|UMM Rector Fauzan (right) accompanied by UMM Public Relations head Rina Wahyu Setyaningrum during Silaturrahim and a fast-breaking event with Press of Malang.|
UMM Rector Fauzan asserted that role of media was so strategic among the community as an actor of educational function. It was conveyed by Fauzan on silaturahim and a fast-breaking event with Press of Malang at Sengkaling Convention Hall UMM on June 16.
Within its development, Fauzan said, the media was divided into two groups, namely constructive-oriented media and destructive-oriented media. "As an educational function, the media have to build, nurture and improve. Not giving negative effect to someone, either group, institution or other social matter," Fauzan said.
Furthermore, Fauzan stated that he openly accepted toward criticism and suggestion that were sent to him and UMM. Those, said Fauzan, in order to maintain the sustainability of cooperation between UMM and the media. Through this way, added Fauzan, will be able to build something more meaningful.
"We have to synergize together in developing more a constructive information. Alhamdulillah, so far we are never misunderstanding, because it is already a mutual understanding. Hopefully our friendship on this day will be able to strengthen a tie of mutual understanding," he said.
Agropolitan TV director Nurbani Yusuf gave tausiyah (islamic sermon). According to him, in addition to teachers, journalists also have an educational function. "In our hands there is a great responsibility. We will form and build public opinion," said Nurbani who is also Muhammadiyah Regional Leaders chairman of Batu City.
By quoting the Fussilat verse 34, Nurbani asserted his statement. "And not equal are the good deed and the bad. Repel [evil] by that [deed] which is better and thereupon the one whom between you and him is enmity [will become] as though he was a devoted friend," he quoted.
"Its thesis, when we got evil deed, our antitheses to give the good deed. Not (giving) a crime against crime, but rewarding evil with goodness," he said. (Naz)