Indonesian President launches YouTube channel

Indonesian President Joko Widodo

Once present through an official website and three social media networks Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, President Joko Widodo launched his official YouTube account at the Bogor Palace on Saturday morning.

Accounts with President Joko Widodo,, accessible began at 09.00 am, Saturday, May 28, 2016.

Earlier, President launched a Twitter account and Facebook @jokowi on June 21, 2015, followed by the launch of the official website on December 15, 2015, and the launch of his Instagram account @jokowi on January 28 2016.

In the digital era we are now in, using social media is very important as a means for the government to inform and communicate with the public. “Use of new ways of delivering information, leave the old patterns,” the president said in front of the PR association event at the State Palace, on February 4, 2016.

Additionally, social media can also be used as a means for distributing calls for peace, as President Jokowi delivered during a visit to the United States on February 17, 2016.


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