Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies

Public Service Broadcasting and Post-Authoritarian Indonesia

Authors: Masduki

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  • Investigates public service broadcasting (PSB) models in post-authoritarian regimes
  • Examines a case of PSB policy and governance outside Western Europe and North America
  • Considers an alternative picture of post-war, post-communist, and post-authoritarian societies that introduce PSB to accompany the introduction of democracy
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This book investigates public service broadcasting (PSB) models in post-authoritarian regimes, and offers a critical inspection of the development of a Western European-originated PSB system in Asian transitional societies, in particular in Indonesia since the 1990's. Placing the case of Indonesia's PSB within the context of global media liberalization, this book traces the development of public service broadcasting in post-authoritarian societies, including the arrival of neoliberal policy and the growth of media oligarchs that favour free market media systems over public interest media systems. The book argues that Western European PSB models or 'BBC-like' models have travelled to new democracies, and that autocratic legacies embedded in former state-owned radio and television broadcasters have resisted pro-democratic media pressures. As such, similar to new PSBs in other post-colonial, transitional and global south regimes, such as in Arab states or Bangladesh, this book demonstrates that the adoption of PSB in Indonesia has not reflected the ideal PSB project initially envisaged by media advocates but was flawed in both media policy and governance. It explores the history of broadcast governance in authoritarian Indonesia, and considers how Western European PSB or 'British Broadcasting Corporation/BBC-like' models have travelled – somewhat uneasily – to new democracies, but also how autocratic legacies embedded in former state-owned radio and television channels have resisted external parties of pro-democratic media systems.

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Masduki is a lecturer at the Department of Communications, Universitas Islam Indonesia, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. He earned his doctoral degree at the Institute of Communication Studies and Media Research (IfKW), University of Munich, Germany (2019). He is a veteran radio journalist and served as the program director of Radio Republik Indonesia (RRI), Jakarta's headquarters, between 2010 and 2012. He is also a founder of Rumah Perubahan Lembaga Penyiaran Publik, an NGO for public media advocacy in Indonesia. He has published several books on the Indonesian media system and his articles have appeared in such scholarly journals as GAZETTE, Journalism Studies, Journal of Digital Media Policy and Media Asia. Masduki has a particular interest in media policy, comparative media systems, and journalism.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Public Service Broadcasting and Post-Authoritarian Indonesia
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Asia and Pacific Studies
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-981-15-7650-8
DOI
10.1007/978-981-15-7650-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-981-15-7649-2
Series ISSN
2662-7922
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 340
Number of Illustrations
7 b/w illustrations
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