Press Council Regulations
Guidelines for Cyber News Media
Freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of the press are human rights protected by Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The presence of cyber media in Indonesia is part of freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
Cyber media has such a special character that it requires guidelines so that its management can be carried out in a professional manner, fulfilling its functions, rights and obligations in accordance with Law No. 40 of 1999 on the press and the Press Ethics Law. . For this reason, the Press Council, along with press organizations, electronic media managers and the public have compiled guidelines for cyber media coverage as follows:
Cyber media are all forms of media that use the Internet and carry out journalistic activities, and that meet the requirements of the Press Law and press company standards set by the Press Council.
User Generated Content is all content created or published by users of electronic media, including articles, images, comments, sounds, videos, and various forms of uploads attached to electronic media, such as blogs, forums, reader or viewer comments, and other forms.
Check news and balance
In principle, every piece of news should be verified.
News that could harm third parties requires verification of the same news to meet the principles of accuracy and balance.
The provisions in point (a) above are excluded, provided that:
– the news really contains an urgent public interest;
– The primary news source should be clearly identified, credible and efficient;
The subject of the news to be confirmed is unknown or cannot be questioned;
The media made it clear to readers that the news still needed further verification which was sought ASAP. Explanations are included at the end of the same story, in parentheses and italics.
After uploading the news according to point (c), the media is obliged to continue verification efforts, and after obtaining the verification, the verification results are included in the news update with a link to the unverified news.
User Generated Content
Cyber media shall include terms and conditions relating to User Generated Content that do not conflict with Law No. The Press and Journalistic Ethics Law No. 40 of 1999, which has been clearly and clearly established.
Electronic media requires each user to register for membership and go through the login process first to be able to post all forms of user-generated content. Provisions regarding login will be further regulated.
In registration, electronic media requires users to give written consent that the posted content is user-generated:
– Does not contain false, slanderous, sadistic and vulgar contents;
– Does not contain prejudice and hate content related to race, religion, ethnicity, and groupings (SARA), and encourages acts of violence;
It does not contain discriminatory content on the basis of gender and language differences, nor does it degrade the weak, the poor, the sick, the mentally handicapped, or the physically handicapped.
Electronic Media has absolute authority to edit or delete User Generated Content that contravenes Clause (C).
Cyber media is required to provide a complaint mechanism for user-generated content that is deemed to have violated the provisions in point (c). The mechanism should be provided in a place easily accessible to users.
The cyber media is obligated to edit, delete and take corrective action any user-generated content that is reported in violation of the provisions of point (c), as soon as relatively possible no later than 2 x 24 hours after receiving the complaint.
The cyber media that has complied with the provisions in points (a), (b), (c) and (f) are not responsible for the problems caused by uploading content that violates the provisions in point (c).
Electronic Media is responsible for User Generated Content that is reported if you do not take corrective action after the time limit as mentioned in point (f).
4. Error, Correction and Right of Reply
Errors, Corrections, and Right of Reply refer to the Press Code, the Press Ethics Code and the Right of Reply guidelines established by the Press Council.
Errors, corrections and/or the right to reply shall be linked to the news which has been corrected, corrected or given the right to reply.
In each Correct Error Report, Correction and Right of Reply, it is necessary to state when the errors were uploaded, correction and/or right of reply.
If certain news from the cyber media is disseminated through other cyber media, then:
The responsibility of the cyber media for news makers is limited to news published in the cyber media or the cyber media under its technical authority;
– The news carried out by the cyber media must also be corrected by other cyber media that cite news from the corrected cyber media;
– Media that publish news from a cyber media and do not correct the news according to the owner of the cyber media and / or the creator of the news, are fully responsible for all legal consequences of the news that is not corrected.
– According to the Press Law, cyber media that do not serve the right of reply may be subject to criminal penalties of up to a maximum of 500,000,000 rupees (five hundred million rupees).
5. News champions
News published for reasons of censorship outside the editor may not be canceled, except in connection with racial issues, public morals, the future of children, the traumatic experiences of victims or based on other special considerations determined by the Press Council.
Other cyber media should continue to scrap news quotes from the original media that has been scrapped.
The cancellation of the news must be accompanied by the reasons for the cancellation and announced to the public.
Cyber media must clearly distinguish between news products and advertising.
Each piece of news/article/advertising content and/or paid content must include a description of the .advertorial. or .ads. or .ads. or. .
Cyber media must respect copyrights as stipulated by applicable laws and regulations.
8. Inclusion of guidelines
Cyber media should clearly and clearly include guidelines for cyber media coverage in their media.
The final assessment of the dispute regarding the implementation of the Cyber Media Coverage Guidelines shall be resolved by the Press Council.
Jakarta, February 3, 2012
(This guide was signed by the Jakarta Press and Press Society, February 3, 2012).