Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence Bill: A Framing Analysis of Coverage by Foreign Online Media

Abstract

Indonesia has been experiencing an increase in the number of sexual violence cases and this number has spiked even more during the Covid-19 pandemic. The Elimination of Sexual Violence bill (RUU PKS) was drafted by the National Commission on Violence against Women and the Service Provider Forum. On January 26, 2016, it was proposed to the House of Representatives (DPR). It focuses on the prevention of sexual violence, giving more rights to victims, as well as acknowledging marital rape. This bill was then incorporated into the 2016 Priority National Legislation Program (Prolegnas). However, in July 2020, the bill was dropped by the DPR, stating 'difficulties' to further discuss the matter. Since 2016, there have been numerous petitions, demonstrations, and protests demanding the immediate ratification of the RUU PKS. All these events have attracted media attention. The way these media cover news about Indonesia has a big effect on the international public perception about Indonesia. This research seeks to answer: How do online foreign media frame news about Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence bill? And; How has the framing of news about Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence bill shifted over time (2016-2022)? This study involves a framing analysis using codes in accordance with Robert Entman’s (1993) four framing levels: Definition of the problem; Diagnosis of cause; Moral judgment; Treatment recommendation. The research population consists of all English language news articles on Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence bill covered by non-Indonesian online news outlets from 2016 to 2022.



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Deborah N. Simorangkir, Swiss German University, Indonesia

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Conference: PCAH2022
Stream: Media

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To cite this article:
Simorangkir D. (2022) Indonesia’s Elimination of Sexual Violence Bill: A Framing Analysis of Coverage by Foreign Online Media ISSN: 2758-0970 The Paris Conference on Arts & Humanities 2022 Official Conference Proceedings https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0970.2022.5
To link to this article: https://doi.org/10.22492/issn.2758-0970.2022.5


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