BANDUNG, unpas.ac.id – Last week, FISIP Universitas Pasundan officially collaborated with West Java Regional Commission of Indonesian Broadcasting (Komisi Penyiaran Indonesia Daerah) at Campus I, Jalan Lengkong Besar No. 68, Bandung, on Wednesday, 18 August 2021.
This collaboration was expected to be the pioneer in the attempt of monitoring broadcast content related to public importance. Specifically, Department of Communication Studies also signed the work agreement to carry out the research related to broadcasting in West Java.
Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) was signed by Unpas Dean of FISIP Dr. M. Budiana, S.IP., M.Si and Head of West Java KPID Adiana Slamet. The event was also attended by Vice Deans of FISIP, Heads of Department, teachers, Vice Head of West Java KPID Ahmad Abdul Basith, as well as the Commissioners Roni Tabroni, Ellang Gantoni Malik and Syaefurochman Achmad.
As a scientific and academic institution, Unpas FISIP has its high idealism to take part in monitoring the quality of content message in a broadcast, to make it better and more “civilized”.
“This collaboration is in line with the message and function of a university in fulfilling the Tri Dharma. We highly appreciate and welcome this collaboration. We hope it would give positive result for public’s importance and benefits,” said the Dean.
In the nearest future, FISIP will also hold a research collaboration regarding the migration from analog to digital broadcast or Analog Switch Off (ASO). Unpas FISIP will observe ASO regulation which will be implemented in all regions. It was targeted to be fully migrated in the end of 2022.
Adiana stated that the collaboration held was aimed to build the synergy with all component, including academic divisions.
“We will produce nothing without the collaboration, especially with the university which has several resources to improve quality of life aspects, especially in broadcast area,” he explained.
In line with the future regulation, KPID and Unpas FISIP wanted to ensure that the transfer of terrestrial analogue television to digital still protects the interests of the local public.
“There will be a massive transformation which probably change our broadcast environment. But, whatever the situation may occur, public’s importance should need to be protected,” he concluded. (Reta)*