Monthly Archives: October 2011

Meliput Anak, Menjamin Hak-Haknya

“There is no trust more sacred than the one the world holds with children. There is no duty more important than ensuring that their rights are respected, that their welfare is protected, that their lives are free from fear and want and that they can grow up in peace.”  (Koffi Anan, former UN Secretary General)            ...

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My Eisenhower Fellowships Journey

During Eisenhower Fellowships Day in Bali, 14 October this year, I met with Ramon Hernando.  I forgot to asked how old is he…but, he was Eisenhower Fellow alumni 1959 from Philipines. Fifty two years ago!  I guess he is not less than 80 years old now.  And still has great spirit and charm. He came from Manila, to supporting EF ...

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Meliput Kejahatan Asusila: Melepas Asumsi dan Stigma

Dalam dua bulan terakhir, setidaknya dalam lima kali kesempatan bertemu dengan para wartawan di lima propinsi, saya mendiskusikan mengenai Etika Perlindungan Privasi dalam Peliputan Kejahatan Asusila. Di Makasar, ada cerita menarik dari seorang wartawan lokal. Koran tempatnya bekerja pernah disomasi oleh orang tua seorang murid sekolah menengah atas di kotanya, karena memberitakan sebuah peristiwa perkosaan di kota itu, dan menyebut ...

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Manila Declaration on Reporting on Violence and Emergencies

MANILA (MindaNews/15 Oct) By Malu Cadelina-Manar A group of journalists from nine countries in Asia-Pacific signed a declaration in Manila on Friday echoing their common concerns on reporting violence and emergencies. The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), an independent and non-political organization, said the media have an important role to play in covering conflict and violence as well ...

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Pengantar Diskusi Mengenai Etika Privasi dan Jurnalisme

“We define freedom of the press as that degree of freedom from restraint which is essential to enable proprietors, editors and journalists to advance the public interest by publishing the facts and opinions without which a democratic electorate can not take responsible judgments” (Royal Comission on the Press Final Report, Media Law, by Geoffrey Roberstson and Andrew Nicol, 1984) Kalimat ...

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Media Convergence in the US and in Indonesia: A Talk with Uni Lubis

As a veteran journalist who is now Chief Editor of ANTEVE, Uni Lubis thought she knew quite a lot about the media business.  Yet halfway through the 7-week fellowship with the Eisenhower Foundation that is taking her across the United States — meeting with fellow journalists, academics, politicians and enterpreneurs — Uni is learning much more than she expected. The ...

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Twitter: Antara Jurnalisme, Saluran Berita dan Ekspresi Personal

Kian banyak yang menjadikan Twitter sebagai sumber informasi, baik itu dari akun media maupun kontribusi akun personal.  Apakah pesan Twitter bisa dikategorikan Jurnalisme?  Ataukah Twitter semata-mata saluran distribusi berita? Jika definisi jurnalisme adalah mencari, menyimpan, mengolah, memproduksi dan melaporkan berita, maka Twitter bisa dikategorikan sebagai jurnalisme.  Apalagi Twitter menyediakan kemampuan berbagi gambar. Twitter juga memiliki kelebihan dalam hal kecepatan distribusi ...

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“Next Journalism”, Beratnya Tugas Jurnalis Masa Depan

Bali, 15 Oktober 2011. Udara di Ruang Karang Asem Ballroom, Hotel Hyatt cukup dingin.  Sabtu siang, ketika orang-orang yang berkunjung ke Pulau Dewata leyeh-leyeh di pinggir pantai Nusa Dua, atau  menikmati fruit-punch di pinggir kolam renang, sekitar 40 orang serius mengikuti diskusi dengan tema “Media and Transformative Leaderships in Responding Challenges in East Asia”. Hiks, judul yang berat ya, apalagi ...

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Melihat Pemimpin

Di era media digital mudah bagi kita melihat respon publik atas setiap peristiwa kenegaraan.  Termasuk respon ada kepemimpinan negeri.  Selasa malam (18/10), jutaan pasang mata tertuju pada layar kaca, menikmati pengumuman penggantian sejumlah anggota kabinet Presiden Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono.  Proses penggantian penuh drama.  Di Twitter, saya menuliskan “show time” saat pengumuman dilakukan.  Sambil menonton, saya memonitor reaksi publik di dunia ...

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Bill on Content Threatens Press Freedom

By the time this article was written, at least 3000 people were supporting the rejection against Communication and Information Ministerial Decree Draft on Multimedia Content (RPM Konten) on the internet S.O.S account on Facebook. A thousand people have shown their support on the Say No To RPM Konten account. On Twitter, rejections started showing on Friday, February 12. The target ...

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