Media Blackout Formulation: from the Public Interest to the Judicial System

Setiawan, Peter Jeremiah and Sahetapy, Elfina Lebrine (2022) Media Blackout Formulation: from the Public Interest to the Judicial System. In: 3rd International Conference on Law Reform (INCLAR) bertema “Understanding Law Reform on Post Covid-19 Pandemic”, 22-23 Julli 2022, Law University of Muhammadiyah Malang. (Submitted)

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Media blackout is part of a state's media policy which refers to situations where certain authorities impose censorship measures or prohibit the publication of news on certain topics. In a democratic system, this policy should no longer be aimed at the interests of the authoritarian regime or only for the political agenda of certain groups, which further suppresses transparency. The purpose of this article is to examine the problems of various media blackout policies so that furthermore to can formulate appropriate media blackout regulation for the public interest, especially national security and safety as well as for the benefit of the justice system. In setting up a media blackout, there must be clear and rigid goals, also boundaries regarding the criteria for public interest, including for example its relation to responding to crisis situations such as the Covid-19 pandemic. Regarding the judicial system, media blackout can also be regulated to protect the interests of evidence and the interests of witnesses or victims. It is also necessary to regulate an objection or appeal mechanism against media blackouts to ensure the objectivity and accountability of the government as well as the protection of citizens' rights to the media

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: media blackout; public interest; judicial system
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law > Department of Law
Depositing User: PETER JEREMIAH SETIAWAN
Date Deposited: 30 May 2022 04:24
Last Modified: 12 Jul 2022 05:09
URI: http://repository.ubaya.ac.id/id/eprint/41921

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