Economic and Political Factors That Influenced Indonesian Pressin the Era of New Order Regime
Keywords:political dimensions, Pancasila-leaning, economic, Influenced Indonesian
This article aims to provide a critical analysis of the economic and political dimensions of the Indonesian press during the New Order era. It is generally known that the press system implemented by the New Order regime was a free and responsible Pancasila-leaning press. The press is free to report events that occur but must comply with regulations and procedures determined by the government. In practice, the press during the New Order era was not free to carry out its journalistic roles and functions, especially to report the realities related to government policies. This research shows that the political economy dimensions of the Indonesian press during the New Order era were interrelated. As a company, the press had to get economic income in order to keep it published, on the other hand, the press was very dependent on the repressive political system implemented by the New Order so that it could not freely criticize the policies adopted by the government.