Cyber Media Guidelines

Guidelines for Cyber Media Coverage

Freedom of opinion, freedom of expression, and freedom of the press are human rights protected by Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, and the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The existence of cyber media in Indonesia is also part of freedom of expression, freedom of expression, and press freedom.

Cyber media has a special character that requires guidance so that its management can be implemented professionally, fulfill its functions, rights and obligations according to Law Number 40 Year 1999 about Press and Journalistic Code of Ethics. For this reason, the Press Council, together with press organizations, cyber media managers, and the public, compiled the Siber Media Coverage Guidelines as follows:

1. Scope

a. Siber Media is any media that uses the internet and conducts journalistic activities, and meets the requirements of Press Law and the Press Company Standard set by the Press Council.

b. User Generated Content is any content created and / or published by users of cyber media, including: articles, images, comments, sounds, videos and various forms of uploads attached to siber media, such as blogs, forums, comments readers or viewers, and other forms.

2. News verification and balance

a. In principle every news must be verified.

b. News that can harm others requires verification on the same news to meet the principles of accuracy and balance.

c. The provisions in item (a) above are exempted, provided that:
1. The news really contains an urgent public interest;

2. The first news source is a source that is clearly identified, credible and competent;
3. The subject of the news to be confirmed is not known to exist and or can not be interviewed;
4. The media provide explanations to the reader that the news still requires further verification attempted in the soonest possible time. The explanation is posted at the end of the same news, in parentheses and using italics.
d. After loading the news in accordance with clause (c), the media shall continue verification efforts, and once verification is obtained, the verification results shall be posted on update news with links to unverified news.

3. User Generated Content

a. Media Siber shall state the terms and conditions of the User Generated Content that does not conflict with the Act No. 40 of 1999 on the Press and the Journalistic Code of Ethics, which are placed clearly and clearly.

b. Siber Media requires each user to perform membership registration and log-in process in advance to be able to publish all forms of User Generated Content. Provisions on log-in will be further arranged.

c. In registration, cyber media requires users to give written consent that the User Generated Content published:

1. Does not contain lies, slander, sadism and obscenity;

2. Not containing content containing prejudice and hatred related to tribe, religion, race, and intergroup, and advocating acts of violence;

3. Does not contain discriminatory content on the basis of sex and language differences, and does not undermine the dignity of the weak, the poor, the sick, the mentally disabled, or the physical defect.

d. Media Siber has absolute authority to edit or delete any User Generated Content contrary to paragraph (c).

e. Cyber media are required to provide a complaint mechanism User Generated Content that violates the provisions of paragraph (c). Such mechanisms should be provided in a place that is easily accessible to the user.

f. Media Siber shall edit, delete, and perform corrective action any User Generated Content reported and violate the provisions of paragraph (c), as soon as possible in proportion later than 2 x 24 hours after the complaint is received.

g. The cyber media that has complied with the provisions of (a), (b), (c), and (f) shall not be liable for any problems arising from the loading of contents in violation of the provisions of point (c).

h. Media cyber responsible for User Generated Content are reported when it is not to take corrective action after the deadline as mentioned in item (f).

4. Editing, Corrections, and Right of Reply

a. Editing, corrections and right of reply refers to the Press Law, the Journalistic Code of Ethics, and the Guidelines for the Right of Reply set by the Press Council.

b. Editing, correction or right of reply shall be linked to the news rectified, corrected or are given the right of reply.

c. In every editing, correction, and right of reply shall indicate the time of loading such editing, correction and / or right of reply.

d. When a certain cyber media news is disseminated by other cyber media, then:

1. The responsibility of cyberspace news media is limited to news published in such cyber media or cyber media under its technical authority;

2. Corrections made by a cyber media should also be made by other cyber media citing news from the corrected cyber media;

3. Media that disseminates news from a cyber media and does not make corrections to the news according to the cyber media of the owner and / or the newsmaker is fully responsible for all legal consequences of the un-corrected news.

e. In accordance with the Press Law, cyber media who do not serve the right of reply can be subject to criminal penalty sanctions of a maximum of Rp. 500.000.000 (Five hundred million rupiah).

5. Revocation of News

a. Published news can not be revoked for reasons of censorship from outside editors, except on issues related to ethnicity, ethics, the future of the child, victims' traumatic experiences or other special considerations established by the Press Council.

b. Other cyber media are required to follow the revocation of news quotes from the originating media that has been revoked.

c. Revocation of the news shall be accompanied by reason of revocation and announced to the public.

6. Advertisement

a. Cyber media must clearly distinguish between news products and advertising.

b. Any news / articles / contents constituting advertising and / or paid content shall include a description.
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