The Netherlands Indies press censorship law of 1856 applied to the Indies Dutch-language press and the new Malay-language press alike. Editors of Malay-language newspapers were careful not to infringe the law, but also found ways of skirting its provisions to expand the political consciousness of their readers. Sometimes this involved publishing translations of contentious material that had already appeared in the Dutch-language press. An instance of this was the serial 'The story of a Javanese...[Show more]
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