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The Press in New Order Indonesia

Hill, D.T. (1994) The Press in New Order Indonesia. University of Western Australia Press in association with Asia Research Centre on Social Political and Economic Change Murdoch University, Nedlands, Western Australia.

Abstract

After coming to power in the wake of the 1 October 1965 putsch, Major-General Suharto and his self-proclaimed ‘New Order’ cut a swathe through the country’s newspapers. In a crackdown unlike anything the country has ever seen nearly one-third of all newspapers were shut down. As the New Order approaches its thirtieth anniversary, it is facing its greatest challenge since initially imposing its tight press policy: While surviving diminishing oil revenues, can it successfully develop an open national economy, yet still suppress growing demands for an unfettered media?

Publication Type: Book
Murdoch Affiliation: School of Arts
Publisher: University of Western Australia Press in association with Asia Research Centre on Social Political and Economic Change Murdoch University
Copyright: The Author
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/16111
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