BANDUNG-Public Relations Bureau Ministry of Social Affairs won the main category of Public Relations Ministry of Institutions in the Indonesia Data Driven Journalism (IDDJ) 2017 event.
Competition held by the Office of the Presidential Staff with the Alliance of Independent Journalists (AJI) Indonesia and Network Indonesia for Investigative Journalism (Net) is the theme of "Utilization of Open Data for National Energy Progress and Improving the Quality of Community Life". The award presentation was given directly by the Minister of Communication and Informatics Rudiantara.
The award-winning journalism entitled "Prosperous Family Card, Government Weapon of Digitalization of Social Aid". The journalistic work was written by Citra Banch Saldy, Public Relation Worker (THP) at the Ministry of Social Affairs.
Head of Publications and News, Public Relations Bureau of the Ministry of Social Affairs, Salahuddin Yahya said it should be public relations practitioners and journalists to make official news-based reporting so as to provide positive impact and useful for the community.
Valid data will open access to public information, encourage public participation in public policy making and management of public bodies.
"This award spurred us to better serve as public relations at the ministry to make a real contribution to Indonesia," Salahuddin said in his official statement in Bandung on Friday (24/11/2017)
There are five categories in the 2017 IDDJ this time the Public Relations Ministry and Institution, Print Media Journalists, Media Journalists Online, Television Media Journalists, and Student Press.
The four other IDDJ winners are the category of Print Media Journalists Ester Lince Napitupulu won from KOMPAS, Online Media Journalists category achieved by Muhammad Irham from Independen.id, the category of Television Media Journalists won Rully Kurniawan from CNN, and the Student Press category achieved by Syahul Khafid from Persma Himmah Magazine UII Yogyakarta. (MAT)