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The revival of feudalism in the public sphere

  • R. Kristiawan

Jakarta | Sat, September 26 2009 | 12:06 pm

The recently passed film law shows up an irony for democracy in Indonesia, especially in the quality of the public sphere. The old law, Law No. 8/1992, was not reformed, while the press law and the broadcasting law have been adjusted to democratic principles. The crucial point of the old film law was the existence of the Censorship Body, which, under Soeharto's regime, was the extension of a...

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