Please Update your browser

Your browser is out of date, and may not be compatible with our website. A list of the most popular web browsers can be found below.
Just click on the icons to get to the download page.

Jakarta Post

KPI says Metro TV gives Nasdem too much airtime

  • The Jakarta Post

    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 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)