goodmorningpapua.com – The Indonesian Cyber Media Association (AMSI) held news literacy training for the public against mis/disinformation in countering hoax information in Papua, Monday 9 May 2022.
The Central AMSI collaboration training and the Papua region AMSI also collaborated with the Papua Communications and Information Office. This training took place for two days at the Grand Abe Hotel, Jayapura City.
A chairperson of AMSI for the Papua region, Eveerth Jomilena, said the training was attended by 37 participants from various organizations/institutions, including representatives of the Student Executive Board (BEM) of Cenderawasih University, BEM of Jayapura University of Science and Technology (USTJ).
Not only that, the training was also attended by LBH Papua, Komnas HAM Representative for Papua, ALDP, PAHAM Papua, Academics from the University of Muhammadiyah Papua, representatives of Church youth and others.
“The large number of training participants indicates that various institutions/agencies as well as individuals in Papua feel it is very important to filter the flow of information received through social media and through journalistic media,” said Eveerth.
In the training, the Deputy Chairman I AMSI Center, Irfan Junaedi will convey 7 material points to the participants. The material in question is the impact of social media on public understanding of information, press releases and the essence of journalistic work.
Then, identify advertorials and other forms of native advertising, recognize journalism that serves the public, hack social media algorithms, truth, evidence and limitations of journalism, and be aware of double meanings: visual effects or photos in news.
“The ability to verify information and find correct reference sources is needed by the community, it is hoped that participants can be involved in stopping the spread of hoaxes or false information whose impact is quite large and damages social joints, and even affects policy,” said Irfan Junaidi who is also the person in charge of the Fact Check Program. in Jayapura.
A head of the Papuan Information and Communications Commission, Jery A. Yudianto, appreciated the news literacy training for the public against mis/disinformation organized by AMSI. In fact, according to him, the public must be involved in countering hoax information that is scattered on social media and which has a detrimental impact on the residents themselves.
Yery hopes that the participants who are present representing their respective institutions or agencies can become agents of change to ward off the hoaxes that are rampant at this time by starting with themselves.
“We hope that similar activities can be carried out intensely and massively as a form of educating citizens so that they can choose and sort out responsible information or news,” Yery added.
For your information, news literacy training will be held by AMSI in 10 regions in Indonesia from May to September 2022. This news literacy training will be held in 9 regions using the face-to-face method and 1 region using the online training method.
The 10 areas where the training was held are Papua, Central Kalimantan, Riau, Riau Islands, DKI Jakarta, East Java, Central Sulawesi, Southeast Sulawesi, West Sulawesi and Gorontalo.