Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia

Research Article

Management of Public Information Towards Indonesia Society Legal Awareness

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310824,
        author={Qur’ani Dewi Kusumawardani and Yan Andriariza Ambhita Sukma and Annisa Muthia Yana Ariyanti},
        title={Management of Public Information Towards Indonesia Society Legal Awareness},
        proceedings={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Education, Humanities, Health and Agriculture, ICEHHA 2021, 3-4 June 2021, Ruteng, Flores, Indonesia},
        publisher={EAI},
        proceedings_a={ICEHHA},
        year={2021},
        month={8},
        keywords={society; ministry; state institutions; legal awareness; dissemination of legal information},
        doi={10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310824}
    }
    
  • Qur’ani Dewi Kusumawardani
    Yan Andriariza Ambhita Sukma
    Annisa Muthia Yana Ariyanti
    Year: 2021
    Management of Public Information Towards Indonesia Society Legal Awareness
    ICEHHA
    EAI
    DOI: 10.4108/eai.3-6-2021.2310824
Qur’ani Dewi Kusumawardani1,*, Yan Andriariza Ambhita Sukma1, Annisa Muthia Yana Ariyanti1
  • 1: Ministry of Communications and Informatics Republic of Indonesia
*Contact email: qura002@kominfo.go.id

Abstract

Indonesia is a state based on the law (rechstaat), not based on sheer power (machsstaat). That is why every citizen of the Republic of Indonesia should understand the law. This research will examine the extent of dissemination of information about legal programs in Ministries/ State Institutions, examine the public acceptance of priority programs related to law and how public responses to these programs. Besides, also how to increase legal awareness in the community. The research method used is a mixed-method between qualitative normative legal research and quantitative research methods. This research was also conducted through a survey by distributing questionnaires to the public in 25 provinces. Second, the information acceptance related to legal certainty and the bureaucratic reform program is 63.13 (this is in the moderate category). While the level of importance for information on legal certainty and bureaucratic reform is 32.07 (which is in the terrible category), so that in this case, the public views the legal program as not a high priority. Third, the law can be applied responsive if it is formed bottom-up from societies. Society itself still diverse in giving meaning, understanding, and perceiving law, so it gives different influences on society's respect and obedience to the law. Legal counseling is needed to enhance community members' image and form public legal awareness.