The Representation of LGBT in Indonesia’s International Mass Media - A Case of the Jakarta Post

Wawan Gunawan, Meina Astria Utami

Abstract

The recent free press commitment of media and nation brings impacts on the way in which media select and present a sensitive report such as on LGBT. This study is aimed at investigating the representation of LGBT in Indonesia’s international mass media. The Jakarta Post as the most popular Indonesia’s international news reports is the data source from which this study more specifically focuses on identifying how the news report deploys language choices in reporting LGBT and how the choices give impacts on the meaning potentials. This study employs a qualitative data collection and analysis design following the framework of Fairclough’s three-dimensional approach to analysing texts. The analysis reveals that the Jakarta Post represents LGBT as a more passive social group being discriminated and intimidated by several religious groups, society and government officials; therefore, this position has gained supports from Human Rights activists. The Jakarta Post also portrays LGBT as an acceptable identity and acknowledged phenomenon in Indonesia. The findings suggest that the Jakarta Post promotes democratic values in which there is no exception for any social groups including LGBT to be accepted as part of the Indonesian community by critiquing that the discrimination serves as a means of intimidation.

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Gunawan W. and Utami M. (2017). The Representation of LGBT in Indonesia’s International Mass Media - A Case of the Jakarta Post.In The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE, ISBN 978-989-758-332-2, pages 670-675. DOI: 10.5220/0007173006700675


in Bibtex Style

@conference{conaplin and icollite17,
author={Wawan Gunawan and Meina Astria Utami},
title={The Representation of LGBT in Indonesia’s International Mass Media - A Case of the Jakarta Post},
booktitle={The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,},
year={2017},
pages={670-675},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0007173006700675},
isbn={978-989-758-332-2},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF

JO - The Tenth Conference on Applied Linguistics and The Second English Language Teaching and Technology Conference in collaboration with The First International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture, and Education - Volume 1: CONAPLIN and ICOLLITE,
TI - The Representation of LGBT in Indonesia’s International Mass Media - A Case of the Jakarta Post
SN - 978-989-758-332-2
AU - Gunawan W.
AU - Utami M.
PY - 2017
SP - 670
EP - 675
DO - 10.5220/0007173006700675