Jakarta-wapresri.go.id The Indonesian Journalists Association (PWI) Chairman Margiono paid a courtesy call to Vice President Jusuf Kalla at his office on Jalan Merdeka Utara, Jakarta, Tuesday (April 4).

Margiono told the Vice President in the meeting PWI’s plan to launch the Network of Anti-Hoax Journalists (Jawah).

Jawah, said Margiono, is established in response to the flood of fake news and hoaxes that may threaten the unity of the nation.

Technically, he further explained, Jawah has an application that is ready to operate, with a push-button feature. In the application system, he said, any story that has a source of news and will be consumed by the media will first of all go through verification before published to the public.

“It is Jawah that will have the duty and responsibility of such verification. If a news story is proven to be factual, it will be immediately distributed to journalists or media,” said Margiono.

Besides, he added, PWI has established Jawah’s network throughout Indonesia covering 34 provinces.

In the meeting, Margiono also invited the Vice President to inaugurate the establishment of Jawah.

In response, the Vice President appreciated the steps and innovations made by PWI. He also expressed his willingness to attend and inaugurate the establishment of Jawah.

Also present with Margiono in the meeting were some of PWI board members, namely Kiki Iswara, Muhamad Ihsan, Agus Sudibyo, Nurjaman, and Agus Yuli; while the Vice President Jusuf Kalla was accompanied by Head of the Secretariat of the Vice President Mohamad Oemar, Deputy for Policy Support on Human Development and Equitable Development Bambang Widianto, Special Staff to the Vice President on Communications and Information Husain Abdullah, and the a member of the Vice President’s Expert Team Sofjan Wanandi.