Jayapura, Jubi – The press plays an important role in supporting the development of Papua Province as it also serves as an educator of society, an advisor to Papua governor on regional potential, Kansiana Salle, said .
Journalists must be accurate in presenting news on development, politics and other issues in line with the press code of ethics, he said.
“I think the press workers have a very important role in supporting the development of a region because the public would not recognize the government’s efforts if there is an absence of the press,” said Salle when opening a workshop on Legal Protection for Journalists and Media at Aston Jayapura Hotel, Papua on Monday (15/6/2015).
According to her, today journalists are facing a huge challenge. On one hand, technological advances and changes has encouraged the alteration of both moral and ethical values that bearing a lot of moral dilemmas to be considered among community. That’s why it is difficult to maintain the ethics although it is also increasingly important in maintaining the interest of the profession. Therefore, the ethics of a journalist should be based on moral of profession that associated with the values of Pancasila (State’s Principles).
“A journalist should have an extensive knowledge, be smart and skillful in delivering, managing and disseminating the news or articles to the public concerning with the Press Law No.40/1999,” she said.
Meanwhile, the Legal Commission Chairman of Indonesian Press Council, Yosep Adi Prasetyo said the press has six ideal roles in public, namely monitoring, interpreting, liaising, searching values, entertaining and mobilizing.
In running its monitoring role, the press must able to warn people about the situation or progress occurred in a region, such as warnings of impending flood, degenerated economy, new products and so on. “The press could also warn the official or government of a region about the accurate information, such as its current situation and so on,” said Prasetyo.
Meanwhile, related to the protection of journalist and media in line with the Law No.40/1999 about Press and Political Law adopted on Press Decriminalization, he said the resolution of journalistic mistakes is determined with the right of reply, if it was not meet satisfaction, it would take a legal process with proportional penalty.
“Based on the policy issued by the President Yudhoyono, at the first stage, the press dispute should resolve by the right of reply. And if the agreement wasn’t achieved at the first stage, the dispute should be taken to the Press Council. At the end, if it has not yet accomplished, the resolution through legal process is allowed as long as it is fair, transparent and accountable,” he said.
While the Press Law determines the press disputes if the news about the result of social control function is considered inappropriate, not accurate or false in accordance with the Article 5 Paragraph 2 of the Press Law, the relevant media have obligation to serve the right of reply. Meanwhile if the relevant media refuse to provide the right of reply proportionally, it could charge to pay the penalty of Rp 500 million in referring to the Article 18 Paragraph 2.
“Press can not be charged by Criminal Code. Therefore, if it’s concerning to the matters of news, please communicate it with the Press Council,” he said.
He also added if the disputes occurred in the regional level, journalist or media could ask the assistance from the Press Expert as the representative of Press Council because the expert has responsibility to explain about dealing with cases of a journalist. “Papua only has one expert, that is Victor Mambor. So, if any fellow journalists face a problem concerning to their news, please contact him for assistance and he would help,” said Prasetyo. (Alexander Loen/rom)
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24 houses were buried by landslides in Yahukimo
Yahukimo, Jubi – Landslide disaster has struck the residents settlements and farms of in Buahun village Kabianggama District, Yahukimo Regency end of last year (December 30), at about three o’clock in the afternoon.
According to Enius Yual, a person in charge in handling landslide disaster in village Buahun, Kabianggama district, it occurred because Bibil Mountain was split in the middle that caused a shift of lands and landslides. As a result, dozens of houses and farms owned by residents were damaged and dozens of livestock died.
“There are 24 houses buried in landslides. Farms owned by residents in six villages, including Buahun, Bahabolma, Kawianggema, Soha, Supayo, and Domul villages, destroyed completely due to landslides in three locations. Total of 26 pigs also buried by landslides. Now people started to get coughing, fever chills, runny nose, and shortness of breath. Food also lacks and we ask government’s attention,” said Enius Yual to Jubi, in Dekai, Thursday (January 11).
“This disaster is a fact, not we need help from the government,” he added.
Chief of Kabianggema District, Agus Silip, who also witnesses said the disaster had happened almost two weeks ago, but the information were late to be delivered due to transportation which is only by plane. He just arrived in Deka, the regency capital, to bring evidence of disaster.
“Our house, farms, and pig are buried. Our house was ruined. Our essentials and kitchen appliances were covered by landslides. We started to get sick. We desperately need help from all parties. We’ve got nothing else,” said Silip.
He told Jubi that the disaster came in a suddenly. There was no earthquake, rain, or any other signs. Residents were in a state of shock and panic trying to save themselves.
“The news about the tragedy is delayed because of it happened in the hinterland. The means of communication are limited. Just today I met reporters,” he said.(tabloidjubi.com)
Ten bridges connecting Wamena-Kenyam completed in 2017
Wamena, Jubi – Ten bridges connecting Wamena-Kenyam are confirmed to be completed by the end of 2017. The bridge is part of 35 bridges to be built along the trans-Papua Wamena road, from Jayawijaya to Kenyam, Nduga.
“For the Papua-Wamena-Kenyam Trans Road itself has been translucent, but there are some great or high slopes need to be lowered again,” said Head of the National Road Implementation Work Unit (PJN) IV Papua, Togap Harianto Manik,
According to Harianto, there are currently two multi-year contracts of 35 bridges. Only 10 bridges can only be completed this year, while another 25 bridges will be completed by 2018 to 2019.
A total of 10 bridges are under construction using iron frames with varying lengths and pass through the rushing river pathways and dangerous for the people who pass.
“So there is a span or length of 100, 80 and 60 which may be quite heavy currents so it is impossible to pass by vehicle,” Harianto explained.
Not only Wamena to Kenyam, the implementation of national road in Puncak Jaya area is also targeted for completion in 2019, including roads from Wamena to Sugapa in Intan Jaya Regency.
Head of Work Unit (Satker) for the implementation of the national road of Puncak Jaya region, La Hanafi said that access to Puncak Jaya through six districts passed by Jayawijaya, Tolikara, Puncak, Puncak Jaya, Yahukimo and Lanny Jaya is targeted in the Trans Papua road program.
“Starting from Wamena to Enarotali border in Sugapa can be done in 2019,” said Hanafi.
In addition, PJN V Puncak Jaya is also working on roads starting from Dekai in Yahukimo Regency towards Kenyam, Nduga Regency, as part of trans-Papua road from Satker Jayawijaya Wamena to Kenyam.
“We ask for local governments and communities support for a non-technical way, because we are technically ready to implement it,” he said.
According to him, the total has reached 78 percent, and those are with several directions, such as Sugapa to Bioga, Bioga to Sugapa, Bioga-Illaga, Illaga to Bioga. (tabloidjubi.com/Zely)
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