Dear Editor,

Indonesia Expat - - LETTER FROM THE EDITOR -

I very much en­joyed the ar­ti­cle you wrote on ir­re­spon­si­ble jour­nal­ism. Per­son­ally, I think that it is one of the most cru­cial is­sues that one should be aware of when it comes to jour­nal­ism in In­done­sia.

Cel­e­brat­ing the val­ues of democ­racy, it ap­pears that me­dia in In­done­sia for­get that they take on the re­spon­si­bil­ity of re­port­ing and de­liv­er­ing facts on be­half of the peo­ple. This, of course, comes with a great deal of com­mit­ment and full un­der­stand­ing that what­ever in­for­ma­tion they present has an ef­fect on the peo­ple. Sadly, the me­dia here of­ten rely on speed and ‘drama'. I hope that jour­nal­ists and the me­dia can grow out of this and start play­ing the role they were meant to play, with truth­ful­ness and re­spon­si­bil­ity.

Thank you and keep up the good work!


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