KPAI Asks KPI to Reject Saipul Jamil Appears on Television : Okezone Celebrity

COMMISSION Indonesian Child Protection (KPAI) asked the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) to reject Saipul Jamil’s appearance on television. Previously, when Saipul Jamil was released from prison, he was greeted with joy.

KPAI considers that this is tantamount to tarnishing the Law, in this case Article 4 paragraph (1) of Law Number 32 of 2002 concerning Broadcasting.

In detail, the law reads; Broadcasting as a mass communication activity has a function as a medium of information, education, healthy entertainment, control, and social glue.

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In addition, according to the provisions of Article 72 (5) of Law No. 35 of 2014 concerning Child Protection, the role of the mass media is carried out through the dissemination of useful information and educational materials from the social, cultural, educational, religious, and health aspects of children by taking into account the best interests of the child. for Children.

“If you look at the provisions referred to, then the broadcast content must be selected, healthy for children’s development, and oriented to the best interests of children. The rise of shows featuring figures of perpetrators of sexual crimes against children is not accurate information and is in accordance with the stimulation of children’s development. Excessive reporting is actually vulnerable cause various impacts,” explained KPAI Chair Susanto, in an official statement received by MNC Portal, Tuesday (7/9/2021).

Yes, what television does can have a bad impact on other victims of sexual violence against children. KPAI itself notes that there are 3 impacts that can arise when perpetrators of sexual violence against children are glorified in the mass media.

First, said Susanto, vulnerable to imitative impact on children, because even though he is a perpetrator of a sexual crime, he still looks respectable.

Second, it is vulnerable to give the impression that perpetrators of sexual crimes against children are common. Whereas sexual crimes against is a crime that is a serious concern of the state.

Third, excessive reporting can disrupt the inner atmosphere of the community and the victims.

“Regarding this, KPAI has submitted a letter to the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) to take several actions,” he explained.

The points conveyed by KPAI to KPI include, firstly, providing continuous advice and education to broadcasters to maintain the dignity of broadcasting institutions in carrying out healthy education and entertainment functions.

Then, the second is to adjust the Broadcasting Code of Conduct and Broadcast Program Standards (P3SPS) with the principles of child protection, including protection oriented towards victims, witnesses and child perpetrators.

“Because excessive reporting of sexual crimes against children is vulnerable to psychological harm to victims and this is not in accordance with the ethics and propriety of broadcasting in public spaces, as well as other impacts,” added Susanto.

Child protection itself has actually become a major commitment of the state. Moreover, Law 35 of 2014 concerning child protection explicitly explains that child protection is the obligation of all parties, both the state, government, local government, the community including the media, parents and families.