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Journalists underpaid, lack protection: AJI Jakarta

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, January 15 2018   /  12:49 am
Not enough: A researcher from the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) speaks about a study on the salaries of entry-level reporters at the group’s office in Kalibata, South Jakarta, on Sunday. The study found that most of the media workers are underpaid.(JP/Ben Latuihamallo)(AJI) speaks about a study on the salaries of entry-level reporters at the group’s office in Kalibata, South Jakarta, on Sunday. The study found that most of the media workers are underpaid.(JP/Ben Latuihamallo)

Not enough: A researcher from the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) speaks about a study on the salaries of entry-level reporters at the group’s office in Kalibata, South Jakarta, on Sunday. The study found that most of the media workers are underpaid.(JP/Ben Latuihamallo)The Jakarta chapter of the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI Jakarta) recommended on Sunday that media companies pay entry-level journalists a minimum wage of Rp 7.9 million (US$ 594), considering the high expenses of the job.

The proposed salary was based on a survey of entry-level journalists in Greater Jakarta.

The survey, which involved 29 media companies, shows that several companies pay their journalists below the provincial minimum wage of Rp 3.6 million.

Survey coordinator Hayati Nupus said media companies should take into account monthly expenses, such as daily meals, rent...