INFONEWS.CO.ID ■ The plenary meeting of the Members of the Indonesian Press Council as a result of the 2019 Indonesian Press Congress at the Grand Cempaka Hotel Jakarta, has recently chosen Heintje Mandagi as Chair of the Indonesian Press Council for the period 2019-2022.
The two candidates who were previously mentioned to be strong candidates for the position of Chair of the Indonesian Press Council, Insp. Gen. (ret.) Pol Wisjnu Amat Sastro, former Riau Regional Police Chief, and Dr. Emrus Sihombing - Communication expert, chose to be refused.
The majority of participants in the Indonesian Press Council plenary meeting then chose and decided Heintje Mandagi as Chair of the Press Council.
After officially presiding over the Indonesian Press Council, Heintje Mandagi and Secretary of the Indonesian Press Secretary, together with other members managed to compile the complete composition of the Indonesian Press Council's management structure for the 2019-2022 period.
In the ranks of the core management, Mandagi was accompanied by Deputy Chairperson Emrus Sihombing (Community Leader Elements), and Secretary Sugiharto Santoso (Elements of the Head of Press Company), and H Subaidi (Press and Community Leader Elements) at the Treasurer position.
The structure of the Indonesian Press Council is as follows:
Law and Press Protection Commission: Inspector General (ret.) Pol. Wisjnu Amat Sastro (Community Leader Element)
Competency Certification Commission: Lasman Siahaan, SH, MH (Elements of journalists / leaders of press organizations)
Professional Development Commission: Suriyanto, SH, MH, MKn (Elements of journalists / leaders of press organizations)
Commission for Public Complaints: Mustika Sani, SH, MH (Community Leader Elements)
Press Company Verification Commission: Drs. Maripin Munthe (Element of the head of the press company organization)
Provincial Representative Commission: Febryan Adhitya, SE, MSn (Elements of Press Company Leaders)
Inter-Institutional Relations Commission: Drs. Taufiq Effendi, MBA (Community Leader Element)
Media Empowerment Commission: Compassion (journalist / head of press organization elements)
Business Commission: Drs. Yockie Hutagalung, MM (Community Leader Element)
Commission for Professional Certification Institutions: Salim Djati Mamma (Elements of journalists / leaders of press organizations)
Research and Development Commission: Frans P. Liwun, S.Sos, SPd (Elements of the head of the press organization)
Foreign Partnership Commission: Joseph Hutabarat, SE, SH, MH (journalist element)
Press Organization Empowerment Commission: Dedik Sugianto (Element of journalists / leaders of press organizations)
Secretariat Commission: Feri Rusdiono (Element of Journalist / press organization leader)
Commission on Public Relations: Moris Hutasoit (Elements of journalists / leaders of press organizations)
In addition to setting the Chair of the Chosen Press Council, the Plenary Meeting of the Indonesian Press Council also established the Indonesian Press Council Supervisory Board (outside the structure), namely: Marlon Brando, Edi Anwar, and Wesley Sihombing. The ranks of the Supervisory Board will still be filled by several other figures who are considered to have the capacity as press figures or community leaders.
With the complete formation of the Management Structure of the Indonesian Press Council, Chairman of the Indonesian Press Council Heintje Mandagi said, the next step is that all Members of the Indonesian Press Council must immediately work on the work program while awaiting recommendations from the Indonesian Press Congress submitted to the President of the Republic of Indonesia.