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57 Journalists Receive Press Card from Press Council

VOI NEWS, 09:00 LOCAL TIME, GMT+7, 07-16-2017

As many as 57 journalists from regions across in Indonesia received an award from Press Council in the form of Competence Certificate and Press Card. Press Council chairman Yosep Stanley Adi Prasetyo recently said in Jakarta that the journalists have served for 30 years and the youngest of these journalists is 55 years old. He explained that Press Council has given privileges to the 57 awardees for their dedication in journalism. "They originated from Aceh to Papua, chosen from the total of 47,000 media in Indonesia. Yosep explained that the award in the form of certificates and press card based on dedication is only granted this until 2017. He said, next year all journalists have to undergo competency testing. He added, with the certificate and the press card, the journalists are expected to maintain the freedom of press responsibly//Voi.Tempo


Earthquake of magnitude 6 jolts Gorontalo

An earthquake, measuring 6.0 on the Richter scale, rocked Gorontalo at 7.12 p.m. on Saturday. The Meteorological, Climatology and Geophysics Agency (BMKG) said the epicenter of the earthquake was at 122.05 degrees eastern longitude and 0.41 degrees northern latitude at a depth of 100 kilometers. It was about 40 kilometers northwest of Boalemo District, Gorontalo Province, but had no potential to trigger a tsunami.  The tremors were felt in all parts of Gorontalo and caused panic among residents who rushed out of their homes. The BMKG was still waiting for a report on possible damage until this story was filed//    Voi.Ant

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