We’ve blocked 1m porn sites, govt claims

10 Februar, 2012 | Source: The Jakarta Post

Jakarta: The Communications and Information Ministry claims it has blocked nearly 1 million sites that carry pornographic content.

Communications and Information Minister Tifatul Sembiring said the censorship of porn sites was in line with the government’s commitment to provide safe sites accessed by Indonesians and build a more positive character for the nation.

“We’ve blocked more than 983,000 porn sites. We will keep on doing it,” Tifatul said during a seminar on the Healthy and Safe Use of the Internet at the Pullman Hotel in Jakarta on Monday. The seminar was held ahead of International Safe Internet Day, which falls on Friday.

Tifatul added that the censorship would in turn improve people’s ethics in using the Internet for positive purposes.

According to Tifatul, Indonesia is home to 45 million Internet users with the growth in household computer use reaching 25.8 percent per year.

“Censorship and filters will not work if people are determined to look for porn sites,” he said as quoted by kompas.com.

The government has banned online pornography since 2010, since which time the Communications and Information Ministry has ordered local service providers to block access to pornographic websites, a controversial decision because experts doubt its effectiveness.

 

The Indonesian government plans to issue savings sukuk (Islamic bonds), series ST007, to expand the base of retail investors in the domestic financial market and finance green projects in the state budget (APBN).
President Joko Widodo recently signed a regulation specifying the procurement and immunization schedule for the COVID-19 vaccine for Indonesia, which has been battling the deadly disease since March 2 this year.
President Joko Widodo on Wednesday said the coronavirus pandemic has reminded the nation and the state of the importance of science and technology.
Indonesian Foreign Affairs Minister Retno Marsudi offered her condolences and sympathies to the families of the victims of the explosion that rocked Beirut in Lebanon on Tuesday evening.
Indonesia is working with South Korea to develop a vaccine for the novel coronavirus disease, in addition to collaborating with China.
Indonesia′s economy will start to open and recover from the COVID-19 crisis in August this year, the World Bank′s Country Director for Indonesia, Satu Kahkonen, stated on Thursday.
Address: 1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 26. | MAP |
Phone: (+36-1) 413 3800 Fax: (+36-1) 322 8669
E-mail: embassy@indonesianembassy.hu