Dipo Alam Criticism on 'TV One', 'Metro TV', 'Media Indonesia'

Dipo Alam Criticism on 'TV One', 'Metro TV', 'Media Indonesia'

Bogor : Indonesia | Feb 22, 2011 at 12:57 AM PST
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Cabinet Secretary Dipo Alam criticized the two media of television and print media are saying one can not make the news in a measurable, that is TV One, Metro TV, and Media Indonesia.

Both privately-owned television said politicians are constantly vilify the government. TV One belonged to the General Chairman of Golkar Party Bakrie. While the daily Media Indonesia and Metro TV is owned by the Golkar Party politician who is currently aggressively building Democratic National organization, Surya Paloh.

By Dipo, in addition to scenes of violence often display repetitive, two television stations broadcast the news is often not balanced. For example, when President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono held a working visit in Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara, early February 2011.

At that time, Dipo claims, there are few people who held a demonstration. However, both the television station reported that the people reject the presence of the President of NTT. "This story is close to a lie," he told reporters at the Presidential Palace in Bogor, West Java, on Tuesday (22/02/2011).

"I follow the journey of SBY to NTT. Just a handful of protesters. Compare with which to welcome the President from Kupang to Atambua," he said.

Dipo also asked people not to watch television that just spreading lies.

Previously, Dipo threaten the media who always criticize the government will not get advertising from government institutions. Dipo will ask the secretary-general of public relations and public relations state agencies do not advertise in the media concerned.

In addition, the media is also threatened with diligent criticize will not be informed. "Anyway, I say, if they (the media) continue to vilify every minute, do not install (ad). I will face it. Moreover, the government got the money. Do not put ads on it and now people who were interviewed during prime time not need to come, "said Dipo.

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