MUI to Monitor TV Broadcast During Ramadan

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  • TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) will monitor all media broadcasts, especially on television during Ramadan this year.

    MUI's Information and Communication Division Head Masduki Baidlowi said the monitoring will be conducted during prime time schedule. “At before and after suhoor and fast-breaking,” he said in MUI building, Jakarta, Tuesday, May 15.

    Masduki stated MUI teams along with the Indonesian Broadcasting Commission (KPI) will record the television programs and assess the contents. “KPI has the more developed equipment and human resources to monitor the broadcasting content,” said Masduki.

    MUI will release the monitoring result during the first ten days of Ramadan at a press conference, while the rest 20 days will be publicized after Eid al-Fitr.

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    Masduki further said that the public can join the monitoring by sending their opinion and comments related to the broadcasting contents via e-mail and

    “The monitoring towards media broadcasts is a part of ulema's duty in protecting the public’s moral,” he added.

    Furthermore, MUI appealed the mass media not to presenting publications containing pornography, prophecy, physical or psychological violence, and excessive jokes as well as the way of dressing which do not comply with akhlakul karimah or good characters.

    Aside from the monitoring, Masduki stated, MUI will appreciate television and radio stations that have prepared various Ramadan shows which in line with positive values thus creating a solemn Ramadan.