Jakarta: Amid the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GPDRR) Meeting in Geneva, Switzerland, Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla together with Vice Foreign Minister A. M. Fachir attended the invitation from France's Vice President and New Zealand's Prime Minister for the Christchurch Call for Action Meeting in Paris, France on Wednesday, May 15, 2019.
"The meeting held in Paris aims to establish a global partnership between the government and internet service providers to prevent the internet misuse by terrorists and violent extremists. The efforts will be held through a number of strategies, including eradicating online contents related to terrorism and violent extremism, as well as preventing further dissemination by internet users as happened in Christchurch," the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
Indonesia's Vice President conveyed three things. First, the effort to establish defense and social solidarity against extreme ideologies, including Islamophobia, through interfaith dialogues and youth empowerment as the agents of peace. Second, the effort to improve internet management system by the government through regulations and law enforcement, by involving private companies in its implementation. Third, the effort to encourage public and private sector partnerships through various innovations, including code of conduct, supervision enhancement, and independent cyber patrol.
Vice President Kalla also emphasized that the government and all the information technology industries are responsible in creating safer and sounder internet space for all parties," the Foreign Ministry said in a press statement released on Thursday, May 16, 2019.
The meeting was attended by a number of Heads of the State and Heads of the Government, including the King of Jordan, President of Senegal, Prime Minister of England, Prime Minister of Canada, Prime Minister of Ireland, Prime Minister of Norway, and President of the European Commission, as well as international internet-based media CEOs. T
The meeting produced the Christchurch Call for Action document that contains voluntary commitments made by the government and business sectors to commit a simultaneous response in dealing with the online terrorism contents.
The document also encourages a balanced approach by prioritizing Human Rights values, including the freedom of speech, and maintains positive roles and contributions of internet for peace and prosperity.