Surabaya (ANTARA) - President Director of ANTARA News Agency Akhmad Munir inaugurated the 2023 Public Service Obligation (PSO) Product Strengthening Workshop with PSO verifiers from the Communication and Informatics Ministry in Surabaya, East Java, on Friday (Aug 11).

"The activity aims to guide journalists of ANTARA News Agency to create quality news while complying with the PSO duties mandated by the government. Hopefully, our journalistic products will enlighten the public," Munir stated at the event attended by ANTARA News Director Irfan Junaidi.

Munir noted that ANTARA continues to distribute its journalistic products to several major media networks in Indonesia in the format of text, photos, and video.

"Therefore, it is essential to maintain and enhance the quality of our products in the hopes of enlightening the readers and fulfilling the public need for true information," he pointed out.

During the occasion, he also highlighted the ongoing renovation of the news agency's office in Pasar Baru, Central Jakarta, saying the process is projected to be complete by December this year.

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"I hope that this (office) will become part of our legacy and history," the President Director stated.

Munir, who once served as Head of ANTARA's East Java Bureau, expressed optimism that the news agency can deal with various challenges by solidifying cohesiveness among the news agency's elements.

"I would like to ask all colleagues to adapt to the new working system... I believe that you all can do it," he remarked.

Munir then asked the journalists of ANTARA's East Java Bureau attending the event to contact him if they faced problems.

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