DOI: 10.5176/2335-6618_2.1.24

Authors: Masduki


The role of media in Indonesia’s current political system is always an interesting study. Media conglomeration and political intervention done by their owners are crucial issues in the mid of freedom of the press system. The 2014-Indonesian general election is perceived by academics as the dynamic election in Indonesian history, and media play significantly in shaping political participation as well as the success of the political leader’s candidacy. This paper will explore the Indonesian media content performance in 2014-General Election, tendency of political intervention from mass media owners to newsroom that limits editorial independence. This paper is based on my research conducted in cooperation between Yogyakarta Media Watch Society and Indonesian Press Council.

Keywords: Conglomeration, Independence, Intervention, General Election

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