The information from numerous ministries and institutions through to municipalities is now brought together on one website. The Indonesiakini.go.id aggregator website was launched by the Ministry of Communications and Information.
This measure will make it easier for the public to obtain reliable information about the numerous measures and initiatives that the government has implemented and will continue to implement.
“We hope that with this website, the public can know the current situation and state of Indonesia just by clicking on a website. The existence of this website makes public communications more inclusive and orchestrated in the eyes of citizens,” says Usman Kansong, Director General of Information and Public Communications at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.
The Director-General outlined how Indonesia’s presence will undoubtedly address the difficulties of rapid, widespread and integrated public communications. He continued by saying that the dynamics of information and communication technologies causing the disruption make it difficult for government institutions to manage public information and communication in a way that allows for appropriate public consumption.
However, it must be recognized that not all local governments, organizations or ministries have brought their material together in a single archive. Communications activities need to be adapted to the changing public communications landscape in government institutions in order to facilitate public access to information.
The Ministry of Communications and Information has the responsibility to coordinate the planning, preparation and implementation of public communications related to government policies and programs in accordance with Presidential Instruction No. 9 of 2015 on the management of public communications.
The ministry is also responsible for organizing information into a single narrative for presidential instruction. Indonesia’s presence will no doubt be the ideal setting to bring together the various channels of government.
The public will now have easier access to information about government development initiatives. The four information channels of the Ministry of Communications and Informatics will soon be integrated into the Indonesian aggregator website.
These include 115 universities, 34 provincial governments, 98 city governments and 416 district governments. There are also 37 additional agencies, 7 institutions, 2 agencies operated by the Presidential Palace and 37 other agencies.
Indonesia collected 588 websites belonging to various institutions, local governments and ministries. A total of 746 locations or 79 percent of the target were achieved.
Meanwhile, residents of South Sulawesi, especially Makassar City, are preparing for the demise of analog TV broadcasting and the subsequent transition to digital TV broadcasting. In July 2022, regular opinion polls by the Ministry of Communications and Information confirmed this willingness.
Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, a member of the Minister of Communications and Information’s special staff, reported that 82.94 percent of Makassar and surrounding residents are interested in watching digital TV broadcasts.
The willingness of the citizens of Makassar City cannot be separated from the contribution of the broadcaster’s performance. All 18 analogue broadcasters in and around Makassar City have switched to digital broadcasting.
In addition, Broadcasting Director of the Directorate-General for Post and Information Technology at the Ministry of Communications and Information, Geryantika Kurnia, noted that there are three determinants of readiness prior to the implementation of the Analogue Switch Off (ASO) program.
According to the director, 112 coverage areas in Indonesia are affected by ASO due to the proliferation of analog television transmissions. LPP TVRI, the Indonesian public television network, is actively building infrastructure for the remaining rural areas, 90 of which are already receiving digital broadcasts.