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Jakarta Post

Transmedia Group denies political affiliations

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, September 12, 2018   /  08:44 pm
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Media mogul Chairul Tanjung was named by members of the Joko Widodo-Ma'ruf Amin coalition one of the frontrunners to head the pair’s campaign, before fellow tycoon Erick Thohir was eventually confirmed as team chairman.(Kompas/Roderick Adrian Mozes)

Media conglomerate Transmedia Group has said that its companies have no affiliations to any political organizations and have remained impartial in covering the 2019 presidential election. The group issued the statement in response to an article published in Wednesday’s edition of The Jakarta Post titled "Media moguls ‘no guarantee of success' for Jokowi camp", in which the newspaper suggested that Chairul Tanjung — founder and chairman of CT Corp, which owns Transmedia Group — was supporting President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo in next year’s election.  "Members of the group, including TransTV, Trans7, and CNN Indonesia, are not supporters of any political organization nor their candidates, both for the legislative and presidential election," Transmedia said in a statement to the Post on Wednesday. "...