On February 15, 2017 AGENDA Disability Rights Advisor became one of the resource person at TVRI Special Program: ’17-hour coverage on Pilkada 2017 ‘. The other speaker was Syamsuddin Harris, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI). Participation of voters with disabilities in Pilkada 2017 became one of the topics being discussed in the program. Thank you to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for the support. The coverage can be found at https://youtu.be/OaiJjOu5DzU
On February 24, media discussion on ‘Pilkada 2017 and Participation of Voters with Disabilities’ at National Election Commission (KPU)’smedia center. Speakers at the discussion were Ferry Kurnia Rizkiyansyah, Commissioner of KPU, M Afifuddin, People’s Voter Education Network (JPPR) and Gufroni S, Indonesian Disabled People Association (PPDI). In the discussion, Ferry mentioned that participation of voters with disabilities was increased up to 257.7% in Feb 15 regional head lections. Afifuddin said, even though KPU has determined accessible polling station standard, nevertheless, the implementation was far from expectation. Only 22% of 1227 polling stations monitored by JPPR across Indonesia was accessible polling station. The discussion was attended by 30 people from 28 medias – print, broadcasting and online. Major media such as National Television of Indonesia (TVRI), Metro TV, Kompas, Media Indonesia, liputan 6.com, viva.co.id and Radio ElShinta attended the discussion. Ii was organized by General Election Network on Disability Access (AGENDA in collaboration with KPU. Thank you to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) for the support.