Jakarta (ANTARA) - President Joko Widodo stated on Tuesday that the presidential regulation on publishers’ rights will not apply to content creators.

Widodo, popularly known as Jokowi, made the statement in response to concerns raised by content creators over the regulation, which they fear will put their creativity and jobs at risk.

"I convey that this presidential regulation does not apply to content creators," he affirmed while delivering his remarks at the National Press Day commemoration event in Jakarta.

Jokowi confirmed that Indonesian content creators could continue cooperation with various digital platforms.

Presidential Regulation Number 32 of 2024 concerning the Responsibility of Digital Platform Companies to Support Quality Journalism was approved on Tuesday.

The regulation has been devised as a legal basis for local mass media players and digital platforms to prevent digital disruption from eroding conventional media in Indonesia.

Initiated three years ago, the regulation was also aimed at encouraging cooperation between conventional and digital media to support sustainable journalism.

The government and relevant stakeholders previously discussed the regulation, which is also expected to serve as a reference for cooperation between media companies and digital platforms to support quality journalism.

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