‘World Press Freedom Day’ In Jakarta – A Jolly Journo Junket?


“A free and democratic press should be accompanied by responsibility,” says Minister of Communications Rudiantara.

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Fair comment, Pak!

Meanwhile, we read the press release, which carries an explanatory note to let us know that WPFD is an annual event initiated by UNESCO.

Not very reassuring, that.

We know that UNESCO is not a respectable organisation.

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The UN’s Heritage Heist | Observer

But never mind.

There’s more!

WPFD 2017 focuses on strengthening the freedom and quality of journalism, to make the media more effective in contributing positively to all areas. Especially on the relationship between freedom of expression, justice for all, peace, and inclusiveness.

http://rilis.id/ratusan-jurnalis-dunia-rayakan-world-press-freedom-di-indonesia.html

Freedom , justice and peace, very nice too, but ‘inclusiveness?’

What the heck does that mean?

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So at whom should we look this special day, when it seems some 500 foreign journos are in town, a jolly shindig till Thursday, most of them presumably booked into fancy hotels, which all have bars, ideal places for research and networking, of course.

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It is tempting to have another go at the rancid bias of the Western media, CNN, BBC, France24, ABC, etc.

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But we here in Jakarta don’t need to look that far to see how shackled some parts of the media can be.

We expect nothing more than what we get in terms of bias from media like TVOne, where the journalists purported to give objective news on the Middle East…

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.. …while we were subjected to the miserable droning of that pro-Palestinian dirge and the ridiculous pictorial prejudice, that damned flag, with which they graced our screens.

But at least that wasn’t as bad as the Jakarta Post’s craven editorial silence on book-burning, simply because the JP is owned by Gramedia.

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  • How free were, are, the JP’s editors to condemn such Nazi-style antics, when their big bosses were the unrepentant culprits?

  • And speaking of repentance, who forces TV staff to feed sectarian hogwash into their news-scripts, using the word for ‘repentance’ instead of ‘conversion,’ when talking about dissenters bullied into accepting other people’s dogmas?

  • Or is it still the case that a large percentage of local journos are Islamist bigots?

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  • more than 50 percent of Indonesian journalists agreed that the religious sect Ahmadiyah and Playboy magazine should be banned, while sharia and anti-pornography laws should be enacted.’   quoted in –
  • Very ‘inclusive!’

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  • But those are privately owned media, doing what their pay-masters demand. We know that and just have to laugh at their pretensions. The state broadcaster, TVRI, is not something I watch at all, not for years.

  • The threat to freedom of expression here is thus quite different from that back West, where it’s largely from the cultural marxist in-crowd who have infiltrated and now largely control state media in many countries, notably Britain, Germany, Canada and Australia.

  • Just insert BBC, DW, ZDF, France24, CBC, ABC into that little search box over to the LEFT -which is where they all belong!

  • ZDF unfamiliar?

  • Shouldn’t be…

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    • The editor-in-chief defended her decision to suppress the rape story on public TV broadcaster ZDF: “We don’t want to inflame the situation and spread the bad mood.”   http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/6501/migration-crisis-germany
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  • …and you can remind yourselves of the way freedom of expression is perhaps not always formally outlawed…

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  • ….but certainly restricted in the publicly financed media, so that one side’s prejudices are reflected to the other side’s detriment. One very simple example is how those guilty of arrogant contempt for civilised countries’ sovereign borders, illegals…

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  • …have been deliberately misrepresented in one news report after another, as ‘undocumented migrants’ or some similar contrived euphemism, conjured up by fake-news specialists to play down their lawless arrogance.

  • That’s NOT press freedom.

  • That’s subversive propaganda, and its purveyors’ near monopoly of state media must be broken before those media can seriously be counted as free.

  • If the people pay the piper, it’s the people, not self-regarding elitists, who should call the tune.

  • Only Poland has actively moved to redress the balance….

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  • …with the left-wing clique’s wings clipped by a patriotic government…

  • …the changes in the legislation were necessary, because for eight years under the previous pro-EU government, state broadcasters were “deeply one-party media” with “not a penny’s worth of pluralism,” but “not a single EU commissioner or EU lawmaker expressed any concern over the fact.”
  • Poland defends its new media law as fair amid EU concerns –

  • …to the chagrin of the Euro-Commissars in Brussels.

  • So Poland took a step towards true press freedom.

  • Today, we should hope that British, French and German patriots, as well as those further away in Canada, the USA and Australia, will step up their efforts to clear out the rats’ nests in their countries.

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