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KPI says Metro TV gives Nasdem too much airtime

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    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, March 18, 2014   /  09:18 pm

An Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) official has criticized private news broadcaster Metro TV for giving too much airtime to the Nasdem Party, which was founded by Metro TV owner Surya Paloh.

'€œMetro TV provided nine spots to the Prosperous Justice Party [PKS], seven to the Gerindra Party, one to the Hanura Party, six to the Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle [PDI-P], six to Golkar, eight to the Democratic Party (PD), two to the National Mandate Party [PAN] and 34 to Nasdem on one day,'€ KPI chief Judhariksawan said as quoted by kompas.com on Tuesday. 

According to a regulation, each political party may take up more than 10 TV spots per day.
According to the KPI, most parties had placed more than 10 advertisements per day.

'€œBut Nasdem is advertised more than 30 times a day by one TV station,'€ he said.

He vowed to discuss the violations at the next KPI meeting. He also reminded all media to maintain professionalism and remain neutral during the campaign period, which lasts until April 5.(tjs/dic)