Topic: Religion and Media
Speaker: Endy M. Bayuni ( Senior Editor of The Jakarta Post - Indonesian Correspondent for Reuters and Agence France Presse (AFP) 1984-1991 - Nieman Fellow at Harvard University 2003/2004)
Date: February 22nd, 2012 @ 12.30-14.30 WIBVenue: CRCS, room 306, 3rd floor Gdg. Sekolah Pascasarjana, UGMJl. Teknika Utara, Pogung, Yogyakarta
About the topic: Tensions and conflicts between different religious communities in Indonesia have been growing in recent years. The Media now enjoying so much freedom to report, however don't always get it right and their poor reporting may even exacerbate the tension. Should the media simply report, or should they also play an active role in easing the tensions and conflicst? What are the best practices in media reporting on religion?