Let us continue to improve ourselves and collectively bolster the nation's literacy, skill, and resiliency toward Connected Indonesia: More Digital, More Advanced
Jakarta (ANTARA) - The Netizen Digital Literacy Fair, held by the Communication and Informatics Ministry along with all Cybercreation partners and network on December 18-19, 2021, was attended online and offline by thousands of participants.

This year's Netizen Fair was held in a hybrid format. The ministry's data indicates that the event was attended personally by one thousand participants on the first day. The virtual attendees numbered even more, at 40,643 people.

In a press statement on Wednesday, the ministry's spokesperson, Dedy Permady, noted that through the 2021 Netizen Digital Literacy Fair, the government is optimistic of Indonesia's digital space continuing to grow.

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The ministry also expects that advancements in digital technology could be used wisely, so that its positive impact could be felt by the entire population, he affirmed.

"Let us continue to improve ourselves and collectively bolster the nation's literacy, skills, and resiliency toward Connected Indonesia: More Digital, More Advanced," he affirmed.

The ministry, as the leader in digital transformation, has prepared the Digital Literacy National Movement (GNLD) Program as a pillar of development of digital human resources that has begun since 2017.

The training was aimed at providing an understanding to the people in navigating the digital space.

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The ministry's GNLD program is the starting point for the development of Indonesia's digital human resources in realizing digital citizens, Permadi remarked.

These digital citizens are expected to be capable of navigating the digital space and to possess requisite skills to utilize the advancements in digital technology, he remarked.

Several speakers representing communities, academicians, public figures, and other stakeholders in the field of digital literacy participated in the activity.

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Participants comprised Bali's governor and mayor, digital literacy enthusiasts, social media practitioners, and key opinion leaders from various cities.

The event featured in the Netizen Digital Literacy Fair was the "Digital Literacy Talk” show with a discussion concerning the four pillars of digital literacy and the latest digital technology issues.

The ministry also held "Netizen Talks" that further reviewed the utilization of digital technology, such as the creation of interesting content, tips and tricks in creating podcasts, and animation class.

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Translator: Natisha A, Fadhli Ruhman
Editor: Fardah Assegaf
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