Freedom of opinion, expression and the press are human rights, protected by Pancasila, the 1945 Constitution, and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations.
Freedom of the press is a means for the public to receive information and communicate to satisfy
Aware of press freedom, Indonesian journalists are also aware of the interests of the nation, socially
Carrying out its functions, rights, duties and roles, the press respects the rights of everyone, therefore the press must be professional and open to be controlled by the community.
To guarantee press freedom and realize the public’s right to receive correct information, Indonesian journalists need a moral and ethical professional foundation as operational guidelines to maintain public trust and maintain integrity and professionalism.