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Wacana Media dan Propaganda: Menelisik peran Koran Angkatan Bersenjata dan Berita Yudha tahun 1965-1968

WACANA MEDIA DAN PROPAGANDA1Usaha menelisik peran “Angkatan Bersenjata dan “Berita Yudha”dalam situasi krisis 1965 –1968(AG. Eka Wenats Wuryanta)Pra-Tesis:1.Peristiwa G30S masih menyimpan misteri dan kontroversi, terutama dalam proses pemberangusan PKI sebagai partai politik dan pola kekerasan horizontal pasca G30-S yang terjadi (peristiwa pembantaian massa PKI di Jawa-Bali atau pelaksanaan Operasi Trisula di Jawa Timur).2.Setelah tumbangnya Orde Baru, banyak literatur baik literatur lokal maupun terjemahan; yang mau mencoba merekam peristiwa G30S 1965 dengan beragam versi. Hal ini terjadi karena selama pimpinan Soeharto, telah terjadi monopoli wacana sejarah, di mana peristiwa tersebut diolah dan direkonstruksi sesuai dengan kepentingan elite pemerintahan pada waktu itu.3.Dari sekian literatur yang menonjol, sebut saja; tulisan Saskia Wieringa, Hermawan Sulistyo, Memoar Soebandrio, Latief, Atmadji, Harsutejo, CIA dan lain-lain; literatur-literatur tersebut lebih berpola pada soal:Sia…

Global media, neoliberalism & imperialism

Global media, neoliberalism & imperialismRobert McChesneyIN CONVENTIONAL parlance, the current era in history is generally characterized as one of globalization, technological revolution, and democratization. In all three of these areas, media and communication play a central, perhaps even a defining, role. Economic and cultural globalization arguably would be impossible without a global commercial media system to promote global markets and to encourage consumer values. The very essence of the technological revolution is the radical development in digital communication and computing.For capitalism's cheerleaders, like Thomas Friedman of the` New York Times, all of this suggests that the human race is entering a new Golden Age. All people need to do is sit back, shut up, and shop, and let markets and technologies work their ) magical wonders. For socialists and those committed to radical social change, these claims should be regarded with the utmost skepticism. In my view, the …

Cultural Studies, Multiculturalism and Media Culture

CULTURAL STUDIES, MULTICULTURALISM, AND MEDIA CULTUREDouglas Kellner Radio, television, film, and the other products of media culture provide materials out of which we forge our very identities; our sense of selfhood; our notion of what it means to be male or female; our sense of class, of ethnicity and race, of nationality, of sexuality; and of "us" and "them." Media images help shape our view of the world and our deepest values: what we consider good or bad, positive or negative, moral or evil. Media stories provide the symbols, myths, and resources through which we constitute a common culture and through the appropriation of which we insert ourselves into this culture. Media spectacles demonstrate who has power and who is powerless, who is allowed to exercise force and violence, and who is not. They dramatize and legitimate the power of the forces that be and show the powerless that they must stay in their places or be oppressed. We are immersed from …