Skip to content Skip to sidebar Skip to footer

Widget Atas Posting


Press Council Regulation


Freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press are human rights protected by Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations. The existence of cyber media in Indonesia is also part of freedom of speech, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press.

Cyber ​​media has a special character that requires guidance so that its management can be carried out in a professional manner, fulfilling its functions, rights and obligations in accordance with Law Number 40 of 1999 concerning the Press and Journalistic Code of Ethics. For this reason, the Press Council, together with press organizations, cyber media managers, and the public, compile the Guidelines for Media News Coverage as follows:

Cyber ​​Media is any form of media that uses internet vehicles and carries out journalistic activities, and meets the requirements of the Press Law and Press Company Standards established by the Press Council.

User Generated Content is any content created and or published by cyber media users, including articles, images, comments, sounds, videos and various forms of uploads attached to cyber media, such as blogs, forums, reader comments or viewers, and other forms.

News verification and balance
In principle every news must be verified.
News that can be detrimental to other parties requires verification on the same news to meet the principles of accuracy and balance.

The provisions in item (a) above are excluded, provided that:
- News really contains urgent public interests;
- The first news source is a source that is clearly identified, credible and competent;
- The news subject that needs to be confirmed is unknown and or cannot be interviewed;

The media gives the reader an explanation that the news still needs further verification that is sought in the shortest possible time. Explanation is published at the end of the same news, in parentheses and in italics.

After loading the news in accordance with item (c), the media must continue the verification effort, and after verification is obtained, the verification results are included in the update news with a link to the unverified news.

User Generated Content
Cyber ​​media must include terms and conditions regarding User-Made Content that is not contrary to Law No. 40 of 1999 concerning the Press and Journalistic Code of Ethics, which is placed in a clear and clear manner.
Cyber ​​media requires each user to register for membership and first log-in to be able to publish all forms of User-Generated Content. Provisions regarding log-in will be regulated further.

During the registration, cyber media requires the user to give written consent that the User Generated Content published:
- Does not contain false, slanderous, sadistic and obscene contents;
- Does not contain content that contains prejudice and hatred related to ethnicity, religion, race and intergroup (SARA), and advocates acts of violence;
- Does not contain discriminatory content on the basis of gender and language differences, and does not demean the weak, poor, sick, mentally disabled, or physically handicapped.

Cyber ​​media has absolute authority to edit or delete User-Made Content that conflicts with clause (c).

Cyber ​​media is obliged to provide a mechanism for complaints of User-Made Content that is considered to violate the provisions in item (c). The mechanism must be provided in a place that is easily accessible to users.

Cyber ​​media must edit, delete, and take corrective actions for every User-Made Content that is reported and violates the provisions of item (c), as soon as possible proportionally no later than 2 x 24 hours after the complaint is received.

Cyber ​​media that has fulfilled the provisions in items (a), (b), (c) and (f) is not burdened with responsibility for problems caused by loading contents that violate the provisions in item (c).

Cyber ​​media is responsible for user-generated contents that are reported if they do not take corrective actions after the time limit referred to in item (f).

4. Correction, Correction, and Right of Reply
Corrections, corrections, and right of reply refer to the Press Law, Journalistic Code of Ethics, and the Right to Answer Guidelines established by the Press Council.

Errata, correction and or right of reply must be linked to news corrected, corrected or given right of reply.
In every news of errata, correction, and the right of reply must include the time of errata correction, correction and / or right of reply.

If a certain cyber media news is disseminated by other cyber media, then:
- The responsibility of the news media cyber media is limited to news published in the cyber media or cyber media under its technical authority;
- Correction of news carried out by a cyber media must also be done by other cyber media that cite news from the corrected cyber media;
- Media that disseminates news from a cyber media and does not make corrections to the news as carried out by the cyber media owner and / or the news maker, is fully responsible for all the legal consequences of the uncorrected news.
- In accordance with the Press Law, cyber media that does not serve the right of reply may be subject to a maximum criminal sanction of Rp.500,000,000 (five hundred million rupiah).

5. Revocation of News
News that has been published cannot be revoked due to reasons of censorship from outside editors, except for issues related to racial intolerance, decency, future of children, traumatic experiences of victims or based on other special considerations determined by the Press Council.

Other cyber media must follow the revocation of news quotes from origin media that have been revoked.

Revocation of news must be accompanied by reasons for revocation and announced to the public.

6. Advertising
Cyber ​​media must distinguish clearly between news products and advertisements.
Every news / article / content that constitutes an advertisement and / or paid content must include an advertorial, advertisement, ads, sponsorship, or other words that explain that the news / article / content is an advertisement.

7. Copyright
Cyber ​​media must respect copyright as regulated in applicable laws and regulations.

8. Inclusion of the Guidelines
Cyber ​​media must include the Guidelines for News Coverage of this Cyber ​​Media clearly and clearly.

9. Dispute
The final assessment of the dispute regarding the implementation of the Guidelines for Media News Coverage was resolved by the Press Council.

Jakarta, February 3, 2012
(This guideline was signed by the Press Council and the press community in Jakarta, 3 February 2012).