The Communication and Informatics Ministry has readied a media center for journalists covering the G20 Summit Conference in Bali in November.
"The media center will be in operation from November 13 to November 17, 2022," Public Information and Communication Director General at the ministry Usman Kansong noted during a webinar on the G20 Summit coverage mechanism, Monday.
G20 is an international forum comprising 19 countries and the European Union that work together to handle major issues. Indonesia is holding the presidency of the grouping this year.
The G20 Summit Media Center that the ministry prepared is located at the Westin Resort & BICC, Nusa Dua, Bali. This room can be occupied by 1,500 journalists, both domestic and overseas.
The media center is equipped with 96 computers connected to the LAN internet network that offers a speed of 1.5 gigabytes per second.
Other facilities comprise a press conference room, with a capacity to occupy 443 people, interpreters with five languages, break room, and photocopy facility.
The ministry, as the one tasked with public communication, will give a press statement in two languages, English and Indonesia, and clean feed photo and video that can be used by television stations for broadcast content.
"We also prepare the press statement, bulletin, and press briefing, so that the media can easily obtain (information)," Kansong stated.
In addition to work room for reporters, the ministry provides transportation facility in the form of shuttle bus service from outside the conference area to the G20 Summit media center.
Journalists, both domestic and overseas, who seek to cover the G20 Summit in Bali in November 15-17, can register on the official G20 website. The registration is open from September 5 to October 10, 2022.
After they are registered, journalists can obtain the G20 Summit special coverage card at the Courtyard Bali Seminyak Resort, Badung, Bali. An antigen swab test result will be necessitated by the ministry during the coverage card retrieval.
As per Tuesday, the ministry recorded that 750 journalists from 156 media had already registered to cover the G20 Summit in Bali.
These journalists comprise 203 from 45 national media outlets and 547 journalists from 111 foreign media outlets. (Antaranews)