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Information from many ministries and institutions, and even local governments, will now be consolidated on one website. The Indonesiakini.go.id aggregator website was launched by the Ministry of Communication and Information.

This action will make it easier for the population to obtain reliable information on the many policies and initiatives that the government has put in place and will continue to put in place.

“We hope that with this website, the public can know the current situation and the state of Indonesia just by clicking on a website. The existence of this website makes public communication more integrative, more orchestrated to citizens’ eyes,” says Usman Kansong, director general of public information and communication at the Ministry of Communications and Information Technology.

The Director General explained how the presence of Indonesia will undoubtedly solve the difficulties of rapid, widespread and integrated public communication. He went on to say that the information and communication technology dynamics driving the disruption make it difficult for government institutions to manage public information and communication in a way that enables adaptive public consumption. .

It must be recognized, however, that not all governments, organizations or local ministries have combined their material into a single repository. Communication activities must be adapted to the changing landscape of public communication in government institutions in order to facilitate public access to information.

The Ministry of Communication and Information is responsible for coordinating the planning, preparation and implementation of public communications related to government policies and programs, in accordance with Presidential Instruction Number 9 of 2015 regarding the management of public communication.

The ministry is also responsible for organizing the information into a single narrative for the presidential briefing. The presence of Indonesia will undoubtedly be the ideal framework to bring together the various governmental branches.

The public will now have easier access to information on government development initiatives. The four news channels owned by the Ministry of Communication and Information Technology will soon be incorporated into the Indonesian aggregator’s website.

This includes 115 universities, 34 provincial governments, 98 municipal governments and 416 district governments. There are also 37 additional ministerial sites, 7 institutions, 2 sites managed by the presidential palace and 37 other sites.

Indonesia collected 588 websites belonging to various institutions, local governments and ministries. A total of 746 sites, or 79% of the objective, have been achieved.

Meanwhile, people in South Sulawesi, especially the city of Makassar, are braced for the end of analog TV broadcasts and the subsequent transition to digital TV broadcasts. In July 2022, periodic opinion polls carried out by the Ministry of Communication and Information confirmed this desire.

Rosarita Niken Widiastuti, a special staff member of the Minister of Communication and Information, said 82.94% of Makassar and its surrounding residents want to watch digital TV broadcasts.

The will of the citizens of the city of Makassar cannot be separated from the contribution of the performance of the broadcasting institution. All 18 analog broadcasting institutions in and around Makassar City have switched to digital broadcasting.

In addition, the Director of Broadcasting of the General Directorate of Post and Information Technology of the Ministry of Communication 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 service areas are affected by ASO in Indonesia due to the prevalence of analog TV broadcasts. LPP TVRI, Indonesia’s public television network, is actively building infrastructure for the remaining rural sites, 90 of which are already receiving digital transmissions.