Freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of the press are human rights protected by Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution and the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. The existence of cyber media in Indonesia is also part of freedom of opinion, freedom of expression and freedom of the press.
Cyber media has a special character so that it requires guidance so that its management can be carried out professionally, fulfilling its functions, rights and obligations in accordance with Law Number 40 of 1999 concerning the Press and Journalistic Code of Ethics. For this reason, the Press Council together with press organizations, cyber media managers, and the public have compiled the Cyber Media Coverage Guidelines as follows:
- News verification and balance
- User Generated Content
- Correction, and Right of Reply
- Revocation of News
- Inclusion of Guidelines
Jakarta, February 3, 2012 (This manual was signed by the Press Council and the press community in Jakarta, 3 February 2012)