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Media giants' support for Jokowi could backfire

  • Karina M. Tehusijarana

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Wed, September 12, 2018 | 10:14 am
Media giants' support for Jokowi could backfire President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo gestures as he greets members of the People’s Consultative Assembly before delivering the state of the nation address during the Assembly's plenary session on Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018. (Antara/Hafidz Mubarak)

PREMIUM As the presidential election campaign period nears, media tycoons have flocked to President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo's camp, raising concerns that slanted media coverage could give the incumbent an unfair advantage in his bid for reelection. Media analysts and observers, however, have said that while support from television and press outlets was a plus for Jokowi's campaign, it wa...