Thesis / Dissertation

Broadcasting Paradox? A Study of Content Diversity and Ownership in Contemporary Indonesian Television

Hellena Yoranita Souisa, Edwin Jurriens (ed.)

Published : 2020

Abstract

Independent media in a democracy is an arena where the exchange of a diverse range of information and views facilitates the formation of public opinion. It took the fall of the almost 32-year-long authoritarian regime before Indonesians finally experienced democracy in 1998. The spirit of democracy was reflected in the implementation of new regulations, which are more liberal and freer from government control. Departing from the principle of diversity of ownership and diversity of content, the implementation of the new laws resulted in a growing number of media outlets. Diversity of content is commonly accepted as a founding principle in communication policy. Discussion on programme diversit..

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