Regulatory authorities

The regulator of broadcasting media is the Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia (Indonesian Broadcasting Commission - KPI). According to the Broadcasting Law, KPI is proclaimed as an independent state institution which regulates anything related to broadcasting. The existence of KPI shows the public sovereignty on frequencies, because KPI is an embodiment of the people’s participation and it functions as the representative of the people’s interest in broadcasting. Nevertheless, practically, the provisions firmly proclaimed in the Broadcasting Law were not properly implemented. Soon after the Law of Broadcasting of 2002 was passed, the broadcasting industry arena proposed a judicial review against this Law, that resulted in a reduction of KPI’s authority. With a limited authority, KPI focuses more on managing the supervision on the content of broadcasting. KPI drafted the rules of the broadcasting code of conduct and broadcasting standards.  

Other broadcasting matters are handled by the government (Ministry of Communication and Information).