Harmonization of Regulations Regarding Press Coverage Respect the Principle of Presumption of Innocence in the Press Law

Mustawa ., Judhariksawan ., Said Karim, Maskun .


This journal aims to examine the need for harmonization of press reporting arrangements that respect the presumption of innocence and the competence of journalists to write legal news and standards for the journalist profession in the Press Law. This harmonization is intended so that one material with another material can complement each other to respect the presumption of innocence. The aim is to avoid a legal vacuum, because of things or circumstances that have not been regulated in the Press Law, or even if they have been regulated in a statutory regulation but are not clear or even incomplete. Legal vacancies eventually lead to legal uncertainty (rechtsonzekerheid), which will further create legal chaos (rechtsverwarring). This legal uncertainty, so journalists who write legal news are not supported by adequate legal knowledge, and journalist professional standards also use different recruitment criteria. As a result, it creates difficulties to create a responsible press.

Keywords: Harmonization, Regulation, The Press Respects The Principle Presumption Of Innocence.

DOI: 10.7176/JLPG/91-10

Publication date: November 30th 2019

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