PREMIUMOmnibus bill may threaten press freedom: Media groups

first_imgFacebook Google LOG INDon’t have an account? Register here Log in with your social account press-freedom press-freedom-in-Indonesia omnibus-bill-on-job-creation Press-Council AJI Linkedin Forgot Password ? Media groups have questioned the proposed revisions to the Press Law set out in the omnibus bill on job creation, fearing that the new provisions will lead to a setback in press freedom.The Press Council said on Thursday that the government had not consulted them about the bill.“[The government] should have spoken with the Press Council and other stakeholders if they wanted to make a revision to the press law. But we have not been involved to date,” Press Council member in charge of complaint and press ethics enforcement Arif Zulkifli told The Jakarta Post Thursday.Legal Aid Institute for the Press (LBH Pers) advocacy chief Gading Yonggarditya said public participation was a legal aspect of the legislative process.The omnibus bill seeks to amend Article 11 and 18 of Law No. 40/1999 on the press.Article 11 of the Press Law states foreign investmen… Topics :last_img

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