The Jakarta Post
The Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) revealed in a study on Monday that most programs broadcast by television stations in the country are below its quality standards.
The commission studied nine types of programs from 15 stations from September to October. It concluded that of the nine program types, only one reached the KPI’s minimum standard.
The KPI used a scale of one to five and stated that programs should score at least four to qualify as good.
The only programs that qualified as good, with 4.15 points, were tourism and culture programs.
"Nonetheless, the tourism and culture [programs] also decreased compared to the previous period," Endah Purwani, one of the researchers in the study, told a press conference.
Religious programs came second on the KPI's list. They scored 3.70 and therefore still require improvement in order to qualify as achieving good quality according to the standard.
In third place were children’s programs with 3.69 points, followed by talkshows with 3.55; news with 3.55; comedies with 3.22; infotainment with 3.08; variety shows with 3.04 and soap operas in last place with a score of 2.96.
In its study, the KPI provided detailed critiques on why one particular program type got a particular score. For example, soap operas, the programs with the lowest score, still contain violence, both physical and verbal. (yan)
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