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Indonesia: Off Air

Jakartass comments on Indonesia's new broadcast law, which bans local radio stations “relay”-ing foreign news programs. “I cannot determine the reasoning behind the new Broadcast Law, although I suspect that it may be an attempt by the Suhartoist élite to hang on to their ill-gotten gains,” he writes. “If so, we must guard against any attempts to censor points of view which challenge those vested interests.”

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