Mon, 07 Aug 2000

Assembly for Metro TV training

JAKARTA (JP): This year's session is being used by some not only for the practice of democracy, but also to practice journalism.

Soon to air private television station Metro TV, has already sent a fresh crop of newly recruited young journalists to cover the session despite the fact they have yet to go to air.

"It's just for a simulation," a print media reporter said while looking at the station's female reporters.

The television station, owned by media businessman Surya Paloh, is set to air in September.

Other private television stations, RCTI, Indosiar, SCTV and Anteve, as well as state television station TVRI, had already set up their own mini studios in the Assembly's building complex on Sunday. (jun)