RCTI, iNews TV under fire following petition to classify OTT firms as broadcasting media

first_img“If the petition is granted an added definition […] it will cause legal uncertainty for broadcasting and the public,” Ahmad said during a hearing at the Constitutional Court last Wednesday.“Expanding the definition of ‘broadcast’ to include activities such as Instagram TV, Instagram Live, Facebook Live, YouTube Live and the distribution of audio-visual content on social media platforms […] means requiring [the companies] to register as broadcasting firms, which, in turn, requires the formation of entirely new broadcasting bodies that are not accommodated by the Broadcasting Law.”He said that OTT companies – the majority of which are foreign firms – that lacked a broadcast permit could face legal sanctions as their transmission was viewed as illegal under the petition.“In regard to OTT companies and content creators based outside of Indonesia’s territorial jurisdiction, they cannot possibly be subject to Indonesian law,” Ahmad said, adding that the petition could also harm the flow of international trade with other nations.The petition has drawn the ire of social media users who responded with a stream of criticism against the stations run by media conglomerate PT Media Nusantara Citra (MNC).Comedian Bintang Emon, for instance, posted a short skit on Instagram in which he portrays a livestreamer who is arrested by the police for merely broadcasting live footage of himself eating a couple of fried dumplings. Private television stations RCTI and iNews TV have recently come under fire for submitting a petition to the Constitutional Court calling for a judicial review of the Broadcasting Law to establish a “level playing field” for both broadcasting media and over-the-top (OTT) digital content and service providers.The petition was promptly met with resistance from the public and government officials alike amid concerns over a media monopoly that could potentially result in severely limited access to digital content and services.The petition argued that Article 1 of the Broadcasting Law – which defines broadcasting as information transmission via radio frequency through the air, cable and other media – suggested there was “discrimination” against broadcasting media as OTT companies that distribute digital content and services through the internet remain relatively unregulated. Topics : “Please, sir, I only pressed the ‘live’ button, not a missile launch button,” he says in the video clip.Former coordinating maritime affairs minister Rizal Ramli also voiced his concern regarding the petition, saying that it was merely an effort to acquire “business and legal protection” from the government.RCTI milik HT yg kuasai banyak channel TV menggugat UU No 32 2002 ttg Penyiaran ke MK, minta media digital “ditertibkan” supaya tidak menyaingi TV. Oligopolist kok minta proteksi ?Ini oligarchy media penjilat kekuasaan demi bisnis & proteksi hukum. Hari ini minta2 tlg MK 😀— Dr. Rizal Ramli (@RamliRizal) August 29, 2020“Media oligarchy is pandering to power for the sake of business and legal protection,” he tweeted.RCTI programming and production director Dini Putri, during an episode of Deddy Corbuzier’s Close the Door podcast on Sunday, brushed off any concerns, arguing that the petition instead would indirectly benefit content creators as their content would be attributable to the OTT companies that hosted it.Therefore, according to the petition, the government would instead go after the companies instead of individual content creators should there be any problem regarding any digital product, she said.She also fended off criticism that the TV station only submitted the petition to regain a foothold in the media industry amid purported competition with rising OTT firms in recent years.“For us, digital [content] complements the free-to-air content. So we’re not competing,” Dini said. According to the petition, a redefinition of broadcast media is required so that digital content and service providers may become subject to the same law that binds traditional media.The Communications and Information Ministry’s informatics director general, Ahmad M. Ramli, rebutted the claim, saying that OTT companies belonged to a different legal domain under the Electronic Information and Transactions (ITE) Law, the Pornography Law and a number of other regulations concerning digitally transmitted content.Furthermore, he said the petition implied a host of legal consequences that could jeopardize free speech in the country.Read also: Digital killed the analog star: Minister calls for TV transformationlast_img read more

Typhoon Haishen heads to South Korea after slamming Japan

first_imgPowerful Typhoon Haishen approached South Korea on Monday after slamming southern Japan with record winds and heavy rains that prompted evacuation warnings for millions.On Monday morning, initial assessments suggested the storm had done less damage than feared, though hundreds of thousands of homes were left without power across much of Japan’s southern Kyushu island.At 7 am, the typhoon was 30 kilometers (around 20 miles) north of Tsushima island and was categorized as a “large” and strong” storm, having weakened overnight, but was still packing gusts up to 216 kilometers (135 miles) per hour. Several dozen mostly minor injuries were reported, according to national broadcaster NHK, most of them elderly people who suffered falls.In Nagasaki’s Goto, four people were hurt after a shattered window flung glass into an evacuation center in the early hours of Monday morning, a local fire department official told AFP.”It was unclear if the window was smashed in by a gust of wind or something that blew into it,” he said.Weather officials had warned the storm’s strongest gusts would be strong enough to overturn cars and snap powerline poles. Topics : By Monday morning, around 476,000 households were without electricity, according to Kyushu Electric Power, raising fears of heatstroke for those left without air conditioning.Authorities issued non-compulsory evacuation orders and lower-level advisories for more than seven million people at the peak of the storm.But they also asked residents to avoid crowding at shelters to reduce the risk of coronavirus infections. Hotels fully booked Some shelters were forced to turn people away to have enough space to maintain social distancing, and many of those advised to evacuate decided to check into hotels.Hotel Polaris in Shibushi city, Kagoshima, said all 73 of its rooms were booked out for the weekend — the first time it had been fully booked during a typhoon.”This is a large building for our area. I think our guests have chosen to stay with us to feel safe,” front desk employee Takayuki Shinmura told AFP.The typhoon played havoc with transportation, grounding hundreds of flights and disrupting train services.But with little sign of significant damage early Monday morning, travel was expected to resume quickly.Japan’s typhoon season usually runs until October and Haishen is the second powerful storm to move through the region in recent weeks.It follows Typhoon Maysak, which also hit Japan before moving into South and North Korea, where heavy damage was reported.Kim Jong Un appeared in state media over the weekend to inspect the damage and ordered 12,000 elite members of his ruling party to help with recovery efforts.Rough weather caused by Maysak also sank a cargo ship carrying 43 crew and 6,000 cows off Japan’s west coast, prompting a desperate rescue effort by the country’s coast guard.Two survivors and the body of a third crew member were found before Haishen’s arrival forced the coast guard to suspend the search.”We are assessing the situation including exactly when we can resume the operation,” a coast guard duty officer told AFP on Monday.last_img read more

Matteo Guendouzi reveals France Under-21 coach played trick on him over senior call-up

first_imgMatteo Guendouzi reveals France Under-21 coach played trick on him over senior call-up Advertisement The Arsenal youngster could hardly believe he’d been called up to the senior team (Picture: Getty)Matteo Guendouzi has revealed that he briefly thought he was being dropped from the France Under-21 squad as coach Sylvain Ripoll teased him over his senior call-up.The Arsenal star was drafted into Didier Deschamps’ World Cup-winning squad after Paul Pogba was forced to withdraw with an injury, though he was taking a well-earned nap after his north London derby exploits when Ripoll came to deliver the news.After the coach was forced to wait outside the door for several minutes, he decided to play a little trick on Guendouzi to make him fear he’d been axed – only to then reveal the real reason he was leaving the Under-21 set-up. Guendouzi trained with the senior France squad at Clairefontaine on Monday (Picture: Getty)Asked about the call up, the midfielder explained: ‘Actually, I was taking a nap and someone knocked on my door. I didn’t answer because I was sleeping I swear.AdvertisementAdvertisementADVERTISEMENT‘Then my phone rang and it was the coach on the phone. He said, “It’s me, I knocked” and so on. Obviously I went and opened the door straight away!‘And then he said, “Matteo, come here, we need to talk.” He said, “I like you very much but you have to leave.”More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And I said, “What do you mean I have to leave? What do you mean?” He said, “Actually, you’re going with the senior France national team.‘In my mind I was like, at first I couldn’t believe it. Ten minutes before I was asleep – I thought it was still a dream!‘Ten minutes before I was asleep. I thought I was still in a dream.’Matteo Guendouzi on the moment he received his first ever France call-up 🇫🇷😁 pic.twitter.com/unGl7betdC— Metro Sport (@Metro_Sport) September 2, 2019 Metro Sport ReporterMonday 2 Sep 2019 8:04 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link6.5kSharescenter_img ‘The coach and I, we had a good talk, he explained it well. That’s it, he told me I was in the national team of France. It’s a dream. I’m glad I just showered for the sake of my awareness.’Asked how he reacted, he added: ‘My eyes were wide open. I think coach Sylvain Ripoll can better describe the reaction I had than me. It’s a big surprise for me today.’More: Arsenal FCArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira movesThomas Partey debut? Ian Wright picks his Arsenal starting XI vs Manchester CityArsene Wenger explains why Mikel Arteta is ‘lucky’ to be managing Arsenal Comment Advertisementlast_img read more

Pennsylvania Moves Forward with Methane Regulations Despite Trump Rollbacks

first_imgPennsylvania Moves Forward with Methane Regulations Despite Trump Rollbacks SHARE Email Facebook Twitter September 17, 2019center_img Environment,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – As the federal government continues its irresponsible rollback of efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, Governor Tom Wolf is committed to protecting Pennsylvanians from the long-term effect of unfettered methane releases by putting in place strong rules that will prevent methane leaks in Pennsylvania’s natural gas sector.“We’re already seeing the results of climate change in Pennsylvania – increased severe weather, oppressively hot summers and record-setting temperatures,” said Gov. Wolf. “While the White House continues to do everything in its power to pull back environmental regulations, I am fighting for policies that move Pennsylvania forward in addressing climate change and protecting our shared environment.”Last year, Gov. Wolf moved forward with a Methane Reduction Strategy, including finalizing some of the first permits in the nation to set a threshold on methane emissions from new unconventional gas wells and other infrastructure, and proposing new regulations to reduce methane emissions from existing wells and infrastructure. The permits set thresholds on various types of air pollution, such as volatile organic compounds (VOCs), hazardous air pollutants (HAPs), and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Operators will be required to meet federal new source standards and state Best Available Technology (BAT) included in the permit conditions for equipment and processes to control pollution emissions. The permits assist businesses by helping them control methane emissions that cost them money while supporting a clean environment for all Pennsylvanians.“We are moving forward on many fronts to tackle climate change and reduce our emissions footprint and expect to have the rule proposed at the Environmental Quality Board before the end of the year,” said Gov. Wolf. “While these commonsense requirements have already been adopted by many leading natural gas companies, the new regulation of existing sources will ensure that all companies operating in the commonwealth take responsibility for preventing methane leaks and reducing emissions.”Gov. Wolf’s commitment comes as the federal government is removing requirements for oil and gas companies to monitor and fix emission leaks from pipelines, wells, and other equipment. Methane has been identified by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency as the second-most prevalent greenhouse gas emitted in the United States from human activities, and a quarter of methane is produced by the natural gas and oil industries. Reducing methane emissions leaks is an essential step in addressing global greenhouse gas emissions and the impacts of climate change.More information about Gov. Wolf’s Methane Reduction Strategy can be found on the Department of Environmental Protection’s website.last_img read more

Winners of Digicel’s Text to Win, ‘Track Star Game’, walk away with $1,000 each

first_img Tweet Sharing is caring! Share Share Sharecenter_img 56 Views   no discussions LocalNews Winners of Digicel’s Text to Win, ‘Track Star Game’, walk away with $1,000 each by: – December 13, 2011 DIGICEL’S TEXT TO WIN, ‘TRACK STAR GAME’, lucky winner Isaac Ettienne of Penville receives $1,000 cheque from Digicel’s Sales and Marketing Manager Nathalie Walsh. Digicel, Dominica’s Bigger, Better network today announced Mr Isaac Etienne of Penville and Ms Jo Anne Commodore of Pottersville as the first two lucky winners of this month’s ‘Text to Win’ competition, walking away with $1,000 each in cash.Mr Etienne and Ms Commodore were both contacted on November 24th by Digicel’s Marketing Executive, Calvia Timothy. Mr Issac commented that this was his second time being a lucky Digicel winner and that the prize had come at a very opportune time ahead of Christmas. Amazingly, Ms Commodore, a Digicel postpaid customer, said; “WOW! This cash prize comes as a great surprise to me as it is my second time being a lucky Digicel winner.”Digicel’s monthly ‘Text to Win’ competitions give customers the chance to win monthly prizes and cash. November’s competition saw customers texting the word ‘MILES’ to 7171 to be in with a chance to win a fantastic cash prize. With this month’s ‘Text to Win’ competition, Digicel is giving four lucky customers a chance to win EC$1000. Each week, one lucky winner will walk away with $1000 cash. There is no restriction on the number of entries, so the more times customers text ‘MILES’ to 7171, the more chances they have to win.Digicel Dominica’s Marketing Manager, Nathalie Walsh, said; “Digicel is delighted to be delivering the very best value to its customers across the country by bringing early Christmas presents to lucky customers each week. Congratulations to our lucky winners, Isaac Etienne of Penville, and Jo Anne Commodore of Pottersville, and we look forward to giving away many more prizes in the coming months.”In addition, Digicel recently launched its Christmas promotion themed “Spell Digicel and Win”. The ‘Spell Digicel and Win’ promotion offers all Digicel customers a chance to win cash and prizes weekly and the chance to be one of two finalists who will win cash prizes up to $25,000 each in December and January. Digicel prepaid customers simply have to top up by $15 or more and will receive a text message with a letter from the word ‘Digicel’ and postpaid customers simply ensure their accounts are paid to automatically qualify for the weekly draw. Customers who spell D I G I C E L will be automatically entered into the Grand Draw. Postpaid customers must pay their bill in full and on time to receive an entry. In addition postpaid customers will gain an entry for every $15 paid towards their bill. Press ReleaseDigicel Dominicalast_img read more

Nwakali rejoins Olympic Eagles’ camp

first_imgRelatedPosts Abia Warriors appoint new head coach Yobo doesn’t need coaching experience to be on Eagles bench — Bosso Breaking: U23 AFCON: Olympic Eagles keep hope alive, sink Zambia Midfield maestro Kelechi Nwakali is the latest player to join the camp of Nigeria’s U23 boys, Olympic Eagles, in Abuja as the team intensifies preparations ahead of the 3rd Africa U23 Cup of Nations holding in Egypt early next month.  The former U17 World Cup-winning captain who plays for Spanish side SD Huesa was among the players that took part in Thursday’s morning training session at the National Stadium training pitch, supervised by Coach Imama Amapakabo and his assistants.The mercurial midfielder played an integral part in the qualifiers as the team dispatched Libya and Sudan to book a slot in the U23 AFCON finals.Nigeria’s U23 squad open their campaign against Cote d’Ivoire in the tournament on 9th November in Cairo before taking on Zambia on 12th November and South Africa on 15th November. All their matches will hold at the Al Salam Stadium.Winners, runners up and third placed teams will represent Africa in next year’s Men’s Olympic Football Tournament in Tokyo, Japan.  The fiesta is expected to last for two weeks, from 8-22 November, 2019.Tags: Imama AmapakaboKelechi NwakaliOlympic EaglesSD Huescalast_img read more

Osimhen in Napoli for contract talks

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Napoli president tests positive for coronavirus Lille striker, Victor Osimhen is in Naples on Tuesday.TMW claimed Osimhen and his agent are in the city for talks with Napoli over a summer transfer. Osimhen and his representatives flew to Italy in private jet and a meeting is scheduled with Napoli officials later on Tuesday.Napoli director Cristiano Giuntoli is hoping to reach a quick deal with Osimhen in order to burn off competition.A fee of around €60 million has been mooted for the Lille star.Tags: Contract NegotiationsLOSC Lille FCNapoliVictor Osimhenlast_img read more

Webster makes great start in Qatar

first_imgEngland’s Steve Webster made an amazing start to the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters on Wednesday, holing his second shot of the tournament for an albatross. Webster began his first round on the 10th hole at Doha Golf Club and saw his approach to the 548-yard par five disappear into the cup for the second albatross on the European Tour this season, Holland’s Joost Luiten having carded the first in the Volvo Golf Champions in Durban. A par on the 11th was then followed by a birdie on the 12th and took Webster to four under par, three shots behind clubhouse leader Dawie van der Walt. Van der Walt, who won the Nelson Mandela Championship in his native South Africa in December, had carded a flawless 65 containing five birdies and an eagle to lead by one shot from Spanish duo Rafael Cabrera-Bello and Nacho Elvira and France’s Francois Calmels. Cabrera-Bello, who was fourth in Abu Dhabi on Sunday, and Elvira both carded six birdies and no bogeys while Calmels had a more adventurous 66 with an eagle on the 10th, six birdies and two bogeys. European number one Henrik Stenson quickly returned to form after a rare missed cut in Abu Dhabi, the Swede carding birdies at his last two holes to complete a four-under 68. Playing partner Jason Dufner, the US PGA champion, returned a 70 but the third member of the marquee group, former world number one Luke Donald, could only manage a 72 which featured a missed par putt from inside a foot on the fourth. Play got under way shortly after 7am local time following a 30-minute fog delay, but Darren Clarke was forced to miss out on his 500th European Tour appearance after pulling out through injury. Clarke, who has lost more than three stone since October in a bid to recapture his best form, was due to play alongside defending champion Chris Wood and Spain’s Miguel Angel Jimenez in the first two rounds. However, the 45-year-old suffered a pulled muscle on Tuesday and was forced to withdraw, with Sweden’s Jens Dantorp – who earnt his card through the qualifying school last year – taking his place in the field. Clarke won the Open Championship in 2011, but has failed to record a single top-10 on the European Tour since his triumph at Royal St George’s. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Undefeated Lady Mariners Get By Schenck and Dexter

first_img Latest Posts Bio GIRLSDI-Stonington 3, Schenck 2Singles: Chelsea Ciomei (DI-S) over Christina Ballard 8-1, Esther Adams (DI-S) over Sam York 8-1, Heidi Grego (DI-S) over Lauren Lowell 9-7. Doubles: Karlie Michaud and Machaela Watts (S) over Julie Stone and Layla Eaton 8-6, Liz Stedford and Stephanie Rock (S) over Cortney Trundy and Sam Dunham 8-2.DI-Stonington 3, Dexter 2Singles: Ciomei (DI-S) over Crissy Mountain 8-6, Adams (DI-S) over Sarah Murray 8-5, Cally Mountain (D) over Grego 8-2. Doubles: Stone and Eaton (DI-S) over Danielle Burtan and Katie Eastman 8-3, Alexis Mitchell and Jessica Mason (D) over Trundy and dunham 8-2. For more sports stories, pick up a copy of The Ellsworth American. State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admin Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 Latest posts by admin (see all) DEER ISLE — Also undefeated in their first two outings are the Deer Isle-Stonington Mariner girls, who got past Schenck 3-2 on Wednesday, April 29, and edged Dexter 3-2 on Friday.With that undefeated record, the Mariners shared the top spot in the Class C girls’ standings with GSA, but that was before GSA’s doubleheader win on Monday.The DI-S Mariner boys are 0-2 so far with losses to Schenck and Dexter.BOYSThis is placeholder textThis is placeholder textSchenck 4, DI-Stonington 1Singles: Aaron Hutchins (S) over Lance Bradshaw 8-0, Jerome York (S) over Ian Pelletier 8-6, Aaron Ewing (S) over Dylan Siebert 8-1. Doubles: Noah Leighton and Garreth Warr (DI-S) over Aaron Vienneau and Rylan McAdam 8-4, Cameron Okeson and Jared Lyons (S) by forfeit.Dexter 4, DI-Stonington 1Singles: Cory Fifield (DI-S) over Keegan Glidden 8-6, Josh Stanhope (D) over Lance Bradshaw 8-5, Ryan Wilks (D) over Ian Pellitier 8-4. Doubles: Joel Perrier and Mike O’Connor (D) over Dylan Seibert and Kevin Melanio 8-1, Brian O’Connor and Nick Trembley (D) over Garreth Warr and Noah Leighton 8-2. House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014last_img read more

Cricket News Ishant Sharma Gifts Himself The Perfect Birthday Gift By Beating THIS Record Of Kapil Dev

first_imgIshant Sharma scored his first Test fifty in Jamaica Test.Ishant took a five-wicket haul in the first Test in Antigua.Ishant has surpassed Kapil Dev for most wickets in overseas conditions outside Asia. highlights New Delhi : Ishant Sharma is having a wonderful tour of the Caribbean. In the first match, he took a five-wicket haul and established a partnership of 60 with Ravindra Jadeja to help India recover from a shaky position. In Jamaica, Ishant smashed his maiden Test fifty and helped Hanuma Vihari notch his first ton. The Delhi right-hander, more known for his exploits with the ball, has enjoyed a good run with the bat in 2019, having recently scored his first First Class century while batting at No.9 for Sussex against Leicestershire in the recent County season. However, on day 3 of the Sabina Park Test match, Ishant created history and gifted himself a magnificent birthday gift.When he took the wicket of Jahmarh Hamilton, Ishant took his 156th wicket in Tests outside of Asia and he created a new record. Ishant’s wicket of Hamilton took him past the legendary Kapil Dev’s tally of 155 wickets overseas. While Kapil took 45 matches, Ishant surpassed the record in his 46th game.Zaheer Khan is the other pacer in the group with 147 wickets in 38 Tests while Javagal Srinath and Mohammed Shami have 117 and 101 wickets. Shami also went past 100 wickets in Tests outside Asia in this match when he took the wickets of Rahkeem Cornwall and John Campbell.Also Read | On India tour, Michael Phelps meets Ishant Sharma and Shreyas IyerWest Indies were reduced to 117 and India ended up with a lead of 299 but they did not enforce the follow-on. Ajinkya Rahane and Hanuma Vihari continued their great form as they notched up 168/4 declared and they set West Indies a near improbable target of 468. Ishant extended his record by taking the wicket of Kraigg Brathwaite for 3. When Shami got the wicket of John Campbell, West Indies were 45/2 and India were on the cusp of sweeping the entire tour. Ishant’s contribution with the bat, although 91 Tests later and his brilliance with the ball is a sign that the pacer is finally living up to the hype which he generated during his debut year in 2008.Also Read | Kapil Dev hails Indian cricket team’s current crop of fast bowlers, terms them ‘unbelievable’Surpassing Kapil Dev’s record is a phenomenal achievement and many would be hoping that he goes on to create more new records in the upcoming home season.center_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more