The Intersection of State and Civil Society in The Media Policy Reform: The Case of RRI and TVRI
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- Civil Society, State, Policy, Public Broadcasting, Indonesia
The reform of media system in the new democracies is a result of political democratizing after the collapse of authoritarians around 1990s which involves both State and civil society. This paper traces efforts of civil society organizations (CSO) in Indonesia to reform media system during the last 15 years and their conflict with the ruling power with Indonesian former state owned broadcasters (Radio & Television of the Republic of Indonesia or RRI and TVRI) as a case study. Moreover, this paper examines failures of the initiatives in formulating of a truly public service broadcasting (PSB) model. From an extensive study of current relevant documents, this paper found, CSOs have played an oppositional position, rather than symbiotic action with the State. They influencing the policy agenda to change RRI and TVRI status from state to public broadcasters via the new Law. However, as happened in the former authoritarian countries of Asia, the initiative was limited only on the formal policy adoption and lacks of control over the policy execution. In the weak of CSOs pressure to the implementation of the Broadcasting Act of 32/2002 and amidst high political intervention of the ruling power during the last 15 years, the change of RRI and TVRI to be a truly PSB was very slow. This paper contributes to map out CSOs engagement over the media system reform in Indonesia and to address future model of CSO collaboration in the public policies, particularly in broadcasting sector as public good.
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TY - CONF AU - Mr Masduki PY - 2017/11 DA - 2017/11 TI - The Intersection of State and Civil Society in The Media Policy Reform: The Case of RRI and TVRI BT - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Social and Political Sciences (ICSPS 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 338 EP - 341 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icsps-17.2018.71 DO - 10.2991/icsps-17.2018.71 ID - Masduki2017/11 ER -