Navigating Indonesian Media Independence: An Analysis of’s Framing of the Government’s Physical Distancing Policy


Government power and control of the media are two things that always go together. The government must continually exert control over the media to retain its hegemony. As a control node, the concept of laws and regulations arises. This event makes the media a supporter and agent of the government’s interests. This paper aims to evaluate how, one of Indonesia's mainstream online media, frames the government's social restriction policy in response to the Covid-19 outbreak. From March 2020 to December 2021, 237 news articles titled Large-Scale Social Restrictions (PSBB) were examined. This study employs a quantitative approach. Entman's framing analysis properties were used as coding categories while working on interpretation-focused coding and critical discourse principles to build the narrative. An ANOVA analysis was applied to assess the degree of public confidence in the news reports provided by The options used by to preserve public trust in government and the media include the employment of positive tones and enhancing the tendency of trust in the government through moral and treatment framing. The ANOVA result's p-value is 0.0395, less than alpha 0.05, which shows the significance of this study with R2 0.9997. The present study accepts the present study hypothesis and rejects the null hypothesis with a significance F value of 3.1737.

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Diana Anggraeni, Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia
Naila Qonita, Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia
Nabila , Universitas Pancasila, Indonesia

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Conference: MediAsia2023
Stream: Digital Media and Use of New Technology in Newsgathering

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Anggraeni D., Qonita N., & N. (2023) Navigating Indonesian Media Independence: An Analysis of’s Framing of the Government’s Physical Distancing Policy ISSN: 2186-5906 – The Asian Conference on Media, Communication & Film 2023: Official Conference Proceedings
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