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Jokowi decorated for protecting press freedom

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie and Kharishar Kahfi

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, February 11 2019   /  12:23 am

Press protector: President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (left), accompanied by Press Council chairman Yosep Adi Prasetyo (center) and the 2019 National Press Day’s (HPN) organizing committee head, Margiono, shows to journalists the Press Freedom Award he received during the HPN celebration in Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday.(Antara/Zabur Karuru)In an era of rampant misinformation and fake news, President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has received a Press Freedom Award for his administration’s commitment to protecting the freedom of the press.

Press Council chairman Yosep Adi Prasetyo presented the award to the President at the peak of an event in celebration of the 2019 National Press Day in Surabaya, East Java, on Saturday.

Yosep said the award was presented to the President as a token of appreciation for his contribution to protecting the spirit of press freedom over the las...