Press in danger of politicians’ control ahead of election
Hans Nicholas Jong and Yuliasri Perdani
The Jakarta Post
As the Indonesian media celebrated National Press Day over the weekend, calls mounted for it to remain independent amid efforts to control it for political purposes.
The country’s third president, BJ Habibie, credited for lifting the curb on press freedom imposed by the New Order regime, called on media barons to stop the abuse of their media outlets for personal and political interests.<...
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