Hegemony of Violence. "Power Politics and the Indonesian Military" by Damien Kingsbury and "Politics and the Press in Indonesia: Understanding an Evolving Political Culture" by Angela Romano. [review]

dc.contributor.author Martinkus, John
dc.date.accessioned 2006-01-18T02:20:38Z
dc.date.available 2006-01-18T02:20:38Z
dc.date.issued 2003-09
dc.description.abstract Damien Kingsbury witnessed the 1999 violence in East Timor as a UN observer, and uses the experience of being confronted with the Indonesian military’s campaign of violence there to introduce what is the most frank assessment of the Indonesian military we are likely to see outside of confidential intelligence reports. The fact that Kingsbury has experienced the fear the Indonesian military instils in places like Aceh and Ambon makes this analysis of the role of the military there so important. Romano uses her surveys of journalists in Java between 1996 and 1998 as the basis for her book on Indonesian journalism. Romano examines the culture of the ‘envelope’, one of the problems that has thrived after the collapse of the New Order. Reading the restrictions placed on journalists in the Suharto era, followed by the relatively liberal Habibie and Wahid eras, one can’t help but be struck by how press freedom has regressed under Megawati — back to the values encompassed in the Pancasila press and promoted by the military. en
dc.description.sponsorship Australia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoria en
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dc.identifier.citation Martinkus, John 2003. Hegemony of Violence. Review of "Power Politics and the Indonesian Military" by Damien Kingsbury and "Politics and the Press in Indonesia: Understanding an Evolving Political Culture" by Angela Romano. 'Australian Book Review', No 254, September, 44. en
dc.identifier.issn 0155-2864
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2328/538
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Australian Book Review en
dc.relation.ispartofseries No 254 en
dc.subject Australian en
dc.subject Book Reviews en
dc.subject Publishing en
dc.subject John Martinkus en
dc.subject Java en
dc.subject West Papua en
dc.subject Maluku Selatan en
dc.subject Riau en
dc.subject Kalimantan en
dc.subject President Megawati en
dc.subject martial law en
dc.subject GAM Free Aceh movement en
dc.subject Acehnese en
dc.subject Bali bombing en
dc.subject Alexander Downer en
dc.subject Ashton Calvert en
dc.subject Robert Hill en
dc.subject Kopassus en
dc.subject Brimob en
dc.subject Tempo magazine en
dc.subject Goenawan Mohamad en
dc.subject Unitary Republic of Indonesia en
dc.subject Banda Aceh en
dc.subject Orwellian en
dc.subject Kopkamtib en
dc.subject.other Australian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealand en
dc.title Hegemony of Violence. "Power Politics and the Indonesian Military" by Damien Kingsbury and "Politics and the Press in Indonesia: Understanding an Evolving Political Culture" by Angela Romano. [review] en
dc.type Article en
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