Determinasi Media dalam Mengawal dan Mendorong Penegakan Hukum Melawan Korupsi

N.S., Amir Machmud
Journal article Masalah-Masalah Hukum • 2013 Indonesia


One of several functions of the press, that is social control, is such an explanation of an insight that the freedom of press is intended to prevent corruption, collution, and nepotism as well. The press applies the function as mentioned in The Law No 40 of 1999 regarding The Press, that is to control the performance of the state adminstration in order to keep it accountable and transparent. In reality, the growing abuse of power in Indonesia have been creating in condition of so called “corruption emergency”. The establishment of Corruption Eradication Comission (KPK) shows us that the regular law institutions are not doing their properly. We need such a comission with extraordinary power. Realizing of power of KPK, many corrupt government officialsand members of parliament definitely feel anxious, so they try hard to make massive and systematic resistance againts the comission. That's why, the efforts to eradicate corruption need support and involvement from civil society. Journalist and media are determinate factor to endorse those efforts by using its social control function. Media determinate the law enforcement againts corruption by providing reports and news stories based on framing policy, by constructing reality for public interests.




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