Bali plans ‘Miss Internet Indonesia’ contest

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Indonesia internet1Muslim clerics in Indonesia are kept busy these days as they not only have to fend off the “haram” Miss World 2013 pageant to be held in September in Bali and near Jakarta, but now face another Miss contest.

The Association of Indonesian Internet Providers Bali branch is organising a Miss Internet 2013 competition and has called for young women to participate in the event which is aimed at increasing Internet usage among girls and women.

The competition is already running and the grand final will be held in Denpasar, Bali, on September 14.

Contestants are required to have online activities, such as creating a blog, social networking, online business and other social activities in the virtual world. Thus, there shouldn’t be too many concerns on “haram” activities.

However, critics have said that Internet services give easy access to content that have a negative influence on girls and young women, such as cybercrime, violence and pornography.

An estimated 53 million people in Indonesia use Internet services, of whom around 51 per cent are women and girls. The National Planning Agency has forecast that there will be 130 million Internet users in Indonesia by the year 2014.

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Muslim clerics in Indonesia are kept busy these days as they not only have to fend off the “haram” Miss World 2013 pageant to be held in September in Bali and near Jakarta, but now face another Miss contest.

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Indonesia internet1Muslim clerics in Indonesia are kept busy these days as they not only have to fend off the “haram” Miss World 2013 pageant to be held in September in Bali and near Jakarta, but now face another Miss contest.

The Association of Indonesian Internet Providers Bali branch is organising a Miss Internet 2013 competition and has called for young women to participate in the event which is aimed at increasing Internet usage among girls and women.

The competition is already running and the grand final will be held in Denpasar, Bali, on September 14.

Contestants are required to have online activities, such as creating a blog, social networking, online business and other social activities in the virtual world. Thus, there shouldn’t be too many concerns on “haram” activities.

However, critics have said that Internet services give easy access to content that have a negative influence on girls and young women, such as cybercrime, violence and pornography.

An estimated 53 million people in Indonesia use Internet services, of whom around 51 per cent are women and girls. The National Planning Agency has forecast that there will be 130 million Internet users in Indonesia by the year 2014.

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