Mass Media and Community’s Communication Sovereignty
Petrus Ana Andung, Aloysius Liliweri, Dian Wardiana Sjuchro, Purwanti Hadisiwi
Petrus Ana Andung
Available Online July 2018.
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- television; media ethnography; border society; communication sovereignty
- Communities who live in the border areas of Indonesia (Napan Village, Timor Tengah Utara District, East Nusa Tenggara Province) and Bobometo Village, Timor Leste (District Oecusse) consume television in a very unique way. Although they are Timor Lestean, people in Bobometo watch Indonesian television. In contrast the Napan community, in addition to watching television from Indonesia, also often view television broadcasts from Timor Leste. The presence of television has a very strategic role in this border society. Preliminary study results revealed that the existence of television in these two villages, creating a new dependence on television. The border communities are very active in using television media. They spend at least 5 to 8 hours a day in average to watch television. This article aims to discuss how the communication sovereignty of border communities in Napan and Bobometo because of the existence of television in their daily lives. This research uses media ethnography method. The results show that firstly, television in the perspective of media ethnography has become an inseparable part of the daily routine of audiences. Television recognizes social union with audiences. The existence of television is similar to the existence of other objects such as vehicles, watches, washing machines, and other useful objects. Like a ritual, they interact with television every day. Secondly, the audiences in the border areas are controlled by information that presented from television. Thirdly, there is lack of communication sovereignty of these communities in doing "resistance" to the transmission and acceptance from outside the national territory.
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TY - CONF AU - Petrus Ana Andung AU - Aloysius Liliweri AU - Dian Wardiana Sjuchro AU - Purwanti Hadisiwi PY - 2018/07 DA - 2018/07 TI - Mass Media and Community’s Communication Sovereignty BT - International Conference of Communication Science Research (ICCSR 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 23 EP - 27 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccsr-18.2018.6 DO - https://doi.org/10.2991/iccsr-18.2018.6 ID - Andung2018/07 ER -