Ethics in the Television Programme
- 10.2991/sores-18.2019.75How to use a DOI?
- television news; ethical violations; violence
Based on the Minister of Information Decree No. 190A/Kep/1987 in October 1987, the government officially allows the operation of private television. This makes it easier for the public to obtain various information, and no longer dependent on TVRI programs that have previously dominated broadcast rights. Each television station has its own characteristics and uniqueness, one of which calls itself television news. The emergence of Metro TV, TV One and then Kompas TV, they are more focused on news programs. The number of news programs certainly creates various phenomena, such as frequent repetition of news, the emergence and discussion of the same topic for days, news that is still dominated by big cities and so on. If we look further, it turns out that there are many violations in these news programs, ranging from ethical violations to violations of the broadcasting standards that have been regulated. Violations that often occur in news shows generally include: 1) mentioning the identity of minors, 2) displaying images that are sadistic in a vulgar manner, 3) presenting physical and sexual violence clearly, 4) Reconstruction in a coherent manner for a crime that can cause trauma and fear for the community, 5) mention of identity clearly on someone who is yet to be indicted, 6) bribery problem with journalists. This research is focused on how Metro TV, which is bound by various rules and regulations and obligated to apply the rules in its news programs, because in practice it is faced with a dilemma, because on the other hand, it is faced with necessity or the need to preach conflict, violence, tragedy as fast and complete as possible to provide a real picture toward the public. Some important findings from this study are (1) News of violence still dominates television coverage because it is a real condition that exists in Indonesian society today, (2) Metro TV is committed to reduce the frequency these shows and will provide more solutions and explanations on the case, (3) The number of ethical violations in the news on Metro TV shows that internal supervision has not been carried out optimally.
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TY - CONF AU - Oji Kurniadi PY - 2019/03 DA - 2019/03 TI - Ethics in the Television Programme BT - Proceedings of the Social and Humaniora Research Symposium (SoRes 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 324 EP - 327 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/sores-18.2019.75 DO - 10.2991/sores-18.2019.75 ID - Kurniadi2019/03 ER -