Media and Politics in Indonesia


Media Law

– Media Law in Australia

The original concept of ‘law for journalists’ was designed for a more tranquil era dominated by newspapers, when the main need was for a few rules of thumb about defamation, copyright and contempt. Many things have changed. Media have proliferated through a range of electronic communications, advertising and broadcasting, now including narrowcasting and subscription services. Australia has become more litigious, with a thicket of legal issues now affecting media. And media workers are more highly skilled and educated. (Armstrong, Lindsay, & Watterson’s Media Law in Australia, Oxford University Press, 3rd edition, 1995)

– Indonesian Press Act (1999)

– Indonesian Broadcasting Act (No.32/2002)

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