Thursday, October 27, 2011

Bloggers' contribution for Indonesia

I just just read on the blog of fellow blogger Unspun that today is the National Blogger's Day.

He explained that this event was declared four years ago i.e 27 October 2007, by the then Communication and Information Minister Muhammad Nuh when he opened the first annual gathering of Indonesian Bloggers a.k.a Pesta Blogger at the Blitz Megaplex in downtown Jakarta.

At a time when most news media in Indonesia are owned or controlled by people who have money, Bloggers provide the public with more independent and non-biased information.

Bloggers have made some contributions  to the implementation of justice. The most noticeable being the case of Prita Mulyasari i.e a mother of two very young children who was jailed for sending e-mails to her friends about the sub-standard treatment she received from the OMNI Hospital, and fined Rp 200 million but released after strongly protested by Bloggers who also collected money to pay for the fine.

Then there was the case of Vice Chairmen of the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) i.e. Chandra Hamzah and Slamet Bibit Rianto who were jailed on charges that are not clear, therefore released after strongly protested by Bloggers.

In this connection I hope that Indonesian Bloggers would use their freedom wisely in accordance with the laws and regulations.

Happy National Blogger's Day.

10 comments:

colson said...

Though the centre of gravity seems to be shifting from blogosphere to Facebook and Twitter,nothing can ever beat blogging :). So Indonesian bloggers, and more in particular, Multibrand: go, go,go !!!

Wisata Murah said...

yap.. selamat untuk blogger indonesia yang selalu dan seharusnya independen. dan selamat juga untuk multibrand yang selalu tampul dengan info dan solusinya

met ultah blogger.. happy blogging

Kiwi Riverman's Blogesphere said...

Its important that bloggers make a positive contribution because they can be influential in creating changes.

Linda said...

I like the idea of National Blogger's Day! Keep on blogging!

H. Nizam said...

@Colson,
Actually they are all connected.
Twitter is a microblog, thus also a blog. While FB is a social media where bloggers meet each other.

@Wisata Murah,
Happy blogging bagi kita semua.

@Peter/Kiwi,
Yes you are right.

@Linda,
Yes we must keep on blogging.

Meutia Halida Khairani said...

as a blogger, i'm so proud of this day. but, i wanna attend pesta blogger like previous years :(

H. Nizam said...

@Meutia,
Pesta Blogger 2011 will be called ON/OFF and will be held on 3 December

Obat Alami Untuk Asam Urat said...

Itu bukti bahwa para blogger peduli terhadap bangsa ini. . .

Nationwide Auto Loan said...

Its essential that people create a good participation because they can be powerful in developing changes.

ucicha nadia said...

so we hope this important blog blog in Indonesia could be developed