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    Ministry of Communications and Information Has to be Objective in Private TV Broadcast License Renewal


    BANDUNG-Chairman of Commission I of the House of Representative Abdul Kharis Almasyhari encourages the Ministry of Communications and Information (Kemkominfo) in order to take objective decisions and bold about granting an extension of the broadcasting license to 10 private TV station, where the permit will expire on 16 October 2016.

    "The granting of an extension of Broadcasting Operation Permit (IPP) is the domain of the Ministry of Communications and Information which refers to the recommendation of the Indonesian Broadcasting Committee's assessment. Therefore, we as legislators expect Indonesian Broadcasting Committee produce an objective and courageous assesment," said Abdul Kharis in a press release received jabarprov.go id, Tuesday (11/10).

    Note, in this RDP, Chairman of Indonesian Broadcasting Committee Yuliandre stated that 10 LPS (Private Broadcasting Institutions) deserve a TV station broadcast license renewal.

    "Based on the four aspects of the assessment that are the broadcast program aspects, human resources (HR), local content network system, and the administration, we assessed 10 Private Broadcasting Institutions still worth its broadcast license renewed," said Yuliandre between RDP with the Commission I.

    Nevertheless, the Commission I assess the Indonesian Broadcasting Committee's recommendations of the 10 Private Broadcasting Institutions whose broadcasting license will expire in October 2016 was not supported by strong and consistent data and also assessment parameters are less objective.

    "Therefore, Ministry of Communications and Information must be wise in making a decision whether the recommendations of the Indonesian Broadcasting Committee to be used or not. In addition, we also encourage Ministry of Communications and Information and Indonesian Broadcasting Committee if permission is granted, there must be a written commitment on the part of Private Broadcasting Institutions to improve the quality of broadcast content that is much people complain, "he concluded.

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