The Role of Citizen Journalism in Creating Public Sphere in Indonesia

Alamiyah, Syifa Syarifah and Achmad, Zainal Abidin (2015) The Role of Citizen Journalism in Creating Public Sphere in Indonesia. In: International Conference on Democracy and Accountability (ICoDA) 2015, 10 Nopember 2015, Surabaya.

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Contribution of media in creating public sphere in democratic society has been widely known. The features of media allow citizen to share and contest their opinion and thought. Furthermore, academics agree that good quality information of political issue and public interests would provide a basis for citizen to make better decisions making related to their own interests and public concern. However, in many countries media are no longer serve the public interest, they tend to serve interest of the elite. Thus the elite overpowered the public sphere. This also happen in Indonesia, previously media were controlled by the government for long time in an authoritarian system, after the growing numbers of private owned media, there is a tendency that public sphere in media are could only be accessed by the elite. Meanwhile the some of the prerequisite for democracy and good governance is the right to information and equality for people to express their opinion. This condition could only be fulfilled by independent and free of interest’s media. Citizen journalism as a new form of media is believed to bring hope in creating ideal public sphere according to model of deliberative online public sphere by Dahlberg.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > H Social Sciences (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Social and Political Sciences > Departement of Communication
Depositing User: Zainal Abidin Achmad
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2023 14:48
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2023 14:48

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