countering narration because oftentimes there are issues that might slanted or issues that attack the Government. So public relations agencies have to do counter narration and we will assist all public relations in ministries and institutions to control information, or to also take part in spreading positive information, Niken said.
So, she added, public relations of Ministries or Institutions must create synergy and Ministry of Communication and Informatics has been appointed by the President through Presidential Instruction Number 9 of 2015 to coordinate the Governments communication.
For the record, the forum was also attended by member of Commission I of the DPR Dave Akbarshah Fikarno, member of Commission III Moreno Soeprapto, and Chairman of Bureau for Parliamentary News Djaka Dwi Winarko. (DNA/GUN/ES) (EP/YM/Naster)