Apr 20 00:34Indonesian journalists still far from professional
Makassar, S Sulawesi (Antara News
) - Indonesian journalists are still far from profesional, so that the Press Council should be strengthened into an institution to supervise and improve their skills.
"Journalists in this country are still far from profesional. There`s no check and recheck, always in a hurry in making a news story, lack of knowledge, emotional, especially that they cannot be touched by the law, imnmature, and are unable to make an analysis," media expert Prof.Dr. Hafid Changara, who is also Dean of Political and Social Sciences School of the Hasanudin University, said here on Wednesday.
He hoped that in the future the Press Council would have power enough to supervise, arrange and encourage the Indonesian press to be more profesional, and uphold the codes of ethics of journalists.
"The Indonesian press doesn`t want a new Information Ministry in handling and dealing with the national press, so that the Press Council should strengthen its functions," Hafid said.(*)