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Broadcasting commission bans 'immoral' songs from radio, TV

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The Jakarta Post

Jakarta  /  Thu, April 27, 2017  /  10:29 am
Broadcasting commission bans 'immoral' songs from radio, TV

Rofiudin says that the broadcast of 11 of 58 songs have been banned completely from the radio and TV, while the rest can still be broadcast but only between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m. (Shutterstock/File)

The Central Java branch of the National Broadcasting Commission (KPID) has banned or limited the broadcast of 58 songs on the radio and television for containing allegedly pornography-related content.

“At least there has been 58 songs that we have prohibited from being broadcast or limited because of immoral content and [their potential of] demeaning human dignity,” said KPID Central Java commissioner Muhammad Rofiudin to kompas.com on Wednesday. 

Rofiudin says that the broadcast of 11 of the 58 songs have been banned completely from the radio and TV, while the rest can still be broadcast but only between 10 p.m. and 3 a.m.

KPID Central Java released the list of banned or limited songs on its website in 2014. (kpid.jatengprov.go.id/File)

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KPID Central Java has actually been releasing a list of banned or limited songs on its website since 2014. The list was updated in January 2016.

Some of the songs made the banned list because they were “suggesting free sex”, “describing free sex”, “degrading women” and “containing rude words”. Meanwhile, others were included on the restricted list for “using inappropriate words in their titles”, “suggesting cheating behavior” and “having immoral connotations”.

“It’s possible that there are still songs not on the list, that are to be banned or restricted,” Rofiudin added.

He has encouraged people to file reports to KPID Central Java if they find any songs or TV shows they object to. “We will hide the sender’s identity,” he said. (wir/kes)

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