World Maritime Axis: Media and Indo-China Discourse


This paper deals with the study on both the Indonesian and Chinese media in covering the same event, i.e. some Chinese fishermen who were considered entering the Indonesian territorial waters. The Indonesian media that is studied is the daily newspaper Kompas Online, and the Chinese media is the daily newspaper The People's Daily English Online. Three aspects related with the coverage in each daily newspaper are studied. They are (i) the view reflected in the news (ii) the readers’ responses towards the view, and (iii) the dialogues among readers. The theory used to analyze these two aspects is critical discourse analysis of Van Dijk’s and Saifullah. The result of the analysis on the first aspects shows that Kompas Online regards the event as a violation to Indonesia’s sovereignty, while The People's Daily English Online considers it as non-violation matter. Concerning the second aspect, the result of the analysis shows that the readers’ responses in Kompas Online are more diverse than those in The People's Daily English Online. As for the third aspect, the result of the analysis shows that Kompas Online contains more wide- ranging dialogues than those in The People's Daily English Online.

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Asep Wawan Jatnika, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Prima Roza, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Dicky R. Munaf, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Ferry Fauzi Hermawan, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Tri Sulistyaningtyas, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia

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Conference: ACSS2016
Stream: Cultural and Media Studies

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