Freedom of opinion, expression and the press are human rights protected by Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
Freedom of the press is a way for the public to obtain information and communicate, in order to meet basic needs and improve the quality of human life.
To achieve press freedom, Indonesian journalists are also aware of the nation’s interests, social responsibility, societal diversity, and religious norms.
The press, in carrying out its functions, rights, duties and roles, respects the human rights of all, so the press must be professional and open in order to be controlled by the public.
To ensure press freedom and fulfill the public’s right to correct information, Indonesian journalists need an ethical and professional foundation as practical guidelines in maintaining public trust and upholding integrity and professionalism.