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Ending fake news, journalism's nemesis

Ending fake news, journalism's nemesis President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo (second right) speaks to journalists about an antigraft operation at the Transportation Ministry on Oct. 11. (Antara/Rivan Awal Lingga)
Warief Djajanto Basorie
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Jakarta   ●   Thu, February 9, 2017

Media leaders gathering in Ambon on Thursday may spend more time talking about fake stories than the fishing business.

The capital of marine resourcerich Maluku is hosting Indonesia’s 2017 National Press Day on Feb. 9. The event is themed “The Press and the People of Maluku Rise from the Sea”.

Promoting this far-flung archipelago in eastern Indonesia with its coral reefs and copious tuna is on the agenda. However, the hot topics on the table are hoaxes, fake information and by extension hate speech.

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo is expected to speak at the event and address the fake news issue. Jokowi has faced his share of bogus stories and hate speech. It is a worldwide phenomenon linked to new US President Donald Trump and his ...

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