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With and Without ‘General’: The Representation of Wiranto in The Sydney Morning Herald during Indonesia’s 2004 General Election

Nugroho, Aylanda Hidayati Dwi (2013) With and Without ‘General’: The Representation of Wiranto in The Sydney Morning Herald during Indonesia’s 2004 General Election. kata, 15 (1). pp. 39-46. ISSN ISSN 1411-2639 (Print), ISSN 2302-6294 (Online)

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    Abstract

    This paper reports an analysis on the naming and title-giving practices of The Sydney Morning Herald toward General Wiranto in the news about Indonesia’s 2004 General Election when he contested as a presidential candidate but failed. In the news data he was mostly related to the allegations of his responsibility as the Commander of Indonesia’s armed forces for a number of atrocities committed by the Indonesian military and Jakarta-backed militias in East Timor. Honorification is one standard referencing in news. Its presence is believed to indicate respects, and its absence can be interpreted as either showing solidarity or less respect. However, Wiranto was negatively represented both when he was referred to with and without his military title. Such a representation suggests the newspaper’s perception and stereotype it has had about Wiranto.

    Item Type: Article
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Wiranto, media representation, news actor, honorification, Australian-Indonesia relations.
    Subjects: P Language and Literature > PE English
    Divisions: Faculty of Letter > English Department
    Depositing User: Admin
    Date Deposited: 19 Jul 2013 17:08
    Last Modified: 19 Jul 2013 17:08
    URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16178

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