Taking Sides: The Frames of Online Media on the Bilateral Relationship Between Indonesia and Malaysia

Priyowidodo, Gatut and Indrayani, Inri Inggrit (2014) Taking Sides: The Frames of Online Media on the Bilateral Relationship Between Indonesia and Malaysia. Journal of Government and Politics, 5 (2). pp. 198-208. ISSN 2337-8220

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      The relations between Indonesia and Malaysia are always full of colors. Indonesia is always known as old brother of Malaysia since it has similar history, religion also socio culturally. Some decades show that the declination of relationship the both countries. Another time, as ASEAN members the two countries devotes their nationalities to purify their collective identities as Eastern. The objective of the research is to extricate the construction of Kompas online and Utusan online toward news coverage of the borders dispute between Indonesia-Malaysia in 2010. This research is proposed to examine central issues which reported by Kompas online and Utusan online consistently. As a media industry, Kompas coverage dominates circulation nationally. Kompas.com was the pioneer of online news in Indonesia and born in reformation era. Utusan is prominent media industry in Malaysia that conducted by UMNO as the ruling party in Malaysia for some periods. The method used in this research is framing method by Robert N. Entman’s which consists of four steps identification : defining problem, diagnosing causes, moral judgment and a treatment recommendation. This research found that Kompas news covered the border dispute must be negotiated as recognition of Indonesia dignity. In contrary, Utusan’s spectacle focused on the Indonesia demonstrans anarchism during the dispute.

      Item Type: Article
      Additional Information: Good Article
      Uncontrolled Keywords: Online Media, media construction, the border dispute, Indonesia-Malaysia’s Bilateral Relations
      Subjects: H Social Sciences
      Divisions: Faculty of Communication Science > Communication Science Department
      Depositing User: Admin
      Date Deposited: 25 Nov 2014 14:52
      Last Modified: 12 Sep 2019 08:13
      URI: http://repository.petra.ac.id/id/eprint/16801

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