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Australian reporting of the Indonesian killings of 1965-66: The media as the "first rough draft of history"

Tapsell, Ross


This article examines Australian press coverage of the Indonesian killings of 1965-66, and considers its legacy for the historical consciousness of events in Indonesia. The Indonesian killings of 1965-66 occurred on Australia's doorstep, at a time when the Cold War dominated the front pages of Australian newspapers. By examining articles from one of Australia's leading newspapers, The Sydney Morning Herald, we show that press coverage of the killings was both limited and distorted. Comments...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of Politics and History
DOI: 10.1111/j.1467-8497.2008.00495.x


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