RI, Australia to share experiences in broadcast regulation

RI, Australia to share experiences in broadcast regulation

Illustration - Indonesian Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi (right) held bilateral talks with her Australian counterpart, Marise Payne, on the sidelines of a high-level dialog on Indo-Pacific cooperation in Jakarta, on March 20, 2019. ANTARA FOTO/Sigid Kurniawan/ama. (ANTARA FOTO/SIGID KURNIAWAN)

Our visit was designed not only to see and learn about the dynamics of broadcasting in Australia but also to study how (the country) regulates television broadcast content, including the streaming service
Jakarta (ANTARA) - Indonesia and Australia have assented to forging cooperation in the fields of information exchange, regulation, and broadcast content.

The two neighboring nations reached the agreement when the Indonesian Broadcast Commission (KPI) delegation paid a visit to the Australian Communications and Media Authority (ACMA) in Sydney on Wednesday (June 19).

"Our visit was designed not only to observe and learn about the dynamics of broadcasting in Australia but also to evaluate how (the country) regulates television broadcast content, including the streaming service," Chief of KPI's delegation, Hardly Stefano, noted in a written statement released on Saturday.

The streaming service is one of the challenges in controlling broadcast content nowadays, the other KPI delegation member, stated.

Both the KPI and ACMA have the authority to control media broadcast in their respective nations. Disparate to the KPI, which is only tasked with controlling television broadcast, the ACMA is authorized to control radio frequency and other telecommunication issues.

However, like KPI, the ACMA is yet unable to control the online broadcast of television media. The ACMA noted that the Australian community also tends to switch to online media similar to the people from other countries, including Indonesia.

"Responding to the developments, the ACMA is keen on protecting local content and making all-out efforts to protect viewers, including children," an ACMA representative noted in a written statement.

Based on similarities in the challenges to streaming service, both sides had agreed to cooperate in the field. Through the cooperation, both nations can mutually study their experiences and practices in broadcast regulation.  

 

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