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dc.contributor.authorMartinkus, John
dc.date.accessioned2006-01-18T02:20:38Z
dc.date.available2006-01-18T02:20:38Z
dc.date.issued2003-09
dc.identifier.citationMartinkus, 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.issn0155-2864
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2328/538
dc.description.abstractDamien 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.sponsorshipAustralia Council, La Trobe University, National Library of Australia, Holding Redlich, Arts Victoriaen
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dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen
dc.publisherAustralian Book Reviewen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesNo 254en
dc.subjectAustralianen
dc.subjectBook Reviewsen
dc.subjectPublishingen
dc.subjectJohn Martinkusen
dc.subjectJavaen
dc.subjectWest Papuaen
dc.subjectMaluku Selatanen
dc.subjectRiauen
dc.subjectKalimantanen
dc.subjectPresident Megawatien
dc.subjectmartial lawen
dc.subjectGAM Free Aceh movementen
dc.subjectAcehneseen
dc.subjectBali bombingen
dc.subjectAlexander Downeren
dc.subjectAshton Calverten
dc.subjectRobert Hillen
dc.subjectKopassusen
dc.subjectBrimoben
dc.subjectTempo magazineen
dc.subjectGoenawan Mohamaden
dc.subjectUnitary Republic of Indonesiaen
dc.subjectBanda Acehen
dc.subjectOrwellianen
dc.subjectKopkamtiben
dc.subject.otherAustralian Standard Research Classification > 420200 Literature Studies > 420202 Australia and New Zealanden
dc.titleHegemony 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
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