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The media and subnational authoritarianism in Papua

Tapsell, Ross


This article examines the hindrances to journalists' autonomy in the Papua provinces of Indonesia. It argues that media practitioners in Papua are operating in a subnational authoritarian environment, where the freedoms enjoyed by journalists elsewhere in Indonesia's largely robust media are not afforded to local journalists. The article explains that security forces and local government are the main factors influencing mainstream news content in the region. Yet, as Internet penetration rises...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2015
Type: Journal article
Source: South East Asia Research
DOI: 10.5367/sear.2015.0274


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