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Digital media supervision plan lacks clarity

  • I Gusti Lanang Agung Kharisma Wibhisono

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Jakarta   /   Fri, September 13, 2019   /  03:06 pm
Digital media supervision plan lacks clarity Social media has recently been flooded by discussions about the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), which had stated that it wanted to monitor content on video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. (Shutterstock/AlexLMX)

Social media has recently been flooded by discussions about the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI), which had stated that it wanted to monitor content on video streaming services like Netflix and YouTube. Many tweeted their concerns — or infuriation, to be exact. A petition on change.org initiated by Dara Nasution has received more than 60,000 signatories by those who are against the proposal.  While it is understandable that the commission has the authority to supervise the usage of the public’s resources, such as radio frequencies, this plan to monitor digital content is rather confusing. According to The Jakarta Post, the plan came from the fact that most people tend to consume content from new media rather than conventional media. However, the public’s objections regarding this matter are reasonable.  First, new media chang...

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